2023 年 20 巻 2 号 p. 109-115
ISBA22 (International School on Beam dynamics and Accelerator technology) marked the fifth iteration. The program, which took place from November 21 to November 29, 2022, had the distinction of being held in-person at the Hiroshima International Plaza in Higashihiroshima, Japan. Despite the unforeseen circumstances leading to a decrease of attendees from the anticipated 29 students, the gathering of 24 attendees from Japan, Korea, China (online), Taiwan, and India emphasized the importance of direct dialogue in the realm of education. In addition to the enlightening lectures delivered, the curriculum of ISBA22 included an excursion to the Shimanami Kaido (sea route) and nightly simulation hands-on training sessions. The training culminated in a presentation of the results, where awards were given to groups with the highest marks. The certificates of completion presented to each student at the close of the program were met with beaming smiles, which spoke volumes about the success of the school. This first local school among three years demonstrated the importance of fostering meaningful connections in academia and the potential for hands-on learning to impact and inspire.