UK Japan Engineering Education League

5-7 September 2019, London, UK

The annual workshop of the UK Japan Engineering Education League (UKJEEL) will take place at Queen Mary University of London on 5-7 September 2019. As in previous years, the workshop will have a graduate student track and a faculty track. See the programme page for details

(1) Graduate Student Track

This year, we will be concentrating on research in the areas of biomaterials, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics and biotechnology, including chemical engineering. Doctoral students are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract of their ongoing research in these fields. All accepted abstracts will be published online in the workshop proceedings. Doctoral students with accepted abstracts will give a brief oral talk and poster presentations on the first day. The student track also includes a special session on microteaching, where students work in groups to develop a short introductory lecture aimed at the first years’ undergraduate level. Students will be guided by experienced teaching staff from QMU. Student groups will then present their microteaching module on the 2nd day of the workshop. 

(2) Faculty Track

The faculty track aims at exchanging ideas for engineering education, strengthening existing contacts and initiating new contacts, facilitating new research exchanges and professional development. Specifically, this  track will allow exchanging innovative ideas on teaching between Japanese and UK university faculty. The invited talks will focus on new teaching methods, such as the inverted classroom. The faculty track also includes a round table discussion, and this year’s theme is “How to mentor junior teaching staff in engineering”. Younger faculty will be encouraged to ask questions about teaching during the round-table. Both tracks will converge on a discussion where senior faculty will draw on their experience and give valuable advice for doctoral students who aim to pursue a career in academia.

Why Attend?

Either you are a PhD student in the areas of biomaterials, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics,  biotechnology, or chemical engineering and would like the opportunity to discuss your research with fellow students from the UK and Japan and to consider whether you wish to become an academic/faculty member in the future. 

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You are academic faculty in these areas and wish to consider the newest ideas in pedagogical methods applied to engineering education in discussion with your colleagues from the UK and Japan and help nurture the next generation of teaching staff in engineering.

Member organizations of UKJEEL

Japan: Hokkaido University, Kyoto University, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Osaka University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology
UK: University of Birmingham, Cardiff University, University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow, University of Exeter, Imperial College London, Newcastle University, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, Queen Mary University of London, Queen’s University of Belfast and University College London