Development of
Global Human Resources

2014 to 2023 Internationalization Strategy: Triple-I Initiatives

 Kansai University's Intercultural Immersion Initiatives (Triple I) are aimed at creating an environment for producing the next generation of global human resources, and we hope to achieve these initiatives by 2023.
 Through these educational reforms, we will enhance the English education we provide to increase foreign language and communication ability of all our students to a level suitable for succeeding as a member of a global society.  In addition, we will aim to create an immersion space in which Japanese and international students can learn together, such as by actively promoting both the sending of Japanese students overseas and the admission of international students as well as utilizing ICT to enable learning via remote interaction.

International Education

 Our University has established the Center for International Education, which provides pre- and post-education as well as other services for students hoping to study abroad.  In addition, the Center provides education on Japanese/Japan research as well as livelihood support for international students admitted to the University in various ways.
 We also implement educational programs on Japanese language and culture.  To respond to the various learning needs of international students, we also provide special courses to support such students enrolled at our University, including a preparatory course (the Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course), the Japanese Language and Culture Course―which gives students the opportunity to study the Japanese languate and culture for six months or one year―and a two to three-week Intensive Japanese Language and Culture Course.

Courses for Development of Global Human Resources

Establishment of the Global Subject Group

 Kansai University offers a program designed to develop human resources capable of succeeding in a global society.  In the program, students will start by gaining an understanding of cultural differences and prepare to study abroad.  Students will then participate in a study abroad program, and then undertake immersion education after they return home to effectively improve their newly acquired skills.  In addition to the "Global Frontier Courses" consisting of eight specialized fields, the program covers a wide variety of subjects to improve language skills and prepare for study abroad.  Such courses include "Skill Up for Study Abroad," "Overseas Training," "Foreign Language Practice” and more.  All classes are conducted in English with a few exceptions, so that international students can also take these courses, which transforms the class into a global environment and all attendees can cultivate an international mindset.

Overseas Partner Universities

 Kansai University collaborates with 204 partner universities and has concluded student exchange agreements with 142 of them.  In addition, we dispatch students not only to study abroad but also for intensive language seminars as well as summer and winter programs. 

 * This information is current as of December of 2022.



?The Mi-Room (Multilingual Immersion Room) is a learning space for incorporating opportunities to do the following activities on campus: experience cross-cultural communication and improve foreign language ability to facilitate studying abroad.  The Mi-Room manages programs for learning English and various other foreign languages―with instruction provided by representative staff and Global Teaching Assistants (GTAs: mainly international students from overseas or Kansai University Students with a wealth of international experience)―so students can use the Mi-Room in line with their personal objectives.
 In addition, the Mi-Room is used as a place for interaction between Japanese and international students.  During the hours when the main area is open, people can enter and leave as they please, and students from around the world gather there, making the Mi-Room ideal for cross-cultural exchange.