International University of Japan

Establishing a New Global Standard from ASIA

Concept

〈 Nurturing Global Leaders for Multicultural Societies 〉

The trend in higher education is moving increasingly towards nurturing students to develop their competencies and their ability to work collaboratively across national and regional boundaries. Hence, in order to improve our international competitiveness, we need to gather outstanding students and leading researchers from across the globe and nurture human resources who, through cultural agility, are capable of taking not only global leadership roles that contribute to solving global issues and improving our future, but also the initiative to improve local communities with a global outlook. For this purpose, it is equally important to prove our presence in the global higher education market and enhance the internationality of our very own systems and organizational culture.

〈 Our Approach to Nurturing Global Graduates 〉

Nurturing Resilient Global Leaders

With regard to producing resilient global leaders from Japan, who can become immediate assets to their employers, our focus will be on dispatching Japanese students to other Asian countries through an expansion of our double degree programs, establishing of overseas bases in Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Ghana, and creating of new courses for overseas internships and volunteer programs.

Supporting International Expansions of Japanese Businesses

With regard to providing support for international expansions of Japanese businesses, we will be offering overseas Japanese language education for business purposes by establishing language education centers based on a cross-sectional view of language learning, creating teaching materials for e-learning, and incorporating e-learning/blended learning models into Japanese language education.

Building Human Resource Networks in the African States

With regard to building human resource networks in the African Union, we will be accepting students under the "Abe Initiative" scholarship program, building networks of African graduates with Ghana as the base, entering into student exchange program agreements with some of the top African universities, hosting information events that provide academic advice as well as course information, and running short-term programs by our academic staff at our host universities.

Expanding the Global Human Resource Development Program

With regard to the expansion of our Global Human Resource Development Program, we will be contemplating to continue to create various career paths for overseas civil servants even after its closure in April 2017. We will be offering an equivalent program, which will be developed further with a new framework in close collaboration with our Ph.D. programs in the Graduate School of International Relations (GSIR).

IUJ's Aim by 2023

OBJECTIVE1

Number of participants in overseas internships

2013

0

person

2023

28

persons

OBJECTIVE2

Number of participants in overseas volunteering

2013

0

person

2023

15

persons

OBJECTIVE3

Number of registered students in double degree programs

2013

0

person

2023

12

persons

OBJECTIVE4

Number of students in business Japanese courses

2013

0

person

2023

500

persons

OBJECTIVE5

Ratio of graduates among students taking courses

2013

0%

2023

70%

OBJECTIVE6

Number of graduates employed by local Japanese companies

2013

3

persons

2023

25

persons

OBJECTIVE7

Number of partnership schools in Africa

2013

0

school

2023

5

schools

OBJECTIVE8

University information sessions in Africa
(Number of participants)

2013

0

person

2023

400

persons

OBJECTIVE9

Number of study abroad students from Africa

2013

9

persons

2023

40

persons

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