Our Globalization Project
Our Globalization Strategy
Kyushu University was chosen as one of thirteen venues for the Global 30 (G30) Project, planned and funded by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Here are some of the ways in which we seek to globalize the university in line with the MEXT initiative.
- By April 2012, Kyushu University will have offered five undergraduate programs in agricultural science and engineering, as well as 54 graduate programs in 17 of its 18 graduate schools, all taught exclusively in English.
- To improve its support system for international students, Kyushu University has established the International Student and Researcher Support Center. The center will provide tutoring, a shuttle service from the airport upon arrival, and help in finding an apartment. The university will also offer academic support and assistance in finding jobs.
- In February 2010, the university opened an all-purpose office in Cairo, Egypt. Though the office is run by Kyushu University, all other Japanese colleges and universities wishing to recruit students from Egypt, and/or to promote academic projects there, can have access to the office's services and facilities.
By implementing these measures, Kyushu University is hoping to raise its population of international students to 3,900 within a decade, a 200% increase over the benchmark year of 2008. The university will also have laid the foundation for a new interdisciplinary department (tentatively called the International School of Arts and Sciences), which is expected to launch by 2020.
For more information about our globalization strategy, visit the International Affairs Department Website