Tokyo University of Science

In the new century, people, products, and ideas transcend national borders with increasing ease and speed. The Tokyo University of Science has identified ten strategies to take advantage of internationalization opportunities over the next five years. As a world renowned and unique technology university, our focus on foreign cooperation enriches the educational experience for our students and staff, and also ensures that we will remain a leader in international cooperative efforts to advance the cutting edge of science.

Internationalization strategies for our students

Strategy 1

Implement English programs based on ESL (English as a Second Language) in all departments and Graduate Schools for motivated students and students with prior English exposure.

Strategy 2

Implement mid- to long-term foreign international programs for undergraduates and double degree programs for graduate students. Sending students overseas will yield a more diversified pool of graduates.

Strategies in relation to international students

Strategy 3

Find and develop a consensus within the school of the importance of the intellectual contributions that international students can bring through their different cultures. Recruiting excellently qualified and decisively motivated international students is a top priority, especially at the post-graduate level.

Strategy 4

Reform the entrance examination for international students, especially for graduate students and also implement the admission of international students before they visit Japan.

Strategy 5

Implement an international graduate course designed to be conducted in English.

Strategies for the internationalization of faculty and international collaboration in research

Strategy 6

Establish the sabbatical system and such additional supporting structures which may be needed as a means to increase the quality and widen the range of research.

Strategy 7

Aggressively recruit foreign faculty and foreign post-doctorates to increase international diversity within TUS. Also, excellent researchers must be actively sought out.

Strategy 8

Set forward the internationalization of administrative staff.

Strategy 9

Set forward international collaboration at the forefront with strategically important schools to develop distinctive educational research fields at an international level.

Strategy 10

Actively develop overseas bases of educational research and support offices.