Guiding Principles and Core Strategic Issues for the Internationalization of Kagawa University
~Internationalization based on cooperation with regional initiatives~

Guiding principles   Core strategic issues  



1 Foster research collaboration and exchange particularly with academic institutions in the Asia Pacific area, focusing on core areas for the benefit of the wider international society.

2 Respond to the needs for internationalization of the region in areas related to government, industry, and the individual through the sharing of university intellectual property, knowledge, and experiences.  

3 Contribute to the internationalization of the region through deeper involvement and collaboration in international activities at the regional as well as the individual levels. 

1. To streamline and promote the core research domains in collaboration with academic institutions abroad.

・ The selection of the core research domains entails that all faculties are to review and record their existing research topics and output while keeping track of the needs and potential contribution to the international academic society. At the same time, faculties are to disseminate related information to prospective counterparts abroad.

2. To contribute to the internationalization of the region through involvement in regional international activities.

・ To contribute to the internationalization of the region through the promotion of mutual exchange with overseas counterparts in core areas while bearing in mind the needs of the regional organizations and industries.

compatible human resource development

1 Develop human resources that can operate on the global stage through the hosting of outstanding students and researchers from Asia Pacific area and to launch two-way global education with overseas partners. 


2 Provide a career-oriented opportunity for students to contribute to society and to establish a university that welcomes young people from around the world. 


3 Actively support study abroad programs and volunteer activities so as to expand the horizons of students while enriching students' experiences. 

 3 . Formalization of global human resource education

(1) To review the education curriculum in the respective faculties, keeping an eye on the skills required of global human resources. (For example, the use of English as the medium of instruction for General Education and major subjects, the mandatory use of debate methodology in classes, and the recognition of language ability achieved for the respective years while enrolled as students).

(2) To launch, with overseas university partners, multi-language and multi-disciplined programs that can be included in the curriculum so as to nurture an expanded world view among students.

(3) To promote a ‘university brand’ through hosting and working together with outstanding students and researchers from the Asia Pacific region in programs that have a specific focus or characteristic.

Establishment of a suitable environment for internationalization 


1 Expand the reciprocal sending of students and researchers with overseas partner universities while improving the networking with overseas partner universities and actively supporting international exchange and research activities of university staff. 


2 Enhance the environment for researchers through the support and cooperation of the local community; and for the environment for international students, enhance aspects on daily living and academic life. 


3 Provide an ‘internationalized campus' for international students and researchers to freely mix and mingle with local students and university staff 


4. To negotiate and coordinate with overseas partner universities on matters relating to international exchange with the aim of increasing the effectiveness of networking with strategic overseas partner universities.

5. To realize the 'internationalization of the campus' with a focus on the needs and views of international students and researchers.

(1) To establish, with the support and cooperation of the regional government and industries, a framework that blends the career development of international students and scholars with the needs of internationalization of regional society.

(2) To systemize the multi-language dissemination of information and to install a scheme of checks and balances to ensure the provision of a pleasant, safe, and comfortable campus.

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