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Nov 3 2009 Erasmus Mundus Info Event. University Internationalization and International Academic Cooperation -Trend with Faculty and Funding. Mami Oyama Director of International Program Department Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

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Nov 3 2009 erasmus mundus info event

Nov 3 2009

Erasmus Mundus Info Event

University Internationalization and International Academic Cooperation-Trend with Faculty and Funding

MamiOyama

Director of International Program Department

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science


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The number of college students exchanged

1994:1,750,000persons

2004: 2,500,000 persons

40%Up


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Presentation Outline

ⅠUniversity Education in Global Society

ⅡInternational Academic Cooperation

in New Era

ⅢConclusion


University education in global society

ⅠUniversity Education in Global Society


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Transition of International Student Exchange

123,498(08’)

students

121,812

120,000

117,302

118,498

117,927

109,508

100,000

95,550

Number of Japanese students abroad

Number of international students in Japan

82,945

78,812

80,000

76,464

79,455

75,586

78,151

74,551

62,324

64,011

64,284

59,468

59,460

60,000

55,145

52,405

53,847

55,755

48,561

51,298

53,787

52,921

51,047

51,295

45,066

40,000

41,347

39,258

32,609

31,251

26,893

25,643

18,066

22,798

18,631

22,154

20,000

15,485

15,246

17,926

15,335

14,297

15,009

12,410

10,428

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Number of International Students to Japan

by Region

Total:123,498

2008

3,819(3.1%)

114,189 (92.2%)

Europe

North America

Asia

842(0.7%)

2,343(1.9%)

Middle and Near East

Africa

1.088(0.8%)

1,084(0.9%)

Oceania

South America

544(0.4%)


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Number of Japanese Students Going Abroad

by Region

Total:80,023

2005

12,663(15.8%)

Europe

22,569(28.2%)

North America

Asia

40,462(50.6%)

Middle and Near East

16

Africa

17

Oceania

South America

4,296(5.4%)


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Common Issue

about the Student Exchange

An unbalance exists between Japanese students going to study in the Europe vis-à-vis students from your countries coming to study in Japan.The same happens for young researchers.


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300,000 International Students Plan

Points

○ Receive 300,000 overseas students in Japan by 2020

○ Raise international competitiveness of Japanese universities’ education and

research in order to strategically attract excellent overseas students

○ Implement Plan via linkage among related ministries and agencies

Measures

1.Proactively invite overseas students to Japan

2.Improve entrance exam, enrollment and visa procedures

3.Advance globalization of universities

4.Improve living environment for overseas students

5.Improve post-graduation/course completion services


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Global 30

FY2009 budget: JPY4.1 billion/ USD 41 million/ EUR 31 million

Select universities to become internationalization hubs that provide high-quality

education/research programs and offer easily adaptable environment for

overseas students

Contents

  • Create systems for providing English instruction

  • Improve systems for receiving overseas students

  • -Advance strategic international collaborations

Target Universities

Select 13 universities in first fiscal year

Anticipated results

・Foster young people who will play active roles in global society

・Strengthen and contribute to raising the international competitiveness of Japanese universities


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International Training Program(ITP)

A Univ.

Overseas Partner Institutions

C Research

Institution

B Univ.

Japanese Universities

Organizational support

to Young Researchers

・Joint research projects・Educational programs

・Internships

D Company

select/support(Up to \20 million (US$200,000) a year per project x 5 years)

select/support

JSPS

・Information exchange・Multi-funding

Overseas

Funding Agencies


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Strategic Fund for Establishing

International Headquarters inUniversities

- Program launched in 2005 by MEXT

- Project duration: 5 years (JPY10-40 million per year/ USD 0.1-0.4 million )

20Pilot Universities

international strategy headquarters

Advance institution-wide international activities

by strengthening the functions of their “international strategy headquarters”

Fund

Support

-Select Universities

-Evaluate Projects

JSPS

- Provide advice to pilot universities

(Analyze activities, Extract good practices)

