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What is IAU

Handbook of Research on Engineering Education in a Global Context
The International Association of Universities (IAU) founded in 1950, is a worldwide membership-led non-governmental organization. It comprises more than 650 higher education institutions and organizations in some 130 countries. IAU is an official partner of UNESCO. Its permanent Secretariat, the International Universities Bureau, provides Policy Statements on issues of global importance for higher education. Each Statement is the product of extensive drafting and international consultations. Recently the Statements have been formally adopted by the General Conference of the Association, though in the past some emanated from international Round Tables or meetings of the Administrative Board.
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Globalization of Japanese Higher Education and the Case of Hokkaido University
Toyoharu Nawa (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 13
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3395-5.ch002
Institutions of higher education all over the world are facing the pressure to internationalize their operations and academic programs, to enhance its competitiveness in an international education market. The first part of this chapter presents a review of national policy to incentivize the internationalization of higher education in Japan since 1980s. The second part introduces internalization initiatives of Hokkaido University in the last decade. Under the initiative of the president, university formulated its vision of “Hokkaido University, contributing to the resolution of global issues” in the “Future Strategy for the 150th Anniversary of Hokkaido University,” a blueprint for drastically reforming the university. In the 2014 fiscal year, a strategy to further internationalize education, “Hokkaido Universal Campus Initiative” was chosen by MEXT for the “Top Global University Project.” The author analyzes Hokkaido University's internationalization progress, focusing on the strengths and activities of major projects and the changes in the overall management.
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