I was able to establish good connection with many students, researchers and professors. Also I was able to share and exchange knowledge related to different research fields. Besides, I was given opportunity to attend meaningful lectures which enhanced my knowledge on biomass utilization and catalyst development. In addition, I joined plant and research institute visits which gave me an insight of the real working industries.
Firstly, I was benefited abundantly through my exchange here in Japan. In Kumamoto University, there are a lot of chances to attend lectures held by famous professors from different countries. I was able to learn more on their research topics besides gaining some extra information for my own research. Other than that, I was assigned under a helpful and knowledgeable professor during my time here. He is very generous in sharing his knowledge. He would always help me with the problems I faced in my research. In laboratory, I have met with new friends from different nationalities. We often share our problems and discuss over them together. The japanese students were also very warm welcoming hence I have no problem in adapting to their culture. Lastly, with the scholarship I was provided, I was able to live an adequate life here in Japan. I was glad to be given the chance for exchange in Japan.
I would like to encourage more participation in this exchange programme. For me, this exchange in Japan has helped me to improve not only academically, but also in terms of my soft skills such as communication skill and technical skill. Hence, I would like to advice anyone who is interested to grab the opportunitiy and join this exchange.