UCL-Japan Youth Challenge 2021

Category: Traditional Culture

What we do at HYPER JAPAN Online 2021

Participants from Japanese high schools present their school facilities, club activities, school events, and share their enthusiasm for the programme.
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Biography

The UCL-Japan Youth Challenge is a prestigious annual summer school programme which has a tremendous reputation and impact since 2015. Pre-university students from Japan and the UK attend a series of university-style lectures on a wide range of subjects by academics from leading UK universities including UCL (University College London), and engage in UCL Grand Challenge Workshop. Participants also experience British university student life through staying in halls of residence at University of Cambridge and UCL. In the seventh year 2021, they would like to hold our programme online, the same way they did last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and international travel restrictions. However, they believe that this virtual programme increases opportunities to participate in it, for those who would otherwise not be able to do so.
This programme was established in 2015 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Choshu Five and the Satsuma 19 students’ arrival at UCL. The Choshu Five were the first Japanese students who studied in a UK university, and upon return they played leading roles in modernising Japan. Since then, UCL and Japan have been enjoying close ties.