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Top Global University Project

A Leading University Cultivating Global Leaders from Kumamoto

In 2014, Kumamoto University, along with 23 other leading universities, was selected to take part in the Top Global University Project, run by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. Our slogan “A Leading University Cultivating Global Leaders from Kumamoto” reflects educational reforms which aim to transform us into a truly global university and help us become established and ranked as a world-class university with state-of-the-art research centers.

[Name of Project]

A Leading University Cultivating Global Leaders from Kumamoto

[Future Vision of the University Planned in TGU Project]

Kumamoto University is open, compatible, and mobile

Introducing an internationally standardized education system offering compatibility and mobility.

Kumamoto University is a regional globalization

Promoting regional human resources, supplying innovative talent who can help advance a technology-oriented nation

Kumamoto University continually improves, researches, and develops

Enriching an advanced education system and research activities

[Summary of Project] Through this project, we aim to become a truly global university by implementing various educational reforms. To that end, we will contribute to the globalization of the local community as a globally competitive research hub with the following 4 targets:

①An education system highly conductive to internationalism

②Global atmosphere for the inclusion of international students

③Strengthened and globalized graduate education to support cutting-edge research

④Global campus as a driving force for internationalization in the local community

What is a Top Global University?

This project was founded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2014. The aims are to enhance the international compatibility and competitiveness of higher education in Japan. It provides prioritized support for the world-class and innovative universities that lead the internationalization of Japanese universities. Selected universities are expected to press forward with comprehensive internationalization and university reform.

Selection for the FY 2014 Top Global University Project (by MEXT)  (PDF 0.3MB)
https://tgu.mext.go.jp/en/index.html (Top Global University in Japan)

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