Visitors from Partner Universities

Visitor from the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom April 15, 2015

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On Thursday, April 9, 2015, Professor Fumiko Narumi-Munro of the University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (Japanese Studies, School of Literatures) visited Gakushuin University. 

After meeting the Director of the Centre for International Exchange Professor Takahiko Akiyama and Manager Miyazawa of the Centre for International Exchange at the Centre for International Exchange (2F Central Building), she spoke to international students from the University of Edinburgh who are participating in the exchange program and students of the Faculty of Letters, Department of History who will be sent to the University of Edinburgh, and gave detailed advice about the exchange program. 

It is hoped that the visit will lead to an even livelier exchange with the University of Edinburgh, including student exchanges.

Visitor from the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom January 23, 2015

On Monday, December 22, 2014, Professor Mika Brown of the University of East Anglia, United Kingdom (Head of Japanese, Faculty of Arts and Humanities) visited Gakushuin University.

After holding talks at a meeting room at the Central Building 2F with Vice-President Professor Arakawa of the Department of Physics, along with steering committee members Professor Kaneda of the Faculty of Letters and Manager Miyazawa of the Centre for International Exchange, information was exchanged about the students who are planning to come to study at Gakushuin University from the University of East Anglia and about the universities’ exchange programs. 

It is hoped that the visit will lead to an even livelier exchange with the University of East Anglia, including student exchanges.

Visitor from Murdoch University, Australia December 18, 2014

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On Thursday, December 18, 2014, Dr. Takeshi Moriyama of Murdoch University, Australia (Senior Lecturer in Japanese, School of Arts) visited Gakushuin University.

After holding talks at a meeting room at the Central Building 2F with Director of the Centre for International Exchange Professor Ken Mizuno, Vice-President Professor Arakawa of the Department of Physics and Vice-President Professor Mano of the Faculty of Letters, along with steering committee members Professor Kaneda of the Faculty of Letters and Manager Miyazawa of the Centre for International Exchange, he spoke to the two Gakushuin University students who are planning to become the first students to study at Murdoch University as exchange students and gave them detailed advice on their overseas studies.
In addition to visiting Gakushuin University’s registered tangible cultural property buildings at Nogikan and the East Building Annex during a campus tour, he also visited the classrooms and cafeterias with a view to future visits by exchange students from Murdoch University. At the Gakushuin University Museum of History, he was particularly eager to study the collections of historical artifacts from the Edo Period, which is his specialist field.

Arrangements to conclude a partnership agreement with Murdoch University are entering the final stages, and are expected to be completed in the near future. A lively opinion exchange was held with Dr. Moriyama about a variety of different subjects, including exchange such as student exchanges, and it is hoped that an active exchange develops between the two universities in the future. 

Visit from University of New South Wales, Australia December 9, 2014

On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, Professor Chihiro Kinoshita Thomson (School of Humanities and Languages) of the University of New South Wales, Australia (a partner school of Gakushuin University) visited our university and held an opinion exchange with Centre for International Exchange staff about future exchange programs at the Central Building 2F, Centre for International Exchange.

Professor Thompson is a former student of Gakushuin University, and she has worked hard for many years on the conclusion of a partner school agreement with the University of New South Wales and on the exchange that has continued since the agreement. We were delighted to welcome her despite her busy schedule during a trip back to Japan. Her trip provided a meaningful opportunity to exchange opinions on the potential for future exchanges between the two universities.

Visit by Vietnamese university students - Hosting of Vietnam-Japan University Student Exchange Meeting
November 14, 2014

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On Friday, November 14, with help from the Japan Overseas Cooperative Association (JOCA) we were able to welcome around 50 students from Vietnamese universities as part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ “JENESYS 2.0 Youth Exchange with North American Region” project, and an exchange meeting was held with students of Gakushuin University. 

The exchange meeting, which was held at the International Conference Room, Central Building 12F, was held exclusively in English on the theme of “China’s expansion and the marine question – the response of surrounding countries”. Professor Michimi Muranushi and Professor Yoshifumi Nakai of the Faculty of Law, Department of Political Studies gave a presentation, and an opinion exchange was held after speeches by representatives of both countries. 

On the day, a Vietnamese student who is currently enrolled at the Faculty of Economics, Department of Management also took part and gave an introduction of Gakushuin University in the Vietnamese language. 

At the exchange meeting, which was led by the two professors, frank opinions were exchanged and participants from both sides felt that the event was extremely worthwhile. The meeting ended in a very lively and engaged atmosphere.

Visit from Keimyung University, South Korea July 24, 2014

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Professor You, Ok Hee of Keimyung University, South Korea (Department of Japanese Language and Literature), a partner school of Gakushuin University, visited Gakushuin University.

