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Under the School policy eLive Locally, Grow Globallyf, 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 partyf, etea ceremonyf experiences.

Summer Program at Osaka University 2019
(July 15 - July 26, 2019)

List of International Academic Exchange Agreements

Country Partner Schools Date Concluded
U.KUniversity of East Anglia, School of Health Sciences2019.3
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
KoreaChonnam University, College of Agriculture and Bioscience2019.3
ChinaSouthern Medical University2010.11
ChinaShanghai University of Medicine&Health Sciences2016.3
ChinaIndustrial and Commercial College,Anhui University of Technology2016.8
Hong KongUniversity of Hong Kong, School of Nursing2018.7
TaiwanTzu Chi College of Technology,Office of Research & Development2013.7
TaiwanTaipei Medical University,College of Nursing2013.11
ThailandPhetchaburi Rajabhat University,Faculty of Nursing Science2017.8
IndonesiaHealth Polytec Ministry of Health of Jacarta III2019.1
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
Saudi Arabia11

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.