Nuno Guerreiro, 5th-year mechanical engineering student at Técnico, represented Portugal in “MIRAI” programme. “MIRAI” means “future” in Japanese. The programme aims to promote science, technology and Japanese culture.
Testing the latest technological trends coming out of Japan, visiting tech companies, research centres and Japanese universities, and experiencing cultural traditions were some activities held during the last week of January.
“The main goal of this programme is to promote a global understanding of Japan”, says Nuno Guerreiro, who also highlights “the Japanese work ethic and rigour”.
According to Nuno Guerreiro, “Japan needs additional qualified human resources from abroad. There are a lot of opportunities for European students”.
The programme included a visit to Hiroshima, to “raise awareness of the advantages of denuclearization” and to give students the opportunity to see how is the city today after the atomic bombing.
“I strongly recommend the MIRAI programme to everybody. It gives us the opportunity to experience the Japanese culture and to meet high quality students”.
The deadline to apply to “MIRAI” programme is November 2019. For more information about this programme, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org