◆ILAS Summer Program

ILAS Learn in English Summer Camp

'ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES related to the earth's atmosphere'

At Shigaraki MU Observatory (Sept. 3-4, 2019)

ILAS/ i-ARRC is offering you a Special Summer Seminar in English in Shigaraki.


Environmental issues related to the earth's atmosphere, such as global warming, are among major social concerns. 
Under the special guidance of our most renowned radar specialist, 
Prof. Toru Sato, we visit Shigaraki MU Observatory
which features one of the world's largest atmospheric radars, study technologies to observe and analyze various atmospheric phenomena, 
and then work on several environmental problems in groups. 
On the second day after the presentations and discussions, we will also visit Soto-en”, one of the traditional Shigaraki potteries.

Aimed at KU students and International students

※Working Language: English

※You don’t necessarily need to bring scientific backgrounds for this camp. The environmental issues would interest everyone, whatever the major is. 


Dates:                                                                 …Sept. 03. (Tue.) 04. (Wed.), 2019

Participants:                                                  …max.
 13 Students (plus Prof. Sato)

*When more than 13 students apply, participants will be decided by a lottery.


Sept. 3



Kyoto University Yoshida-South Campus-> MUO


Site Tour


Lunch (BYOF)


Lecture 1 'Upper atmosphere'


Lecture 2 'Atmospheric radar and other techniques'




Group work 1: Survey and brain storming


Dinner (Order a bento delivery)


Group work 2: Preparation for presentation



Sept. 4



Breakfast (BYOF)


Presentations and discussions


MUO-> Shigaraki City


Lunch at a casual restaurant in Shigaraki


Visit of the traditional pottery factory 'Soto-en'


Shigaraki-> Kyoto University Yoshida-South Campus


    Group works:

4-6 students in 2-3 groups


'Environmental issues related to earth's atmosphere' (CO2, ozone, PM2.5, etc.)

- Roles ofscience and technology (what they can do)

- Possiblesolutions (what we can do)



MU Observatory


    Prof. ToruSATO



Free for students

Accommodation (at The MU Rader Observatory)

Transportation (A chartered bus to the venue and return)

Meals are to be paid by students:                            About JPY 3,000(incl. Bento).-

Sept. 3 Lunch・・・Please bring your own food and drinks

    Dinner・・・ You will organize a bento delivery. (It will cost approx. JPY700.-)

Sept. 4 Breakfast・・・ Your own food*

       (※On the way to the Observatory, we will stop by a supermarket or a convenience store to be able to buy some foods for the breakfast.)

    Lunch・・・ At a casual restaurant in Shigaraki

How to Apply:                                                               Deadline July 07 (Sun.), 2019

Apply from ILAS Summer Camp 2019 in Shigaraki  Application” by July 07 (Sun.).



Announcement of the selected participants:                            July 10 (Wed.), 2019

All applicants will receive emails with the result of the lottery. 

Since some cancellations are to expect, we will contact you acc. to the waiting list when a vacant place becomes available.



Cancellation policy》 ※Be sure to read!

If a participant calls off his/her participation for any reason,
send an email without fail (even on the morning of departure) to: iarrc-ka@mail2.adm.kyoto-u.ac.jp

In case of no shows without giving any prior notice, you may be refused to participate in ILAS events in the future. Since there may be many applicants on a waiting list, please let us know your cancellation as soon as possible when decided.


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