Under the School policy eLive Locally, Grow Globallyf, our Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Health Sciences/Faculty of Medicine, School of Allied Health Sciences promote international collaborative research and academic exchange.
So far we have concluded inter-faculty partnership agreements with the universities of 10 countries; England, Finland, America, South Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia and Sudan. One of the international collaborative research projects examines the prevalence of behavioral psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD), in the East Asian countries where population aging has been increasingly accelerated. This project will further explore factors associated with BPSD, with cooperation of partner universities including Ewha Womans University (South Korea), Chiang Mai University (Thailand), Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology (Taiwan) and Southern Medical University (China). Meanwhile, more and more faculties and students from East Asian countries visit and stay at our School for study/research purposes.
As one of the main opportunities of student exchange, we have organized two-week Summer School since 2016, from every end of July to mid August. Almost 20 partnership students participate in this program which gives a variety of lectures and medical/welfare site visits. With the great assistance of Geriatric Study Group of Osaka University, and hospitals/ community general support centers in Osaka, recently this program enjoys a high reputation amongst the partner universities. During the program, the participants could enjoy Japanese culture through ewelcome partyf, etea ceremonyf experiences.
Opening Ceremony 'Summer School 2018'
(July 30th to August 10th, 31 students participated from 4 Asian partnership universities)
List of International Academic Exchange Agreements
|U.K||University of East Anglia, School of Health Sciences||2019.3|
|Finland||University of Oulu,Faculty of Medicine,Department of Nursing and Health Administration||2007.8|
|America||Purdue University On behalf of its School of Nursing,Calumet Campus||2015.11|
|Korea||Ewha Womans University,Division of Nursing Science,College of Health Science||2002.11|
|Korea||Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Sceience and Technology||2017.1|
|Korea||Chonnam University, College of Agriculture and Bioscience||2019.3|
|China||Southern Medical University||2010.11|
|China||Shanghai University of Medicine&Health Sciences||2016.3|
|China||Industrial and Commercial College,Anhui University of Technology||2016.8|
|Hong Kong||University of Hong Kong, School of Nursing||2018.7|
|Taiwan||Tzu Chi College of Technology,Office of Research & Development||2013.7|
|Taiwan||Taipei Medical University,College of Nursing||2013.11|
|Thailand||Phetchaburi Rajabhat University,Faculty of Nursing Science||2017.8|
|Indonesia||Health Polytec Ministry of Health of Jacarta III||2019.1|
|Sudan||Faculty of Medicine Alzaiem Alazhari University,Sudan Faculty of Medical Technical Sciences||2017.1|
Foreign Students in our School
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.