With globalization making a huge impact on our lives, a range of new issues have arisen in a variety of fields. The objective of this department is to develop professionals equipped with a global perspective, advanced language skills, and a broad education-the attributes of a person who can deal with these issues. From your second year, you can choose one of two courses: the "International Cooperation Course", in which you will gain knowledge related to world peace and learn skills required to solve global problems, and the "Global Business Course", in which you will learn skills that will help you to contribute to society through business.
To make the world a better place, the program aims to foster self-motivated students who will continue learning throughout their life and be a "Changemaker" in society. Focusing on global engagement and the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, students will learn both classroom theories and real-world practices. In the experiential learning opportunities such as the Model United Nations and community engagement, students will gain practical experience that unites Kyoto, Japan and the world. With 17 World Heritage Sites, global corporations and startup ventures, Kyoto is the perfect place to study.
Around 30 percent of the students in this program are international students. Students from diverse backgrounds will work together with Japanese students on group projects, actively engage in debates, and study global management, economics, digital literacy, sustainable development, and environmental policies in English. Every student will be equipped with knowledge for them to be successful in the global scene. This program is taught by faculty members with various backgrounds including not only Japan but also Europe, North and South Americas, and Asian countries. Their professional experiences range from working in the forefront of international organizations and major companies, taking part in nuclear disarmament negotiations, to launching a world-famous presentation event in Kyoto.
Understand the founding spirit of KUFS, "PAX MUNDI PER LINGUAS: World Peace through Languages" and have the basic attitude required to study in this department; and aim for unity of theory and practice through related community engagement.
Comprehensively cultivate a broad base of knowledge regarding world peace and order, as well as demonstrate the practical ability necessary to contribute towards solving global problems common to humanity as part of a singular academic framework.
Comprehensively cultivate the practical ability necessary to contribute to the international community as part of a singular academic framework through the knowledge of "abundance", which is the universal value based goal of economic and social development of humanity, as well as through business.
Deeply research the areas that motivated the students in their selection of courses, as well as their areas of interest, though specialized subjects related to both the International Cooperation and Global Business courses.
Study specialized subjects in English and cultivate English skills necessary to practice "Community Engagement" abroad.
Enhance the individual Japanese skill levels of students, according to their respective ability to work with the Japanese knowledge.
Improve the practical English ability of students, and make it possible for students to achieve positive results, even when taking high level English qualification exams.
Students will learn about another foreign language in addition to English in order to improve their skills in that language, deepening their specialized understanding of the language.
Students will broaden their understanding of and insight into language, through learning a language aside from their second language.
In addition to pursuing practical liberal arts education, students acquire broad knowledge and fair and accurate judgement skills that can the broadly apply as international people.
Foreign students and students whose native language is Japanese learn together in English about Japan's unique society and social systems, culture, values and so forth, enhancing their capacity to understand and communicate about Japan.
Students can expect a broad range of careers that require global skills and mindsets. Most students who have improved their business skills (such as business administration, economics, and organization theory) will be looking to fill positions in global enterprises in a variety of fields.
Students who have studied subjects such as international relations, international cooperation will likely seek positions in government and public sectors or NPOs / NGOs, or some will continue on to graduate school and aim for careers in international institutions. Many students will pursue working internationally.
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