Roles and Effects of Human Network of Supporting Experts out of Niigata University to Practical Engineering Education

Tetsuo Oka, Kazuhisa Abe, Takeshi Yamauchi, Takatsune Narumi, Nozomu Ishii, Shin-ya Nishimura, Takashi Sato, Yuji Tanabe, Masakazu Sengoku


The educational supporting human network outside the university we call as “The network of 100 wises” has been constructed by Faculty of Engineering in Niigata University on the process of educational reform activities. We have operated various kinds of practical programs on engineering education which have been assisted by the engineers/scientists in private companies and the societies outside the university. Since the network members possess the various experiences through the processes of their practical R&D activities, the guidance, lectures, and advice by the network members are much beneficial for the university students as well as for the faculties engaged in the engineering education. The network is composed of the engineers/scientists of various generations and industrial areas, mainly based on the personal reliances with the faculties through their research collaborations. It is much advantageous for the university students to obtain the practical engineering skills and the ways of thinking by means of the cooperation with the network.


engineering education; supporting human network; educational reform

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International Journal of Engineering Pedagogy (iJEP) – eISSN: 2192-4880
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