The 3 rd University Administrators Workshop:Laying Firm Foundations for University Internationalization
January 24 – 25, 2008
Kyoto University Clock Tower International Conference Hall, Kyoto, Japan
The third in Kyoto University’s series of workshops for administrative staff from leading Asian universities was held in KU’s Clock Tower International Conference Hall on January 24th~25th. The theme of the workshop was “Laying Firm Foundations for University Internationalization.” Administrative staff in charge of international affairs and student exchange from sixteen universities throughout Asia and eight Japanese universities attended the event, as well as keynote speakers from Australia and the United states. The participants gave presentations and exchanged opinions on current and emerging issues in university international exchange and affairs.
The workshop began with a welcome address by Professor Toshio Yokoyama, director-general of KU’s Organization for the Promotion of International Relations, which was followed by keynote speeches by Ms. Elizabeth A Bare, vice-principal and head of university services of the University of Melbourne who spoke about internationalization in Australian universities from a staffing perspective, and Dr. Pricilla Stone, director in charge of overseas and undergraduate programs at Washington University, St. Louis, who discussed current trends in study abroad programs in the United States.
The afternoon of the first day was occupied by two concurrent presentation and discussion sessions on the themes of “Networking to Promote Student Exchange” and “Advancing Campus Internationalization.” These sessions comprised of short presentations by representatives from each of the attending institutions, followed by a lively round of questions and discussion on the issues raised.
The proceedings of concurrent sessions were reported and discussed further at a combined session the following morning. It is hoped that this opportunity for the people directly involved with the practical aspects of university internationalization to exchange opinions and ideas will help improve the quality of international activities at the participating universities, as well as enhance relations between Japanese universities and the leading universities of other Asian countries.
- Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)
- Fudan University (China)
- Hitotsubashi University (Japan)
- The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Hong Kong)
- Hue University (Vietnam)
- Kasetsart University (Thailand)
- Keio University (Japan)
- Nagoya University (Japan)
- Nanjing University (China)
- National University of Singapore (Singapore)
- Peking University (China)
- Pohang University of Science and Technology (South Korea)
- Osaka University (Japan)
- Ritsumeikan University (Japan)
- Seoul National University (South Korea)
- Tohoku University (Japan)
- Tokyo Institute of Technology (Japan)
- Tokyo University (Japan)
- Tsinghua University (Beijing) (China)
- Tsinghua University (Hsinchu) (Taiwan)
- University of Indonesia (Indonesia)
- University of Malaya (Malaysia)
- University of the Philippines, Diliman (Philippines)
- Wuhan University (China)