Under the School policy ‘Live Locally, Grow Globally’, 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 11 countries; England, Finland, Hungary, 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, in July or August. Almost 20 partnership graduate students participate in this program which gives a variety of lectures and medical/welfare site visits. Recently, co-organized by one of the social welfare corporations, and with assistance of local hospitals/day service centers/community general support centers/library, this program enjoys a high reputation amongst the partner universities. During the program, the participants could also enjoy Japanese culture through ‘welcome party’, ‘tea ceremony’, ‘kimono’ experiences. (From 2021, one-week online summer program has been coordinated under coronavirus pandemic.)
Summer Program 2019
(July 15 - July 26, 2019)
Online Summer Program 2022
(July 11, 2022 - July 15, 2022)
|Country||Partner Schools||Date Concluded|
|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|
|Hungary||Semmerweis University, Faculty of Health Sciences||2020.3|
|America||Beckman Research Institute and City of Hope National Medical Center||2020.5|
|Korea||Ewha Womans University,Division of Nursing Science,College of Health Science||2002.11|
|Daegu Gyeongbuk institute of Science and Technology, Graduate School, Department of Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering||2017.1|
|Chonnam University, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Artificial Intelligence Convergence||2019.3|
|China||Southern Medical University||2010.11|
|Hong Kong||University of Hong Kong, School of Nursing||2018.7|
|Taiwan||Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology, College of Nursing||2013.7|
|Taipei Medical University,College of Nursing||2013.11|
|Thailand||Phetchaburi Rajabhat University,Faculty of Nursing Science||2017.8|
|Mahidol University, Ramathibodi School of Nursing||2022.4|
|Indonesia||Health Polytec Ministry of Health of Jacarta III||2019.1|
|Country||School/Faculties||Graduate School||Research Students,etc||Total|
Online Summer Program at Osaka University 2022 to Learn Gerontological & Geriatric Nursing
“Living in your own home until the end of life: Innovations for creating environments from disease prevention to the end of life”
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Division of Health Sciences, 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 the University of Hong Kong. The Summer School for long-term care for the elderly, organized by a geriatric nursing office, 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 center also supports special lectures given by overseas guest speakers and Japanese researchers of foreign base several times a year.