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.
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 Japan's 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.
Global Subject Group
This subject group was established as a program to help develop human resources capable of succeeding in a global society. Our course model assumes that students will start by gaining an understanding of cultural differences and preparing to study abroad, participate in a study abroad, and then undertake immersion education after they return home to effectively improve their abilities. The courses consist of Global Liberal Arts Subject, Global Frontier Subject, Studying Abroad Preparation Subjects, International Cooperation Service Learning, Overseas Seminars, Intensive Communication Course and Japanese as a Second Language Subjects.
Overseas Partner Universities
Kansai University collaborates with 193 partner universities and has concluded student exchange agreements with 136 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 2020.
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)―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.
International Exchange and Study Abroad