“Everyone really wanted to be there [...] it was so great to interact with so many people. Everyone had a different culture which opened my eyes. Also, I think the most important thing and the thing that should be kept this way is that EVERYONE had a different interest, a different major, a different career goal [...] this way it kept is less competitive and instead allowed for so many different view points to learn from.”
The video below captures some moments of the 2012 INU Student Seminar:
The INU Student Seminar, held each year since 2006 at Hiroshima University, is an interdisciplinary course, which aims to allow students from INU universities to learn about the concept of global citizenship through discussions, workshops and cultural activities.The Seminar is held in conjunction with the Peace Memorial Ceremony of the Hiroshima bombing 6 August 1945. Eighty students from 17 different attended the 7th INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace 2012 on the topic “Our (Non) Nuclear Future?”.
In 2013 INU Student Seminar for Global Citizenship and Peace will take place August 4 – 10, 2013, in Hiroshima, Japan.
Hiroshima University is able to fund at least 2 students per INU member institution (travel & accommodation) for the seminar. Please note however, that your home institution may fund additional students to come to the seminar. Check with your International Office directly.
*Participating Universities are: Malmö University (SE), Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (IT), Universitat Rovira i Virgili (ES), Asian Pacific University (JP), UNPAR (ID), Hiroshima University (JP), Flinders University (AU), Ritsumeikan University (JP), James Madison University (USA), Hiroshima University (JP).
The INU Student Seminars feature:
# An intensive program with lectures and workshops with academic experts and guest speakers from around the world;
# Interactive workshops that encourage stimulating discussion with students from across the globe;
# UN General Assembly Role Play;
# An integrated cultural program that introduces a unique side of Hiroshima, which includes a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum and special entry to attend the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on 6 August.
The Student Seminar is designed for highly motivated students from INU member institutions. It targets students who are willing to be challenged by an intensive academic and cultural program. The ideal INU student will want to:
# Increase his or her understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural challenges emerging in an increasingly globalized world;
# Understand the notion of global citizenship and consider his or her potential as a global citizen;
# Deepen his or her appreciation of the challenges and payoffs of cross-cultural and international engagement;
# Share reflections with students, academics, and other seminar participants, and learn from other seminar participants.
Participants will explore and contribute to the academic debates surrounding the theme of the Seminar. The Student Seminar will promote reflection on the nature of globalization, the possibilities and limitations of the United Nations and other organizations, and the relationship between globalization and global citizenship.
Please note: The student seminar guide books will be available on this page in late May 2013!
The INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship and Peace has a different theme within the field of Global Citizenship and Peace each year. So far the following topics have been discussed and debated during the Seminars: