Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
TUFS CONNECTS resources worldwide!
― From the world to Japan and from Japan to the world ―
Summary of Project
Using its accumulated knowledge of and experience in Japan and various regions of the world, TUFS will serve as a key network university in an increasingly diverse global society and lead the globalization of Japanese universities by taking on and accomplishing innovative initiatives that comprehensively address the three areas: developing multi-lingual globally minded students and staff, enhancing Japan's global presence, and consulting services for the globalization of Japanese universities.
〈 Developing multi-lingual globally minded students and staff 〉
Joint Education Program
Transparent Evaluation Model for foreign language acquisition
Double number of students going abroad and number of students coming to Japan
"Study Abroad 200%" is an original target set by TUFS to encourage students to study abroad two times or more while enrolled at the university. Student exchange programs, short-term study abroad programs, Joint Education Programs in cooperation with overseas partner universities, etc., are to be expanded to provide students more than one opportunity to study abroad while enrolled at TUFS, with the aim of cultivating multi-lingual and competent global human resources.
An academic year divided into quarters to enable individually tailored and forward-looking study
Multi-lingual teaching curriculum
〈 Enhancing Japan's global presence 〉
'Global Japan Offices' across the world
TUFS plans to establish 38 'Global Japan Offices' at key overseas partner institutions by FY2023 to serve as bases for providing support to local students with a special focus on 'Japanese-language education and Japanese Studies' area.
TUFS Integrated Program in Japan Studies
〈 Consulting services for the globalization of Japanese universities 〉
Development of TUFS Student Mobility Center
TUFS Student Mobility Center is open for both outbound and inbound Japanese and international students, including non-TUFS students to provide information on study abroad options including visa, crisis management and scholarships. The number of TUFS students who studied abroad has been increasing with most participating in short-term courses at partner institutions. The university aims to increase the number of TUFS students from 93 in FY2013 to 700 by FY2023, in participating in short-term courses.
Shared use of 'Global Japan Offices'
Target for Year 2023
Double number of students going abroad
Double number of students coming to Japan
Double number of classes conducted in foreign languages
Four times number of students attaining TOEIC® 800 points or more
Implementation of Join Education Program with partner universities
Establishment 38 'Global Japan Offices' at key overseas partner institutions
Implementation of the TUFS Quarter System
Deployment of TUFS Student Mobility Center
Double number of teaching staff from foreign nationals