Welcome to the Vulcanus alumni site of the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation!
VULCANUS in JAPAN
Industrial placements for EU trainees at Japanese Companies
The Vulcanus in Japan programme really offers a priceless opportunity to eligible students. Having attended the 4-month intensive Japanese language course in one of the best schools in Tokyo, enriched by weekly lectures on Japanese life, culture and business and having found my own Japanese family through the home stay experience, I can claim that Vulcanus provided me with all the necessary skills to become a member of a Japanese company and society. On top of that, Hitachi, one of the world’s most innovative companies, granted me the opportunity to collaborate with highly skilled scientists. Moreover, my kind-hearted colleagues at Hitachi really adopted me as a real co-worker, which turned this huge company into my second home. Thanks to this experience I really feel the confidence to “Inspire the Next”.
Katia Boutou (GR)
trainee at Hitachi, VJ2014-15
VULCANUS in EUROPE
Industrial placements for Japanese trainees at EU Companies
We have hosted Vulcanus student Sari Nishimura in our team from August 2014 until the end of March 2015. The experience having Sari with us has been really positive.
We learnt a lot about the Japanese culture and can understand it a bit more now. Sari is a brilliant student and managed to improve her English and German language skills a lot. Regarding her performance here, after the obligatory period of adaptation, she began to understand our project and managed to work both correctly and efficiently. I find the VULCANUS programme a really good tool for Japanese students to know a bit more about Europe and to have a first experience in a professional environment. Culture, behaviour, traditions, rules, etc… All this is crucial for their personal and professional development. Furthermore, this is a business world, therefore this experience will help them in the near future when they work in international companies.
Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co KG
Supervisor for Vulcanus in Europe 2014-15