On 31st August, Professor Naoshi Sugiyama and Designated Assistant Professor Etsuko Tanaka from the Phd Professional Promotion Office of Nagoya University visited the Consulate.
This office was established in 2012 for the purpose of developing the talents of PhD students (post doctorates) in highly specialized areas.
The participants in the programme are put through training in presentation styles, story-telling and body language usage to help them become successful in international business and academic settings.
An overseas training programme for furthering these skills started 6 years ago. This year 5 graduate students visited the University of Edinburgh for 3 days to improve their communication style and were tasked with conveying their advanced research in an easy-to-understand presentation to non-experts.
On 1st September the students gave their final speeches; demonstrating their research with ingenuity and flair and helped even non-experts in better understanding their projects.
Nagoya University Training at Edinburgh University
September 6, 2018