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Save the date! JIGE Kick-Off Symposium

Join us for an exciting symposium on Internationalization in Higher Education, COIL, and Blended Mobility to celebrate the start of the JIGE project! 

The Japan Hub for Innovative Global Education (JIGE) is a groundbreaking global education initiative by three Japanese Universities (Kansai University, Tohoku University, and Chiba University) funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) under the Inter-University Exchange Project. JIGE aims at revolutionizing higher education and workforce development through innovative virtual, blended mobility, and internship programs. It also aims to serve as a knowledge platform for innovative global education and blended mobility in Japan.


To launch this new project, we will host the JIGE Kick-Off Symposium to foster connections with diverse stakeholders and to lay the groundwork for our forthcoming projects. This forum will have an international presence, as we will be welcoming workshop facilitators from abroad and extending invitations to overseas partner universities. Featured speakers will include Stephanie Doscher (Florida International Uni.), Alfonso Díaz Segura (CEU Educational Group), Eva Haug (Amsterdam Uni. of Applied Sciences), Heather Ward (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Veronica Onorevole (AAC&U), Darla K. Deardorff (AIEA), Keiko Ikeda (Kansai Uni.), Masahiro Inoue (Keio University), Ryosuke Ohniwa (University of Tsukuba & JV-Campus) and more!





January 24 (Chiba University Sumida Campus)

Workshop: Internationalization in HEIs: navigating global trends and their relevance to your role (Facilitators: Alfonso Díaz Segura, Stephanie Doscher, and Eva Haug). Includes lunch and networking event. Fee: 10.000 yen Max: 40 people

January 25 (Kansai University Suita Mirai Campus+Online)

JIGE kick-off event and keynote presentations

Panel discussion



January 26 (Kansai University Suita Mirai Campus+ Online Ideathon)

IUEP 2023-2028 Selected Universities Liaison MTG

JPN-COIL Council Meeting

Workshop (English): Defining Blended Mobility Facilitators: Alfonso Díaz Segura, Stephanie Doscher, and Eva Haug. 

Workshop (Japanese): JVC・MOOC等オンライン教育コンテンツの活用とマイクロクレデンシャル (Facilitators: Keiko Ikeda and Masahiro Inoue). 

Special Event: Innovator Student Start-up Ideathon 2023 by JIGE & Nominally supported by U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe



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