The 2023 edition of the 4th advanced project-based learning (aPBL) took place at Shibaura Institute of Technology from December 1 to December 10, 2022. The program prioritized hands-on learning and fostered partnerships with global universities to advance sustainable development worldwide.
Participants from institutions like IITM, IIITDM, UPM, and UMT attended the program. The opening day included a welcome by Prof. Muralidhar Miryala, highlighting the significance of project-based learning. The schedule included workshops addressing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and a cultural exchange program in Tokyo.
The program continued with lectures by Professors M.S. Ramachandra Rao, Soo Kien Chen and Oon Jew Lee, Tejendra Dixit focusing on superconductors and nanocomposites. Workshops showcased student research, including topics on diamond biosensors and sustainable technological advancements.
A visit to the Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Centre provided insights into maglev technology. The program also featured interactions with JST members and a lecture by Prof. Miryala on the ecological potential of superconductivity.
A workshop centered around SDG4 (Quality Education) involved collaboration on solutions for global educational challenges. The program concluded with a closing ceremony where participants shared their cultural experiences and insights. Throughout the program, there was a focus on hands-on learning, cultural immersion, and research discussions, aligning with the goals of advancing sustainable development and fostering global citizenship.