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Purpose of this program

Educational base formation

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The School of Architecture & Wind Engineering
Global COE program secretariat 1583, Iiyama, Atsugi-shi, Kanagawa, 243-0297, Japan
TEL & FAX:046-242-9658

Educational base formation implementation plan

■ Educational program
The basic philosophy is love. Education and research in the fields of wind-resistant design, natural cross ventilation and wind environment/air pollution are based on love of human beings, global resources and the atmospheric environment. To develop truly capable international human resources from graduate students, the Center will hold open seminars 20 times a year and will implement international internship programs for PhD students (8 persons a year), short-term fellowships (for 3 months, 10 persons a year), and an international advanced school on wind engineering (for a week, once a year). In addition, the Center will provide a global reformative CI learning system using VORTEX-Winds, and will establish a creative curriculum and improve the quality of educational research centers: not only the proposed Center but also other centers around the world. With this educational system, the Center aims at supplying society with students, engineers and researchers who are fully capable of handling wind loading/environmental evaluation methods, experimental methods, simulation, modeling, etc. as well as achieving international leadership in exploring new frontiers of wind engineering.

■ Initiative in international wind engineering organizations
As a lead to international wind engineering organizations, the Center will hold about 20 international research meetings over five years, including an International Symposium on Wind Engineering (ISWE, 3 times), a Workshop on Regional Harmonization of Wind Loading and Wind Environmental Specification in Asia-Pacific Economies (APEC-WW, 4 times), a Korea-Japan Joint Meeting on Wind Engineering (JaWEiK, 5 times). The wind engineers' network, constructed to harmonize wind loading and wind environmental specifications and guidelines for Asia-Pacific regions, will be utilized and maintained. Initiatives will also be taken to establish a cyber-infrastructure on wind engineering using VORTEX-Winds. Furthermore, the program leader's role as president of the International Association for Wind Engineering (IAWE) will be fulfilled. The Center will thus establish global wind engineering education and research initiatives that will transcend economic, cultural and technological boundaries between the nations.