Archive for May, 2006

Future University of Hakodate

Monday, May 22nd, 2006

I have just came back from Japan, where the agent conference was organized at the location of the Future University of Hakodate (FUN), a recently established engineering school which had built a “futuristic” building, which is housing the _entire_ university (although their current degree offerings are basically what our SEECS is, with some industrial engineering thrown in the mix). Their building concept was based on the idea of openness: basically all the walls are glass, the graduate student offices are in the “open air”, meeting rooms are just demarcated areas in a wide open area, etc. I thought I will share with you some of the pictures I had taken. I am not hundred percent sure I like the idea, but it is intriguing. http://www.cs.ucf.edu/~lboloni/Photos/FUN/