Center for Global Education and Exchange
The Center for Global Education and Exchange was originally established in May 1996 as Center for Student Exchange to provide international students with Japanese Language Education and International Student Advising. It was reorganized into Center for Global Education in February 2010, adding new functions of Study Abroad Advising and coordination of English-taught curriculum called HGP (Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program). Since then, for over 8 years, the Center had played a key role in promoting the internationalization of Hitotsubashi University, as the numbers of inbound and outbound students tripled during this period. In August 2018, the Center was renamed to Center for Global Education and Exchange and became a unit within Hitotsubashi University’s Mori Institute for Higher Education and Global Mobility. At that time, the function of HGP coordination was transferred out to a unit overseeing general education with the aim of integrating the English-taught curriculum into bachelor’s degree programs. The Center for Global Education and Exchange will continue to strengthen and promote international student exchange in cooperation with relevant bodies at Hitotsubashi University, including HGP.
The International Student and Study Abroad Advising Office provides advice on academic affairs, living in Japan, relationships with friends, visa issues, working in Japan and so on. The Office also provides advice and counseling on studying abroad, and helps students with school selection, necessary procedures, and letters of reference. Short-term study abroad programs in Australia, China, and Spain are provided during the summer and winter vacations.
The Global Education Courses Section coordinates HGP courses in cooperation with the Japanese Language Teaching Section, the International Student and Study Abroad Advising Office, and the International Affairs Office. It also works with each of the graduate schools and the Research and Development Center for Higher Education.
There are 8 full-time instructors, 6 instructors holding another post in the university, and 24 adjunct instructors.
- Japanese Language Education Program
- International Student and Study Abroad Advising
- Faculty Members