-Develop strategic models for university internationalization

- Disseminate good practices to other universities

Fund

MEXT


International academic cooperation in new era

ⅡInternational Academic Cooperationin New Era


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JSPS’s International Programs

(1) Bilateral Cooperation Based on MoUs

86 agencies in 44 countries

JSPS

Counterpart Agency

MoU

Joint Staff Meetings

and/or routine

communications

Proposal

Proposal

Support

Support

Japanese Researchers

Overseas

Researchers


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Number of Researchers Exchanged

<To Japan>

<From Japan>

5989

5242

5164

6117

5954

4571

5713

3976

4663

4549

1396

1233

1124

1083

1527

1464

726

1418

991

938

  • France

  • Germany

  • UK

  • France

  • Germany

  • UK


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(2) Frontiers of Science(FoS) Symposiums

  • Reconsider boundaries between disciplines

  • Cultivate new frontiers of research

  • Foster future research leaders

OBJECTIVE

Agreement

JSPS

Partner Organization

Planning Group Members

National Academy of Sciences (2001-)

  • 6 - 8 basic areas

  • Cutting-edge session topics

  • Interdisciplinary discussion

  • Lodging together for 3 days

Alexander von Humboldt- Foundation (2004-)

MESR, MAEE, CNRS (2006-)

FoS Symposium

Royal Society

(only in 2008)


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(3)JSPS Core-to-Core Program (since 2003)

OBJECTIVE

  • Promote International Collaboration in Cutting-Edge Fields

  • Create World-Class Research Hubs

  • Foster Young Researchers

USD100,000-300,000 / yr x 2-5 yrs

FUNDING/PROJECT

Partner Country (A)

Japan

Mutual support

JSPS

Partner Agency

Core Institution

Core Institution

Cooperating Institutions

Cooperating Institutions

Joint Research/Seminar

Scientist Exchanges

Partner Country(B)


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(4)Creating Research Hubs with Asian Countries

○ Asian CORE Program

Building Asian research hubs based on equal partnership

-conducting world-class research, fostering new generation of talented young scientists

○ Asia-Africa Science Platform Program

Japanese research institutions take the lead in building research hubs and fostering young researchers.

○ A3 Foresight Program

JSPS,NSFC,NRF work as a consortium in supporting trilateral research projects with an aim to establishing a top-level research hubs in Asia.


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(5)HOPE Meetings- Art in Science -

  • Foster talented young researchers in Asia-Pacific region

  • Invite about 100 PhD students to interact with lecturers including Nobel laureates

  • 2nd HOPE Meeting

  • September 2009 in Hakone, Japan

  • Subjected Field: Chemistry (or related physics, biology and other fields)

  • Organized by Dr. RyojiNoyori (2002 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry)

Nobel Lecturers

Dr. Ryoji NOYORI, Dr. Peter AGRE, Dr. Leo ESAKI, Dr. Makoto KOBAYASHI, Dr. Yuan Tseh LEE, Dr. Koichi TANAKA, Dr. Susumu TONEGAWA


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(6)ASIA Horcs Meeting

Leaders of major funding institutions in Asia gather to exchange views and information on S&T policy, research funding, and international cooperation

  • 2nd ASIAHORCs Meeting (November 2008 in Tokyo)

  • Participating Countries:

    China (NSFC)Korea (KOSEF)

    Indonesia (LIPI)India (DST)

    Malaysia (VCC) Philippines (DOST)

    Singapore (A*STAR) Thailand (NRCT)

    Vietnam (VAST) Japan (JSPS)

ASIAHORCs Meetings

Keynote Lecture

“From My Experience”

by Dr. Makoto Kobayashi

(2008 Nobel Laureate in Physics)

Presentations & Discussions

Current status, challenges and new proposals for multilateral collaborative research in the Asian region

  • Principal Achievements

  • International joint symposium to be organized by JSPS

  • Consideration on membership expansion

  • (Australia, Bangladesh, New Zealand)

3rd Meeting to be held in Korea


Conclusion

ⅢConclusion


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Future Prospect

Conclusion


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