INTERNATIONALIZATION OF HIGHER EDUCATION PROMOTION PROGRAMS
These programs provide exchange and development opportunities for university faculty and administrators to promote the development of human resources with broad perspectives that transcend geopolitical, cultural, organizational and other boundaries.
JAPANESE UNIVERSITY FACULTY OVERSEAS LECTURE PROGRAM \10,976,996
Initiated in 1998, this program enables Japanese university faculty members to teach overseas, and then to use their experiences to promote internationalization at their respective universities upon their return to Japan.
In the year under review, the Scholarship Division provided three awards and conducted selection interviews for those applying to be sent overseas in fiscal 2000 and 2001. Four of eight applicants for fiscal 2000 and two of three applicants for fiscal 2001 were selected.
Recipient: Akira Yamazaki
(Professor, Hitotsubashi University)
Overseas Institution, Discipline: Southern Methodist
University (U.S.), Economics
Period of Award: August 1, 1999-July 3, 2000
Total Award: \6,000,000
Recipient: Shigeo Nishimura
(Professor, Kyushu University)
Overseas institution, Discipline: Munich University
(Germany), international Economics and Business
Period of Award: October 1, 1999-February 28, 2000
Total Award: \2,800,000
Recipient: Mayumi Adachi
(Assistant Professor Yamanashi University)
Overseas institution, Discipline: The University of Sheffield
(U.K.), (Psychology of Music)
Period of Award: February 1, 2000-May 15, 2000
Total Award: \1,490,000
THE JAPANESE UNIVERSITY FACULTY & ADMINISTRATORS OVERSEAS CONFERENCE PROGRAM \3,604,660
Awards in the amount of \300,000 each were awarded to 20 international exchange personnel at Japanese universities. These awards allowed the recipients to attend the 51st annual conference of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, May 23-28, 1999, in Denver, Colorado (U.S.). The participants also visited affiliated universities to discuss exchange agreements, and to observe international education activity. As selection focused on younger candidates without prior long-term overseas study experience, the conferences and related activity were first-time opportunities for the majority of participants, and highly assessed.
PLANNING AND ADMINISTRATION PROMOTION \4,145,122
The International Advisory Committee (IAC), comprising five international higher education specialists, was established to strengthen assessment and implementation of existing programs. The Scholarship Division also consulted the IAC regarding the formulation of mid- and long-term plans.