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Division of International Affairs
Following the "Internationalization Strategy TRIPLE-I 2014-2023," the Division of International Affairs actively promotes genuinely global human resources with a rich international perspective and advanced communication skills. Furthermore, by realizing an immersion space through cross-cultural exchange, we are developing various programs to enable global and Japanese students to use each other's language and foster diverse values and problem-solving skills inside and outside the classroom.
In response to the need for outstanding human resources with an international way of thinking, our University utilizes various education programs to develop truly global human resources possessing advanced foreign language and communication ability as well as the skills to understand different cultures.
To support interaction with overseas researchers, our University has various systems for conducting research activities with research institutes both within and outside Japan.
In addition to education and research, we conduct a wide variety of activities related to contributing, volunteering, and otherwise cooperating internationally. We also provide guidance and seminars on international cooperation, take other steps to create an environment that facilitates student interest in such cooperation, and make suggestions regarding how our University thinks international cooperation should be.
For Kansai University students interested in studying abroad, we offer medium and long-term study abroad programs enabling students to earn credits in foreign countries, intensive language seminars during spring and summer vacation, and various other study-abroad programs in accordance with the objectives and desired study periods of our students.
Our University actively provides learning opportunities to international students from overseas. This includes opportunities to study abroad to earn a degree as part of a regular program, exchange programs with partner universities, and our graduate-school foreign research student system.
Kansai University has 6 overseas offices. These offices support overseas research activities and exchange of researchers, academic exchange with overseas partner universities, exchange with alumni who are active overseas, and international public relations activities such as recruitment of international students.
Main Activities for Promoting Globalization
We offer international students a human resource development program aiming to enable them to take root and maximize their performance in Japan as global individuals with advanced cross-cultural adaptive abilities after their graduation.
Our mission is to provide sufficient support for international students in the job-hunting in Japan and comprehensiveness of Japanese society, which they may have difficulties. They can accumulate experience systematically and thoroughly to make a determination their future career in Japan throughout career design, business-focused Japanese language training and internship.
COIL is a new educational approach that utilizes ICT tools to achieve virtual cooperation with overseas students, thereby deepening cross-cultural understanding and improving cross-cultural communication skills. COIL is receiving a lot of attention in North America and various European countries as an effective tool for international education and learning. In 2014, our University introduced this teaching methodology ahead of other Japanese universities, and we established the Institute for Innovative Global Education (IIGE). The IIGE strives to develop global human resources while also conducting activities to spread the COIL approach both within and outside Japan.
This website is intended to communicate information about our University faculty members and their research activities to overseas students and researchers. The research is presented in English.
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