GLOBAL STUDY PROGRAM (JAPAN)
GSP stands for Global Study Program and is an initative of the Chiba University in Japan. The key-concept of the GSP is collaborativity. In this program students are encouraged to use their own experience and disciplinary knowledge to express their ideas and to embody through cooperation with their peers a state of mind that we deem to be necessary in today's globalized world: the ability to approach a task from different angles, which is made possible by collaborating with others. Global Study Programs emphasize interdisciplinarity, critical thinking and multicultural understanding.
The trip to Japan took place between September 13th and 27th 2019. The Topic was „Urban Attractions, Rural Destinations – The Reinvention of Japan as tourist paradise: From „The land of contrast“ to „endless discovery“ between Urban centers, rural regions and nature areas”
All information is available from Opal: https://bildungsportal.sachsen.de/opal/auth/RepositoryEntry/10753146881 (OPAL: M952 - Global Study Program).
The topic of the 2018 Global Study Program (GSP) at the Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (HTW) was ”Gardens and Horticulture in Urban Society“.
Our concept aimed to take a holistic view on the topic by exemplarily looking at the city of Dresden, that is to use Dresden as a case study for our inquiries. Thus Dresden's land use pattern, historical, current and future challenges relating to horticulture in and around the city and problems concerning Dresden's manifold gardens and other green spaces such as parks were to be taken into consideration by the students. These questions related to the introductions of issues by various stakeholders, scientific and professional, public and private, commercial and voluntary. The students all brought in their respective fields, and also the involved professors all came from a different background, so a multi-facted approach to the overal topic was granted. Further, the professors from Dresden introduced the students to selected academic disciplines involved in structuring the analytical, conceptual and informational process related to the topic.”
Downlad the Flyer of the GSP 2018
25.09.2017 15 students of the HTW Dresden are currently on a study trip to Japan, where they participate in the 2nd Global Study Program (GSP 2017) of the HTW Dresden and the Chiba University (Japan). Together with students from Chiba University, the participants will focus on "Automation and its Social Impact".
The 2nd GLOBAL STUDY PROGRAM is now at the Chiba University in Japan running
It is a collaboration between Chiba University and HTW Dresden. This year’s topic is Automation and its social impact. In this program students are encouraged to use their own experience and disciplinary knowledge to express their ideas and to embody through cooperation with their peers a state of mind that we deem to be necessary in today’s globalized world: the ability to approach a task from different angles. Students will have the chance to get insight into new technology, interview manufacturers from different branches, who are part in creating the “automated future” and visit several museums in Tokyo with guided tours. Depending on their respective working projects, students can also go and gather information from the public about the situation of automation in Japanese society and its awareness. Review on all the input and working together in groups to enable students to present own ideas is the goal of the GSP in general, and will be of major importance this year.