Sector: Scientific Innovation
Country location: Australia, Japan
Grantee: Dr Hongyuan Liu
The northernmost major university in Japan, Hokkaido University, is linked to the southernmost university in Australia, University of Tasmania, through this project.
A lecturer from Hokkaido University will spend nearly one year at the University of Tasmania for collaborative geomechanics education and research. A workshop will also be hosted at the University of Tasmania for Hobart civil engineering undergraduate students to explore Sapporo-style engineering classroom and education. A public lecture will be delivered disseminating how geomechanics research promotes civil, mining and energy engineering practices in Hokkaido among Tasmanian members of Australian Geomechanics Society and Engineers Australia. A forum will be hosted during the Australian and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professional Conference in Hobart in 2018 for interactions between Japanese and Australasian young geotechnical professions. A tour to research partners of University of Tasmania's geomechanics team including CSIRO and Monash will cultivate linkages beyond Tasmania and Hokkaido.
- Welcome event for A/Prof Fukuda from Hokkaido University, University of Tasmania, 02 November 2017
- Workshop for civil engineering students, University of Tasmania, 06 April 2018
- Public lecture, University of Tasmania, 24 July 2018
- Forum during the Australian and New Zealand Young Geotechnical Professions Conference, Hotel Grand Chancellor, 01 to 02 October 2018
- Visit to CSIRO in Brisbane, 03 to 10 October 2018
- Visit to Monash University, Monash University in Melbourne, 11 to 18 October 2018
- Visit to Hokkaido University, Sapporo, 29 October 2018 to 06 November 2018
Social media: LinkedIn: Dr Hongyuan Liu, University of Tasmania website
Australia-Japan Foundation grant offer: $15,400.00 (GST inclusive)
Total project value: $15,400.00 (GST inclusive)