Kyushu University Projects

This page introduces the activities between Kyushu University and major 13 countries and regions in Asia and Oceanian region. Please refer to the Asia and Oceania Database for more details.
* Name of each country/region follows the website of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan. They are listed by alphabetical order.

The Top Global University Project

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The Top Global University Project

The Top Global University Project (hereafter referred to as "TGU Project") is a high profile national project that provides generous financial support to Japan’s elite universities that are vigorously promoting internationalization through new initiatives to realize and accelerate exchange and collaboration with world-class universities, to reform academic affairs and HR systems, and to improve pedagogies for developing students' global competence. (The Project is to be completed at the end of FY2023). The Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies occupies a strategic position in our own TGU initiative (known as SHARE-Q) as part of the "strategic reconfiguration of the research and education portfolio" to further promote one of the TGU project’s set goals, i.e., "enhancing education and research capabilities to raise global presence.”

SGU-related activities in Asia and Oceania

(1)Japan-Australia University Symposium 2015: Towards Successful Partnerships: Learning from Experiences

This was the first full-scale inter-university symposium to be co-hosted by a Japanese university in Australia. Prominent researchers from comprehensive universities in both Australia and Japan delivered lectures on, and discussed amongst themselves, the challenges and prospects for Australia-Japan university partnerships. A total of 130 individuals from universities and government agencies attended this symposium. On the Australian side, the above number includes 24 universities and 29 government agencies and companies. On the Japanese side are included 29 universities, mainly TGU sites, and 3 public organizations, including MEXT (the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), and the Embassy of Japan in Australia.

(2)The University of Queensland – Kyushu University Oceania Project (UQ-KU Project)

The University of Queensland – Kyushu University Oceania Project (hereafter, the UQ-KU Project) started in July 2015, based on our academic exchange agreement with the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, with the aim of promoting further educational and research exchange between the two universities. The Project’s main initiatives are two short-term student exchange programs, viz., (1) UQ-JPIE and (2) Q2PEC, with about 20 students participating in each program every year. In UQ-JPIE, UQ students who come to Kyushu U through the "New Colombo Plan" learn about Japanese industrial technology and business practices by attending lectures at Kyushu U and by taking part in field trips to Japanese companies. In Q2PEC, Kyushu U students are dispatched to UQ to acquire high English proficiency and a global mindset through intensive English language study, visits to UQ engineering laboratories, and participation in workshops.

(3)Overseas Training for Administrators to upgrade their management skills and improve their capacities (Australia and Taiwan)

SHARE-Q offers a series of trainings to Kyushu U’s administrators, with the aim of developing their management skills and maximizing their potentials. These trainings include:
language trainings to develop high English proficiency; global mindset trainings; and overseas trainings to learn firsthand about our overseas universities’s global initiatives. In our overseas trainings, a total of 26 administrators have so far been dispatched to the University of Sydney (2015-2018) and National Taiwan University (2019). These trainings consist of talks in English, discussions with the host university staff, and the independent research, and are designed to equip the participants with advanced practical skills that enable them to take the lead in proposing and implementing solutions to hard problems.

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