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About the School of Engineering International Center

About the School of Engineering International Center

The Faculty of Engineering in Kyushu University established the International Relations Office, School of Engineering in 2010, to help international students and researchers solve various problems to make the most of their academic and research life. Since 2016 this became the School of Engineering International Center. Since its inception, the center has provided a range of support to international students and researchers, including offering Japanese classes, career counseling, and international exchange parties. The center has also supported study-abroad and training programs for Japanese students and researchers. Recently, it has been dedicated especially to supporting the planning and operating of short-term study abroad programs which aim to encourage Japanese students to cultivate a global mindset and take a proactive role in international society in the future. It also provides training programs on the advanced methodology of teaching in English for faculties, and the academic exchanges between Kyushu University and universities overseas such as the Double Degree Program.

Message from the Director

Kyushu University is one of the forerunners in the internationalization of Japanese universities. Within the university, the School of Engineering puts a major emphasis on internationalization. In 2009, Kyushu University was selected as one of the core universities for the Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30), and the School of Engineering and the School of Agriculture led the nation in establishing international undergraduate programs. In September 2014, the 15 first students completed the programs. 
In 2010, Kyushu University was selected as one of the centers for the World Premier International Research Center (WPI) Initiative funded by the Ministry for Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), which has brought a growing number of international researchers to our Ito campus. In addition, it was accredited as a Top Type university (Type A) for the Top Global University Project in 2014 and has promoted further reform in education and research. With rapidly progressing internationalization of the university, over 3,000 international students are expected to be seen on the Ito campus in 2021 when the relocation of the Hakozaki campus is completed.
The International Center is here to help international students and researchers make the most of their academic and research life, solve any problems during their stay at Kyushu University, and interact with all students and researchers from different backgrounds and different cultures.