Link geomechanics groups at Hokkaido University and University of Tasmania

14 September 2017

Sector: Scientific Innovation

Country location: Australia, Japan

Grantee: Dr Hongyuan Liu

Link logo: Hokkaido University and University of Tasmania
Link northernmost major university in Japan to southernmost university in Australia through geomechanics education and research. Credit: Dr Hong Liu and Mr Tao Yang

Project description

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.


Key dates:

  • 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)

Last Updated: 14 September 2017