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Osaka University
Osaka, Japan

Osaka University is committed to contributing to global society through the upholding of its motto, “Live Locally, Grow Globally.” It prides itself in successfully conducting research and educating the next generation of scholars in a multitude of disciplines ranging from humanities, social sciences, medicine, dentistry and pharmaceutical science, to life and engineering sciences.

Osaka University was founded as Japan’s sixth national university in 1931 and has evolved into one of the country’s most prominent institutions. As part of the efforts to strengthen international activities, Osaka University opened four overseas offices. They are the North American Center for Academic Initiatives in San Francisco, USA, in 2004, European Center for Academic Initiatives in Groningen, The Netherlands, in 2005, ASEAN Center for Academic Initiatives in Bangkok, Thailand, in 2006 and East Asian Center for Academic Initiatives in Shanghai, China, in 2010.

Furthermore, Osaka University’s strong education and research capacities were enhanced by merging with the former Osaka University of Foreign Studies in 2007, creating a synergy to improve international cooperation and research on global issues. We also established a new center for international cooperation named the “Global Collaboration Center” in 2007. It aims to draw strength from networks, both local and international, cooperating with the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the National Museum of Ethnology as well as other government and international organizations, agencies, industries. We hope that it provides a new mechanism for inter-university collaboration.

Website: www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en

VSE Summer Semester 2021: Osaka University (International Exchange Special Lecture)


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED
Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
April 14 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



Course Information

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Number of Credits*1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Engineering
Course TeacherProf. MORIKAWA Yoshitada, Prof. HAMADA Ikutaro
Language of Instruction Japanese/English
First Day of ClassJun 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassJul 30, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description After learning about the Hartree-Fock method and density functional theory, which are the basis of electronic state theory based on quantum mechanics, we will study the chemical reaction process on solid surfaces, solid-liquid interfaces, under high pressure, and in solutions from a quantum mechanical point of view. The purpose is to acquire the basic knowledge necessary for understanding at the molecular level and to cultivate problem-solving ability.

The purpose is to develop the ability to understand the electronic state of a substance and the factors of the physical and chemical properties expressed by materials based on quantum mechanics, and to give a guideline for designing a more desirable materials based on the knowledge obtained from quantum theories. The purpose of this lecture is to learn Hartree-Fock approximation, density functional theory, and concrete electronic state theory using them.
RestrictionsPrerequisites: basic knowledge of quantum mechanics and statistical mechanics.
Points to Note for StudentsQuantum simulation is becoming an indispensable method in material science, and this lecture will introduce its basics and applications.

Students are required to watch "Topics in Quantum Simulations I". This lecture can be viewed as a recording.
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Number of Credits*1
Offering DepartmentGraduate School of Engineering Science (The Institute for NanoScience Design)
Course TeacherProf. Seiji TAKEDA, Prof. Tadashi ITOH
Language of Instruction English
Class Dates2 or 3 weeks in July - August 2021. Exact dates TBA at: http://www.insd.osaka-u.ac.jp/nano/
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description The Institute for NanoScience Design, Osaka University will invite foreign lecturers from abroad and hold the INSD summer school 2021 on nanoscience and nanotechnology, composed of four topics each having eight lectures that are usually taught in topmost foreign universities. The summer school is aimed at fostering international young talent on nanoscience and nanoengineering. This program is shared with Tsukuba University and connects three campuses, Toyonaka, Suita, and Tsukuba, via video conferencing systems. This year four lectures will offer four topics, two from Osaka and two from Tsukuba.

Students not only attend the class taught in English but also learn the topmost foreign style of lecturing and how to capture main objects for the lecture. Students are requested to ask various kinds of questions which they do not understand or want to study further. At the same time, students are asked to be used to some quiz, exercise, and examination during the lecture.
Course OutlineDownload
Number of Credits*1
Offering DepartmentGraduate School of Engineering Science (The Institute for NanoScience Design)
Course TeacherProf. Seiji TAKEDA, Prof. Tadashi ITOH
Language of Instruction English
Class Dates2 or 3 weeks in July - August 2021. Exact dates TBA at: http://www.insd.osaka-u.ac.jp/nano/
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+9
Course Description The Institute for NanoScience Design, Osaka University will invite foreign lecturers from abroad and hold the INSD summer school 2021 on nanoscience and nanotechnology, composed of four topics each having eight lectures that are usually taught in topmost foreign universities. The summer school is aimed at fostering international young talent on nanoscience and nanoengineering. This program is shared with Tsukuba University and connects three campuses, Toyonaka, Suita, and Tsukuba, via video conferencing systems. This year four lectures will offer four topics, two from Osaka and two from Tsukuba.

Students not only attend the class taught in English but also learn the topmost foreign style of lecturing and how to capture main objects for the lecture. Students are requested to ask various kinds of questions which they do not understand or want to study further. At the same time, students are asked to be used to some quiz, exercise, and examination during the lecture.
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