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▼Pilot Study for Education on Safety and the Environment in the
Chinese Coal Mining Industry, Inland Higher Education Project, China


●Background

The Chinese government utilizes loans charged by the Japanese government, a form of Japanese ODA, Official Development Assistance, in order to promote a project to increase the quality of higher level education in inland China. The project contributes to reduce regional disparities in China and also contributes to the promotion of mutual understanding between China and Japan.

The project started March 2002 through the assistance of the Japan Bank for International Corporation (JBIC). Approximately 2,500 faculty members are expected to come and study in Japan making use of this project.

●Method of the Pilot Study

1. Study the current status of accidents and environmental problems in the Chinese coal mining

industry.

(1) Study the accidents and environmental problems.

(2) Study the legal and institutional systems for mine inspection and environmental problems at

central and local government levels.

(3) Analysis of the present situation of (1) – (2).

2. Study the contributions of Chinese universities to the coal mining industries and survey of

those universities.

(1) Study the contributions by universities for the education and research of mine safety and

environmental problems.

(2) Survey on coal mining and environment related universities.

3. Investigation on the needs of the training course through a workshop in China.

(1) Investigation on awareness of Chinese university faculties on mine safety and environmental

problems

(2) Investigation on the needs of the project “Training course on Safety and Environment in Coal

Mines”

(3) Analysis of the results of (1) – (2).

4. Research the organizations related to coal in Japan

(1) Discussions with organizations related to coal on the method and systems of cooperation.

・New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)

・Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL)

・Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)

・National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

・Kushiro Coal Mine

・Nagasaki Coal Mining Training Center

(2) Establish engagements with the cooperative organizations

5. Development of the “Training Course”

(1) Select the target universities and decide the requirements for the trainees.

(2) Proposal of the contents of education of the course.

(3) Establish a reception framework and evaluation system of the course.

(4) Establish a framework of the course.

(5) Establish a training course considering (1) – (4)

(6) Reach agreements with related organizations and universities in Japan and China.

●Composition of the Pilot Study Team

-Leader-

INOUE, Masahiro
Associate Professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Engineering
MATSUI, Kikuo Professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Engineering
HIRAJIMA, Tsuyoshi Professor, Kyushu University Faculty of Engineering
LI, Bingrui Chief,

JCOAL(Japan Coal Energy Center)
SATO, Shin-ichiro International Exchange Administrator, Office for the Planning and Coordination of International Affairs

●Pilot Study Period

October 2005 – July 2006 (Contract day: October 14, 2005)

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