Selected for Participation in Program to Strengthen Universities' Global Capabilities: Support for Efforts to Establish University Exchange Programs With ASEAN Countries and Elsewhere

One proposal submitted by the University has been chosen for a program to strengthen universities' global capabilities, with support for efforts to establish exchange programs with universities in ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries.

 With the aim of producing individuals that Japan can take pride in as it leaps ahead to play a greater role in the world, this program is designed to provide prioritized financial support for efforts to work within international frameworks for such purposes as mutual inter-university approval of academic credits and management of grades, while maintaining quality standards, and for the formation of exchange programs with universities in ASEAN countries and elsewhere that will enable Japanese students to study abroad and provide for strategic acceptance of students at Japanese universities.  
   The program is divided into two segments with different categories of activities. Segment I is designed to support the establishment of a single consortium of universities with ASEAN that will manage exchange programs with mutual approval of academic credits and management of grades, while maintaining high standards of quality. Segment II of the program is positioned to support efforts within the exchange programs with ASEAN to maintain quality standards and to ensure that Japanese students study the languages and cultures of the local areas where they will be studying, and that they will work with local schools in their overseas areas to support the teaching of Japanese and make efforts to introduce Japanese culture. Students studying abroad will be encouraged to learn to understand different cultures. The aim is to produce experts for the future who will serve as a bridge between Japan and ASEAN.

 Overall 71 proposals (from 62 schools) were submitted, and 14 proposals (from 12 schools) were selected (selection rate: 19.7%). The University proposal that was accepted is described below.

For segment II (5 proposals selected/17 applications)

  • Program name: Training the next generation of leaders in international cooperation for further development in the ASEAN region

Partner universities: National University of Singapore (Singapore), Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), University of the Philippines Los Baños (Philippines), Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), Ho Chi Minh City University of Law (Vietnam), Hanoi University of Law (Vietnam), Royal University of Law and Economics (Cambodia).