The purpose

To become an infrastructure engineer
(highly skilled professional)
with excellent practical expertise

In China, Korea and Japan, various infrastructures were intensively developed during the period of high economic growth, and they helped improve socioeconomic environment of each country. Especially in Japan where its society reaches a mature stage, the aging infrastructure requires increased maintenance and renewal expenditures. In other words, deteriorated infrastructure is now greatly affecting the socioeconomic situation in Japan and other Asian countries.

Meanwhile, in ASEAN countries including Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, limited national budget, insufficient knowledge and experience in management, and lack of maintenance system cause a severe shortage of human resources capable of maintaining the existing infrastructures properly, which will lead to a big social problem in the near future.

Taking the current situation into consideration, we strive to develop human resources capable of supporting the infrastructures in Asian countries from a technological aspect. Focusing on the civil engineering field that Nagasaki University is proud of, including structural engineering (bridges), geotechnical engineering (tunnels), and water environment engineering (dams, water and sewage plant), the project aims to have students understand the impact of deteriorated infrastructures on socioeconomic situation and acquire technical expertise to exert Japanese excellent inspection and maintenance techniques across Asia.

Toward infrastructure engineers as described below:

  1. 1Human resources with professional knowledge and skills about infrastructure maintenance and related management technology,
  2. 2Human resources with unbiased knowledge of overall infrastructure maintenance and its technology, and
  3. 3Human resources with language (especially English) skills required as global professionals.

Number of exchange students planned in this project

*The total number of students exchanged per year (regardless of the period of study, or the number of credits earned).
sent accepted
6 0
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10
sent accepted
10 10

Requirements as an exchange student:

  1. 1A full-time student of the universities that concluded the Memorandum of Understanding on Student Exchange based on the Academic Cooperation Agreements with Nagasaki University, or
  2. 2A full-time student of the Graduate School of Engineering of Nagasaki University,
  3. 3The course completion of the student’s home university is scheduled to be after the exchange period designated by Nagasaki University, and
  4. 4Since lectures will be given in English, an exchange student should have TOEFL-PBT 450, TOEFL-iBT 45 or above score.