Solar Car Engineering Hands-on Training Program designed for Saudi Students

Solar Car Engineering Hands-on Training Program designed for Saudi Students

27 Mar 2019 15:00 15:20

27-March-2019 / Wednesday / 15:00 - 15:20


In July 2018, Tokai University hosted a one-month intensive summer course for students from Saudi Arabia regarding Engineering and Environmental Sciences through a hands-on training for the solar-powered car. This course was sponsored by Saudi’s MiSK Foundation, which cultivates learning and leadership in youth for the Saudi Arabia of tomorrow. Tokai's solar car is known as the most advanced and leading solar car in the world, because they have won the world's top solar car race a lot in the past. And, it is proud that the Tokai’s solar vehicle has been put together by the student-based project. So this program aimed to develop Saudi student’s basic knowledge on engineering and technologies, the know-how of solar car building and race operations, own skills in solar car engineering for building and racing own car in the future, and cooperation with the classmates to manage collaborative activities. This time, 40 Saudi students were interested and participated in the course. They seemed impressed by the program that combined lectures, experimental works at the factory, and field trips visiting Japanese leading companies such as Panasonic, Amada, and Toray. It was a unique opportunity for them to reconsider the future of renewable energy.


  1. Tokai university has hosted Intensive Summer Course in July 2018. This course was sponsored by Saudi’s MiSK Foundation.
  2. Lecture and hands-on training were aimed to whole skills and rerated knowledge of solar-car.
  3. Utilize our strong connection with middle east countries especially Saudi Arabia.
  4. Most completely facilities for Muslim people in Japanese university.


Mr Michihiko Watanabe 
Campus Internationalization Officer,
Office for Global Initiatives,
Head, Office of International Affairs (HIAT) Tokai University,

April 2018 – Present; Campus Internationalization Officer, HIAT, Tokai University In charge of coordinating short term Summer Training for international students and analyzing various World University Rankings. April 2010 – March 2018; Faculty Staff, Research Promotion Division, Tokai University In charge of coordinating research projects and corresponding to Export Control in Japan.