Kanazawa University

Developing Human Resources to Lead the Global Society and Establishing the Kanazawa University Brand by Thorough Internationalization

Kanazawa University aims to strongly promote educational reforms based on the "Kanazawa University "Global Standard" (KUGS) which defines the human resources trained at the university, as well as internationalization of faculty and staff, and strives to establish the Kanazawa University brand. Moreover, the university will establish the "Kanazawa University Model" for training global human resources, lead not only the Hokuriku region but Japan toward globalization, and nurture the leaders of this knowledge-based society.

Targets for 2030

OBJECTIVE1

Establish the Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Adopt a quarter system throughout the university in the 2016 school year

OBJECTIVE2

Implement new general education courses "GS (Global Standard) courses" to realize the KUGS

OBJECTIVE3

50% of undergraduate courses offered in English

OBJECTIVE4

Thorough reforms of English Classes, Rich support from the English Learning Advisor in order to strengthen English Ability

OBJECTIVE5

50% of Japanese students with overseas experiences

OBJECTIVE6

Rich selection of scholarships available to encourage students to go abroad

OBJECTIVE7

Enforce physical and mental strength through Local Activity Programs

OBJECTIVE8

Introduce "Standardized Entrance Exam" for both humanities courses and the science courses

OBJECTIVE9

Establish 5 overseas bases

OBJECTIVE10

Set up the Kanazawa University Super Global ELP Center in cooperation with the Tufts University (*) English Language Programs, renowned for their high-quality English education, on the KU campus
(*) Tufts University is an American private institution established in 1952

OBJECTIVE11

Increase number of International Students to 20%

OBJECTIVE12

Construct new student residence, "Hokumei", for both Japanese and International Students

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