Hybrid Asia Exploration (HAx)

An Overview

Technology is a strong driving force to solve social issues and move our civilization forward. Engineering education will contribute to create a better society around the world. Meanwhile each country has its own culture, languages, history, ethnic groups, education, and technical advancement. It is essential to acquire application skills of engineering knowledges based on practical understanding about differences. Especially Asian region is so diverse with more than 4.6 billion population in 48 countries and 3 territories (the United Nations). Communication under the multicultural environment is a vehicle to facilitate our collaboration. Curiosity and respect to other people is a motivator for life long learning.

In order to nurture such Asian talents, this course will provide opportunities to study cultures and technologies in 5 countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Japan) from 6 universities. Participants will develop technical knowledge, application methods, and teamwork spirit through lectures and group activities.


Online Program

14 June :

  • Learning Objectives / Expected Outcomes of this cultural program
  • Overview of the history and cultural/scientific development in Asia

21 June :

  • Evolution of Robots: A Malaysian Perspective and Vision Ahead (UniMAP)
  • Technologies for Point-of-Care Test (KMUTT)

28 June :

  • Innovative Technology for Sustainability (CTU)
  • Understanding Technology Advancement for Smart Farming (ITS)

05 July :

  • Technology Engineering “Electric Power: how power is it?” (UMT)
  • Japanese Technology & Engineering, application of Electronic Information Systems to social issues (SIT)


Hybrid and Onsite Program

13 September :

  • Official remarks
  • Program overview
  • Campus Tour
  • Traditional games

14 September :

  • Surabaya City Tour
  • Visiting Surabaya Kampong
  • Visiting Surabaya Urban Farming

15 September :

  • Free time or Bromo trip (optional)

16 September :

  • Malaysian Culture and History: A Northern Region Focus (UniMAP)
  • Culture & history of Thailand (KMUTT)
  • Culture & history of The Philippines (CTU)

17 September :

  • Understanding Technology Acceptance for Smart Farming (ITS)
  • Malaysian culture and history: an Eastern region focus (UMT)
  • Culture & history of Japan (SIT)

18 September :

  • School Visit
  • Visiting Surabaya SMEs Center

19 September :

  • Group Work Presentation
  • Learning reflection
  • Closing

Program Fee

Online : Free

On-site :

Exclude Bromo Trip (USD 60)

Include Bromo Trip (USD 180)

Limited for only 110 best students for on-site program (excluding flight ticket)


Open for all university students. Limited only 20 participants per university.

Document Requirements:

  • Recommendation Letter
  • Passport/ Student ID Card
  • Formal Photo

Find out more about syllabus and template of recommendation letter through its.id/HAx2024Material.


  • ITS will cover accommodation, local transport during program, and program meals (on-site program)
  • Certificates
  • Transcripts
  • International Networking

Program After Movie 2023

More Information


Register before 7 June 2024 at:


Contact Us

Should you have any question, please leave a message at:

Prof. Hiroyuki Ishizaki (ishizaki.hiroyuki.n3@sic.shibaura-it.ac.jp)

Mr. Raynaldi (int_off@its.ac.id)