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International Initiatives in Education and Research. Katsuhiko Shirai , President Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan Santiago, Chile June 25, 2004. Recruiting Good Students. Building Up the Waseda Brand Name. Recruiting Good Researchers/ Faculty.
International Initiatives in Education and Research Katsuhiko Shirai, President Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan Santiago, Chile June 25, 2004
Recruiting Good Students Building Up the Waseda Brand Name Recruiting Good Researchers/ Faculty Enhancing Competence Basic Strategies for Enhancing Global Competence Exposing Waseda ’s research and education to the global market Establishing Overseas Bases Joint Programs with Prominent Universities Increasing Public Recognition Acquiring Strategies for Survival In Global Competition
Network-Based Distance Learning Program • Chinese Communication Program with Peking University • Joint experimental tutorials • 88 participating students • Distance-learning classes via videoconferencing system and a • combination of distance learning and face-to-face instructions Waseda Univ. (Students) Internet Peking Univ.（Tutor）
Network-Based Distance Learning Program • Distance Learning Program with Far Eastern National University • Since 2002 • 10 Russian Tutors Teach the Russian Language to Waseda Students • 10 Japanese Tutors Teach the Japanese Language to FENU Students • 40 Academic Hours of Ongoing Videoconference Sessions per Week • “1 on 1” Principle • Web Materials and Printed Textbooks • Certificates Issued for Students and Tutors
Network-Based Distance Learning Program • Academic Writing Program by Oregon State University • On-demand lectures for learning the skills for writing academic papers in English • On-demand Internet Class System • Since 2002 • Lecturer invited from Oregon State University to design the on-demand digital contents • Experimental classes: 30 students each
CESA(Collaborative Education on Study Abroad) • Participants with relatively low TOEFL scores will be able to improve their English skills as well as study intensively in interesting subjects responding to student needs • Tailor-made curriculum of flexible courses according to individual ability or proficiency, including excursions and internships • The CESA Coordinator • Selected from the host institution • Provide active assistance to Waseda Undergraduate students • Intercultural exchange opportunities with roommates • Number of Students: 5～25 • Length of Programs : One Year
FLESA (Facilitated Learning on Study Abroad) • Students with TOEFL scores of 550 (CBT 213) or higher • Curriculum • Individual focus • The FLESA Coordinator • Selected from the host institution • Provide active assistance to Waseda Undergraduate Students • Number of Students • About 5 • Length of Programs • One Year
The School of International Liberal Studies (2004) • Emphasis on Liberal Arts Education • A wide range of subjects • Latest studies on contemporary themes, reflecting on them as academic problems • Nurturing a Global Perspective and Vision • International students comprising 30-40% of the first group of admitted students • Using English and Japanese as the common languages for learning • 3 regional studies programs including Japanese and Asian Studies • One-year Study Abroad Requirement • Toward Waseda as a World-Class University • Seminar-style instruction with small-number classes, the Socratic method (Q&A, discourse method)
Overseas Bases of Waseda University Europe Center（Bonn, Germany） Waseda Oregon Office（Portland, U.S.A.） Peking-Waseda Joint Center for Instruction and Research (China) KU Liaison Office (Korea) Fudan-Waseda Education & Research Institute (China) Waseda Education (Thailand) Waseda Shibuya Senior High School (Singapore) Waseda-Olympus Bioscience Research Institute (Singapore)
Gracias! Thank you!