After holding talks with Centre for International Exchange staff at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F, a lively opinion exchange was held about future exchange between the two universities.
It is hoped that the most will be made of this opportunity to develop even more meaningful exchange between South Korean universities and Gakushuin University. 

Soochow University, Taiwan - University President and Others Visit June 27, 2014

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On Friday, June 27, 2014, President Wei-Ta Pan of Soochow University, Taiwan (a partner school of Gakushuin University) visited our university along with two other visitors. 

After holding talks at the Central Building 2F Meeting Room with Centre for International Exchange steering committee members Vice-President Arakawa, Professor Kaneda of the Faculty of Letters, and Manager Miyazawa of the Centre for International Exchange, presentations about both universities were given. A lively opinion exchange was then held about future exchange between the two universities, and a campus tour was given. 

We were accompanied during the visit by an international student from Taiwan who graduated from Soochow University and is currently enrolled at Doctoral Course at the Gakushuin University Graduate School of Management, and by a Japanese student who studied on the exchange program at Soochow University in Academic Year 2013 and is currently enrolled on a master’s course at the Gakushuin University Graduate School of Humanities, Department of Japanese Language and Literature. It was an extremely friendly meeting, with conversation held in both Taiwanese and English.

It is hoped that the recent visit by the President will lead to closer exchanges between the two universities and the continued development of exchanges in the future. 

※An introduction of the day has been posted on Facebook.

Visit by representatives of 12 Taiwanese universities June 19, 2014

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On Thursday, June 19, 2014, teaching staff involved in international exchange at 12 Taiwanese universities visited Gakushuin University, including representatives of our Taiwanese partner school Tamkang University. 

After receiving an explanation of Gakushuin University from Centre for International Exchange staff at the International Conference Room, Central Building 12F, a lively Q&A session was held on the theme of the state of higher education in Japan, and a campus tour was given. 
It is hoped that the opportunity presented by the visit will be used to develop international exchange between Gakushuin University and Taiwanese universities even further in the future. 

Visit from Sciences Po Lyon, France May 29, 2014

On Thursday, May 29 2014, Professor Béatrice Jaluzot of Sciences Po Lyon (a partner school of Gakushuin University) visited our university.

After holding talks at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F with the Director of the Centre for International Exchange, a lively opinion exchange was held about the potential for future exchange between the two universities.
It is hoped that the most will be made of the opportunity presented by the visit to develop international exchange between French universities and Gakushuin University in the future. 

Visit from the University of York, United Kingdom May 14, 2014

On Wednesday, May 14 2014, Matt Smelt-Webb, Manager of the Centre for Global Programmes at the University of York (a partner school of Gakushuin University), visited our university.

After holding talks with the Director of the Centre for International Exchange at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F, presentations were given in English to around 30 students planning to participate in a summer language program at the University of York as part of their preparatory work, and opinions were exchanged with the students. 

It is hoped that the most will be made of the opportunity presented by the visit to develop international exchange between British universities and Gakushuin University in the future.

Visit from Dongguk University, South Korea April 14, 2014

On Monday, April 14 2014, Director Chung-Hee Won of the International Relations Team, Office of International Affairs, Dongguk University, South Korea (a partner school of Gakushuin University), visited our university.

After holding talks with Centre for International Exchange Staff at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F, a lively opinion exchange was held on the topic of short-term exchange programs and student exchange programs between the two universities, and a campus tour was given. 
It is hoped that the most will be made of the opportunity presented by the visit to develop international exchange between Korean universities and Gakushuin University in the future.

Visit from the University of Mannheim, Germany January 20, 2014

On Monday, January 20 2014, Professor Ryoko Aoyagi of the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim (a partner school of Gakushuin University), visited our university.
 

After holding talks with the Director of the Centre for International Exchange at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F, a lively opinion exchange was held on the topic of student exchange programs between the two universities.

​It is hoped that the most will be made of the opportunity presented by the visit to develop international exchange between German universities and Gakushuin University in the future.

Visit from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, United States October 22, 2013

On Tuesday, October 22 2013, Professor Fumie Kato (Department of Languages and Cultural Studies), Mr. Brad Sekulich (Director of the Office of Education Abroad), and Mr. Joel Gallegos (Assistant Provost on the Office of International Program) of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (a partner school of Gakushuin University), visited our university.

After holding talks with the Director of the Centre for International Exchange at the Centre for International Exchange Meeting Room, Central Building 2F, a lively opinion exchange was held on the topic of exchange programs between the two universities.
It is hoped that the most will be made of the opportunity presented by the visit to develop international exchange between American universities and Gakushuin University in the future.