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Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences/Faculty of Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences promote international collaborative research and academic exchange.

We have several international collaborative research projects. The new project funded by the Japan Society for Promotion of Science will examine the differences in the prevalence of behavioural psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), such as wandering among nine study sites. The project will further explore factors associated with BPSD. Universities from China, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan will participate in this project. Ongoing student/faculty exchange programs are University of Oulu, Finland, Indiana University, USA, and Ewha Womans University, Korea. New exchange programs are Tzu chii College of Technology and Taipei Medical University, Taiwan and Shanghai Ligong Daxue, China.

Opening Ceremony 'Summer School 2018'
(July 30th to August 10th, 31 students participated from 4 Asian partnership universities)

List of International Academic Exchange Agreements

Country Partner Schools Date Concluded
FinlandUniversity of Oulu,Faculty of Medicine,Department of Nursing and Health Administration2007.8
North America
AmericaPurdue University On behalf of its School of Nursing,Calumet Campus2015.11
KoreaEwha Womans University,Division of Nursing Science,College of Health Science2002.11
KoreaDaegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Sceience and Technology2017.1
ChinaSouthern Medical University2010.11
ChinaShanghai University of Medicine&Health Sciences2016.3
ChinaIndustrial and Commercial College,Anhui University of Technology2016.8
TaiwanTzu Chi College of Technology,Office of Research & Development2013.7
TaiwanTaipei Medical University,College of Nursing2013.11
MongoliaMongolian University of Science and Technology2013.8
ThaiPhetchaburi Rajabhat University,Faculty of Nursing Science2017.8
Hong KongUniversity of Hong Kong, School of Nursing2018.7
North Africa
SudanFaculty of Medicine Alzaiem Alazhari University,Sudan Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences2017.1

Foreign Students in our School

Country School/Faculties Graduate School Research Students,etc Total
Master Doctor

History of academic exchange

Division of Health Science, Center for International Academic Programs

Center for International Academic Programs was established in 2009 to promote global academic exchange. The center willingly assists in conducting inter-faculty academic exchange agreements with overseas universities, to realize globalization of students and faculty members. There are variety of short-term programs (2 weeks) for students, hosted by partner universities including Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, Taipei Medical University and Hong Kong University. The Summer School for long-term care for the elderly, organized by geriatric offices of Osaka University, has enjoyed high reputation from partner universities in Asia since 2016. In addition, a new project 'Digital Health Module in postgraduate higher education' was launched in 2018, collaborated with Oulu University, Finland.

The cent er also supports special lectures given by overseas guest speakers and Japanese researchers of foreign base several times a year.