November 11, 2020
A seminar on University-Industry Collaboration was The Center for Research in Mathematics Education (CRME), Institute for Research and Development in Teaching Profession (IRDTP) for ASEAN, the Khon Kaen University of Thailand in collaboration TOYO System and MCIJ of Japan. It was held at the Smart Classroom, IRDTP for ASEAN, Khon Kaen University. Associate Professor Dr. Maitree Inprasitha as Vice President for Education and Academic Services and Acting Director of IRDTP for ASEAN and Mr. Hideki Shoji as President of TOYO System Company gave an opening speech and welcomed over 20 participants.
This University-Industry Collaboration Seminar was aimed at raising awareness among student participants in the environmental problems in Thailand and public benefits, enabling participants to develop innovation, inspiring them in educational participation, and corporate social responsibility, by listening to the operations of the world-class industrial company.
Mr. Hideki Shoji who has 30 years of fieldwork experience provided a great opportunity for Thailand’s participants to learn how to think and do this will lead to other joint activities in the future. Mr. Hideki Shoji emphasized that community and local participation are essential human resources development in solving environmental problems. He further highlighted the importance of mathematics as the foundation and is used in compiling information. This is because environmental problems cannot be solved without mathematics knowledge. Several pictures, videos, television news, and activities of the company were presented as examples of successful environmental problem solutions. The TOYO System is located in Iwaki, Fukushima, Japan, and using its advanced technologies added with the local community’s involvement to solve the environmental issues. The company’s main principle is to transfer knowledge of its battery development and technology to the local community so that they can involve significantly. The overall talk was in the Japanese language and Associate Professor Dr. Maitree Inprasitha translated into the Thai language so that the participants could understand the contents of the talk.
Mr. Hideki Shoji as President of TOYO System Company shared his fieldwork experience.