DPMM Students Participated in the 3rd Global Project Based Learning Program at Shibaura Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan
A total of seven students from the Disaster Preparedness, Mitigation and Management (DPMM) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) participated in the Global Project Based Learning program (gPBL) hosted by Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT) in Tokyo, Japan from September 8th to September 17th, 2023.
Global Project Based Learning (gPBL) involves collaborative efforts between students from Japan and partner universities abroad. Together with 26 other participants from AIT, Mr. Nattapon Trumikaborworn, Ms. Arunswasdi Bhuridadtpong, Mr. Neelay Srivastava, Ms. Theint Yee Soe, Mr. Zaw Min Htet, Mr. Hlaing Wint Lwin, and Ms. Hnin Wai Lwin from DPMM program had the privilege to work with a team of students from various countries and engage in discussions to address challenges posed by professors and industry experts. The programme fosters student engagement in the acquisition of problem-solving capabilities, group collaboration within multi-cultural ecosystems, the cultivation of critical thinking skills, and the development of systems management abilities through the practical application of problem-solving methodologies.
The focus of the group presentation mainly focused on the subject of disaster management and its alignment with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Shibaura Institute of Technology, which is known for its engineering and technological courses, often employ PBL to give students a practical experience, allowing them to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world scenarios.