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2023/9/27 GEfIL Abroad Program Reporting Session was held with sponsoring companies and foundations

On Wednesday, 27th September, the GEfIL Abroad Program Reporting Session was held at Ito Hall, Hongo Campus. This year, 98 students in total were able to travel abroad in this spring and summer.


On the day of the event, 70 current GEfIL students and representatives from companies and foundations interacted with each other. 27 representatives from 16 companies and foundations participated in it.


The session was started with opening remarks by Prof. Kensuke Fukushi, Director of GLP Office,  and the greetings by Prof. Kaori Hayashi, Executive Director and Vice President. The first part of the Reporting Session was presentations by the sponsoring companies. The following five companies acted as presenters.

・Sumitomo Corporation

・ABB Japan

・Sony Group Corporation


・LIXIL Corporation

Each companies presented their own global business operational presence and required human resources in global business.


The second part was the Reporting Sessions from the GEfIL Students. 12 students from the 5 teams took the podium and reported in English on the GEfIL Abroad Programs they experienced this summer.

・Germany     Aachen

・UK         Oxfod (Exeter)

・Singapore    Nanyang Technological

・Turkey      Istanbul Aydin

・USA        Stanford


This was followed by Q&As and comments from Prof. Astushi Tsuda, who are Executive Director and Vice President of UTokyo.


After the reporting session, the poster session with all participants was held in Event Space! The students who did not participate in the presentation on the stage fully reported on the achievements of this year with 16 beautiful posters. GEfIL Students, attendees from companies and foundations, and GLP Mentors interacted altogether in front of the posters.


Lastly, on behalf of the sponsor companies, Mr. Ryota Fujii, Sustainability Department of Sumitomo Corporation gave a comment, which brought the event to a close.


Last year, approx. 80% of GEfIL abroad programs were conducted in overseas countries, and almost all GEfIL students could go abroad this year with some exceptions.

In that sense, current GEfIL students could achieve the most benefits of the program.

We appreciate so much generous support from all sponsoring companies and foundations.


(Attended companies and foundations)

Sumitomo Corporation/ IHI Corporation/ ABB Japan/ Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd/

SUMITOMO LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY/ Sony Group Corporation/ The Tazaki Foundation/


LIXIL Corporation

NISSAN GLOBAL FOUNDATION/ Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and others