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The G30 Wrap-Up Symposium

 Internationalizing Japanese Universities : The Global 30 Experience

Global 30 member universities held the Wrap-Up Symposium on February 14, 2014 in Fukuoka.

We had approximately 410 participants. Report is now released in Japanese(JSPS website).

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 1. Objective

As the Project for Establishing University Network for Internationalization better known as the Global 30 Project is to terminate at the end of March 2014, this symposium will offer a major opportunity for the 13 participating universities to share their experiences with the public audience, to evaluate the lessons learned, and to discuss ways to make use of them to further internationalize Japan’s higher education.

2. Date and Venue

Date and Time: Friday, February 14, 2014  13:00 to 18:15 Venue: Hotel Nikko Fukuoka 2-18-25 Hakata Ekimae,Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 812-0011, Japan  Location

3. Program

(All programs will be conducted in both Japanese and English except Breakout Sessions (a),(b) and (c).)
Theme : Internationalizing Japanese Universities  The Global 30 Experience
●Please click to see the Presenter’s Profiles(Japanese only)  Ceremony / Breakout Session A /B /C
      13:00 Opening Ceremony (1)  Opening Remarks Prof. Yukio Fujiki (Executive Vice President, Kyushu University) (2)  Keynote Lectures Prof. Akira Ninomiya (President, Hijiyama University) Dr. Jeremy Breaden (Lecturer, Monash University, Australia)


Poster Session I (Presentation of internationalization efforts by G30 universities )*1

Breakout Sessions*2

(a) Reaching Out to Internationally Mobile Students: Promotional Activities and Overseas Offices

      Discusses ideas and strategies for recruiting talented students and making effective use of overseas offices

(b) Managing Degree Programs in English: Admission, Curriculum, and Pedagogy

      Discusses challenges in managing international programs (admissions, curriculum design, and teaching classes in English)

(c) Internationalizing the Campus: Support System and Accommodations

      Discusses ways to internationalize the campus environment and to help administrative apparatuses to change in order to better respond to the needs of an ever-increasing number of international students and researchers

(d) Internationalization in the Eyes of Students: Voice of Students

     Local and international students get together and assess the present state of internationalization of     Japanese universities,and discuss ways and means to  improve the current situation.

       16:15 Poster Session II (Presentation of internationalization efforts by G30 universities )*1
       16:45 (18:15) Floor Discussion and Closing Ceremony (1)  Summary of Breakout Sessions, Questions and Answers Moderator: Prof. Etsuko Katsu (Vice President International, Meiji University) (2)  Presentation by MEXT (3)  Closing Remarks Prof. Masashi Haneda (Vice President, the University of Tokyo)
     18:30 Reception *3
*1 There will also be sales representatives from companies specializing themselves in English teaching products and e-learning resources *2 Please indicate your first and second preferences as to which session to participate in when completing the registration form. *3 Please pay 1000yen for participatinon. (Free of charge for students)

 4. Organizing Universities

“Global 30” Universities (Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Nagoya University, Kyoto University, Osaka University, Kyushu University, Keio University, Sophia University, Meiji University, Waseda University, Doshisha University, and Ritsumeikan University)

5. Further Inquiries

Contact : Kyushu University, Global 30 Project Office

Email : intlrsuishin@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp