Category Archives: Event Information

Academic Events and Activities of relevance.

Job hunting seminar exclusively for foreigners in Japan

To all of you who might be interested in finding a job or an internship in Japan, this seminar, held next week on March 4th and 5th, may be a good opportunity for you to get in touch with some Japanese companies willing to recruit foreign students. By the this “Top Career” brand is an organization helping foreigners for their job hunting in Japan, apparently including support for CV or cover letters etc., and it seems to be for free.

Click Here to read more information and register for the seminar.

GO Global Study Abroad Event – IARU Global Summer Program (Komaba, Thursday, December 11, 2014)

Hello GPES and fellow PEAK/GPEAK/Todai students,

Please have a look at the following event that will take place on Komaba campus (Bldg. 13, Room 1313) on Thursday, December 11, 2014 in the evening from 18:15 to 19:40.

If you are interested in spending a summer at some of the best universities in the world, then you should definitely consider applying to the IARU Global Summer Program.

For details on IARU and and the event please see:

Click to access poster_E_000.pdf

Best regards,

The GPES Student Group

(picture/poster courtesy of Todai Go Global administration)

65th Komaba Festival on the University of Tokyo Komaba Campus (Nov. 22-24, 2014)

Picture courtesy of the Komaba Festival Comittee

Hello everyone,

I would like to direct your attention on the upcoming 65th edition of the Komaba Festival at the Komaba campus of the University of Tokyo. The festival is organized by the students who are based on Komaba campus and will offer a variety of activities and events that will span for three days from Saturday, November 22 to Monday, November 24, 2014, each day from 9:00(am) to 18:00(pm).

Please check the official website (soon available in English as well):

Directions: Please use the Keio Inokashira Line (Local train) from Shibuya station the Komabatodaimae station.

GO Global Study Abroad Website (ONLY in Japanese)


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Hello everyone,

For University of Tokyo students interested in study abroad opportunities, please a have a look the “GO Global”, which lists the several short-term & long-term study abroad possibilities, inlcuding interships, summer classes or workshops.

UNFORTUNATELY, this website was, is and even after pointing this fact out to the university directorate, continues to be (for most parts) only available in Japanese.

However some information is nonetheless available in English:

We as GPES Student Group hope though that the unievrsity will make additional efforts to provide study abroad in English, so that the whole student body can profit from these amazing study abroad programs.

Best regards,

GPES Student Group

Third Symposium of Sultan Qaboos Academic Chairs (October 2-3, 2014)


Image taken from the symposium website

There will be a symposium happening this Thursday and Friday (October 2-3rd) on Water Resource Management in the Middle East at Hongo campus’ Ito Kokusai Hall.

Titled “Managing Water Resources for Sustainable Development”, this will be an exciting symposium in which professors from Japan, Oman, the Netherlands, Bahrain, among others, will be presenting the latest developments in their work pertaining to water resources and its various aspects. Most talks will be in Arabic or Japanese with simultaneous translations.

The first day of this symposium (October 2) is open to only faculty and students of the University of Tokyo, but registration is required. To register, you can go to:

The second day of the symposium (October 3) is open to all. The schedule of both days can be found on this website:

I am quite excited for this conference as I will be presenting a poster of my research thus far. If you have time, do come by to say “Hi”!



FSC (Foreign Students’ Circle) Kabuki Event July 6, 2014

Hello everyone,

I want to inform you guys that on July 6, 2014, the Foreign Students’ Circle, an association that tries to connect foreign students with Tokyo locals and introduces them to traditional Japanese culture, will organize a cool Kabuki event with a brief introduction on Kabuki, meal and show and the National Kabuki Theatre.

This is a very fun event, I joined last year (see picture). I am a member of the FSC, and I can bring friends.

Since I am intending to sign up, please let me know if some of the GPES/GPEAK students of you want to join as well, so I can reserve a seat for you as well.




GPES Seminar June 13, 2014 at 2.30pm in Komaba (Bldg. 16, room 126,127)


Hello everyone,


GPES Seminar with focus on Biology presented by Prof. Tobias I. Baskin of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

The title of this seminar will be: “Plant growth: Scaling up from cell to stem” and will be mainly about plant cytoskeleton ( they use it to stabilize their cells and transport substances inside and outside of the cells).

 However the seminar will also be of interest to those without a biology background since he said he will start his talk from a sustainability perspective and will try to make it as easy to understand as possible for non-bio students.

So don’t miss out on this opportunity.

For detailed information, please consult semi TB1

Best regards,



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ESBE2014 INVITATION (Beijing, China, August 2014)

Hello everyone,

Please find a link below to an international conference that might be of interest to some of you. The conference will be held from August 19-20, 2014.

Important Deadlines:

– Author Registration: June 20, 2014

– Paper Submission: June 15, 2014


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