Graduate School of Science and Technology

8th UKJEEL Workshop:“Asian Engineering Education Workshop”

The date and contents have been changed.
The workshop held as on online event only on Zoom


Due to the Covid-19 situation, the 2021 UK-Japan Engineering Education (UKJEEL) Workshop will be held as a virtual workshop. Like in previous years, the workshop will consist of a student track and a faculty track. This year, the scientific theme is “Engineering & Data Science”. Graduate and post-graduate students are invited to submit a one-page extended abstract of their ongoing research in all fields related to engineering and data science, including ethical aspects. We particularly solicit contributions reporting on innovative applications of computational sciences to solve engineering problems in a wide range of domains. All accepted extended abstracts will be published online.

The faculty track aims at exchanging ideas for engineering education, strengthening existing contacts and initiating new contacts, facilitating new research exchanges and professional development. Specifically, this year’s faculty track will focus on exchanging innovative ideas on online teaching. This year, the Covid-19 pandemic has forced many universities to adopt new technologies and approaches to online teaching and learning. The faculty track will allow lecturers to share their experiences and provide a platform for discussing best practices in online teaching and learning

Important dates

  • Abstract submission (extended): 31 December 2020
  • Acceptance notification: 10 January 2021
  • Early bird registration (extended): 20 January 2021
  • Workshop dates (changed): 26-27 February 2021

Organizing committee

Chair and local organizer: Prof. Yuji Tanabe, Niigata University

  • Celine Mougenot, Imperial College London, UK
  • Rod Smith, Imperial College London, UK
  • James Cannon, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Daniel Berrar, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Jeffrey Cross, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Yuji Tanabe, Niigata University, Japan
  • Kazuo Ogura, Niigata University, Japan
  • Takamasa Suzuki, Niigata University, Japan
  • Jun Jie Wu, Durham University, UK
  • Ian Watson, Glasgow University, UK

Invited speakers

  • Prof. James Cannon, Kyushu University, Japan
  • Prof. Yamauchi, Niigata University, Japan
  • Dr. Tawatchai Charinpanitkul, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  • Prof. Truong Thu Huong, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam



Friday, 26th February

Saturday, 27th February

Prof. T Yamauchi, Niigata University, Japan

“Introduction to Tertiary Education Program for Sustainable Development Engineering -Lessons from Henry Dyer”

Dr. Tawatchai Charinpanitkul, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

“Adaptation of blended learning under the re-spreading of COVID-19”

Prof. Truong Thu Huong, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

“Virtual Classroom and Virtual Laboratory for online Learning during the Covid-19 pandemic”

Prof. James Cannon, Kyushu University, Japan

“Making online education engaging: my experience using ChallengeHub”
Online classes are generally less engaging for students and teachers alike. What’s the difference between an online lecture and YouTube? Are students really finding your lecture useful? And how can students get help from each other or the teacher in an online class? Online education needs to be more engaging, but this is more than just doing quizzes in class to support a lecture. It is about using this as an opportunity to better support both students and teachers, inside and outside class time. ChallengeHub is a platform for open, challenge-driven learning, which arose from James’ experience of teaching at Kyushu University. In this talk, James will outline his practical experience of using ChallengeHub to create a more engaging online education experience for both students and teacher. He will discuss some of the advantages and challenges he has encountered, and highlight how challenge-driven learning has changed the way he prepares for and teaches classes.

Abstract submission

Template (including the email address where sending your abstract to)


Registration is free.
Registration Form” submitted to by 10 February 2021.


The workshop will be held online on Zoom. Details will be sent to registered participants later.


Prof. Yuji Tanabe
Dean of Graduate School of Science and Technology, Niigata University