Kansai University supports the youthful energy of students who wish to jumpstart their experience abroad. We offer a number of overseas study opportunities such as foreign language seminars in ten countries during the spring and summer holidays, exchange programs with over 60 universities located throughout the world, overseas language training or specialized studies with departmental or graduate school approval, a Dual Degree agreement with Webster University (U.S.A.), and a special program with Providence University (Jing Yi University) in Taiwan for students to study Chinese language and Taiwanese culture.
Kansai University welcomes students from all over the world. The university is located in Osaka, a major Japanese city rich in history and culture, and we offer a large selection of courses for international students to study in English or Japanese. Students interested in coming to Kansai University can find more information here.
There are various positions available for overseas scholars and professorial staff to conduct research at Kansai University. We also have a variety of subsidies from our International Exchange Support Foundation for joint research with affiliated universities, conducting international symposiums and conferences.
Kansai University encourages participation in international volunteer work and cooperation, and promotes education and research into these fields. People active in this area of expertise are invited to hold seminars at Kansai University to encourage students to develop an interest in international cooperation.
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As Japanese society becomes more connected to global society, understanding and respecting diverse cultures, languages and people is essential especially for the younger generation. It is important for Kansai University to foster human resources with specialized knowledge and technology skills, language proficiency, practical communication competence, problem-finding and solving capabilities, and adaptability to an intercultural environment.
Through “Globalizing Kandai” initiatives undertaken in 2004, and “Kansai University Global Initiatives” in 2010, Kansai University has achieved promising results. Vibrant student and researcher exchange programs with universities all over the world have been initiated with the support of all of our faculties and graduate schools. Our language education programs have also been continually improved, and more and more students are demonstrating a high level of linguistic proficiency and confidence.
one of our university mottos is “gaku no jitsuge (学の実化).” This roughly translates as “harmony between academia and society,” and it was promoted by Juntaro Yamaoka-one of our early presidents who rejuvenated Kansai University during the early part of the twentieth century. Education, research and social contribution are conducted under this driving principle at Kansai University. Now is time to realize this philosophy from a global point of view as well.
It is our intention to further accelerate the internalization of our university. To this end, Kansai University is introducing what we call the Intercultural Immersion Initiatives (Triple I). Our campuses offer many opportunities and activities for students and faculty to immerse themselves in various languages and cultures. Moreover, we are providing and increasing number of groundbreaking international programs promoting student mobility with our partner universities, language courses, and other enterprises. For example, the Kansai University Global Frontier curriculum provides both Japanese and international students the opportunity to study content courses in various fields in English. We also offer courses using interactive online collaboration with students at foreign universities. The Kansai University Collaborative Online International Learning subjects are taught in our newly established Multilingual Immersion Room. Through these programs, students can engage themselves in an intercultural environment inside the university
I am convinced that the Triple I initiatives will be hugely successful. Japanese and international students benefit greatly through studying together, and we are confident that we are nurturing a generation of motivated global leaders with high aspirations.
It is our mission at Kansai University to contribute to a sustainable global society. We appreciate your cooperation and support