Higher Education – Challenges and Current Developments

21th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V. with kind support of Oldenburg University.

Date: May 20–21, 2016
Venue: Universität Oldenburg, Hörsaal am Campus Wechloy, Oldenburg, Germany

Event report in NvC 02/2016 (in German)


Friday, May 20, 2016

13:30Welcome Remarks
14:00Introduction into the topic
Prof. Dr. Verena Pietzner (University of Oldenburg), PD Dr. Daisy Rotzoll (Leipzig University)

Part 1: Higher Education in Japan and Germany
Convenor: PD Dr. Daisy Rotzoll
14:30The Academic Profession in Japan and Germany
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Teichler (Kassel University, INCHER Kassel
Abstract Teichler (65 KB)
Presentation Teichler (117 KB)
15:00Transformation of Japan’s Higher Education in Response to Global Challenges
Prof. Dr. Akiyoshi Yonezawa (Tohoku University, Office of Institutional Research)
Abstract Yonezawa (55 KB)
Presentation Yonezawa (1.7 MB)
15:30Q & A session
16:00Coffee break

Part 2: Innovating Teacher Education
Convenor: Prof. Dr. Verena Pietzner
16:30The Teacher Training in Germany: New Ways – Old Problems
Prof. Dr. Lothar Wigger (TU Dortmund, General Educational Science)
Abstract Wigger (53 KB)
Presentation Wigger (534 KB)
17:00Teacher Training and Japan’s Current Higher Education
Prof. Dr. Toshiko Ito (Mie University, Graduate School of Education)
Abstract Ito (50 KB)
Presentation Ito (632 KB)
17:30Q & A session
18:00go to dinner venue
18:30Dinner at the restaurant Zum Drögen Hasen
19:00JSPS Alumni Club Award Ceremony

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Part 3: Natural Science and Medicine
Convenor: PD Dr. Daisy Rotzoll
09:00Medical Education in Japan: How the Past Informs the Future
Prof. Dr. Nobutaro Ban (Nagoya University, Department of General Medicine)
Abstract Ban (136 KB)
Presentation Ban (4.8 MB)
09:30Medical Education in Germany: Development of the National Competence Based Catalogue of Learning Objectives
Prof. Dr. Eckhart Hahn (Erlangen University, Department of Internal Medicine)
Abstract Hahn (21 KB)
Presentation Hahn (389 KB)
10:00Q & A session
10:30Coffee break

Part 4: Chemistry
Convenor: Prof. Dr. Verena Pietzner
11:00Digital Media in Higher Chemistry Education
Prof. Dr. Richard Göttlich (Gießen University, Organic Chemistry)
Abstract Göttlich (62 KB)
Presentation Göttlich (1.15 MB)
11:30Q & A session
11:45Introduction of JSPS Programs
Yuriko Nishizaki (JSPS Bonn Office)
12:05Closing Remarks

For participants of General assembly of the JSPS Club:
General assembly of the JSPS Club
go to city center
Guided tour

For others:
go to city center
Guided tour


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