Increased Exchange Lectures between AIU and Universities Overseas
Faculty members from universities overseas frequently hold lectures at AIU, allowing our students to receive the latest overseas education in Japan and gain fresh perspectives on globalization. Likewise, AIU faculty members present lectures at universities overseas, strengthening networks and helping our institution enhance its international reputation and acquire educational competence that meets global standards.
Teaching Enhancement through Lecture Exchanges
Teaching enhancement endeavors includes the exchange of lectures with our partner universities abroad. Every year, we invite around 15 guest instructors who conduct lectures on unique subjects as advanced courses.
While inviting guest instructors from overseas, the AIU faculty members also travel to partner institutions to deliver lectures and observe the institutions’ teaching activities. The selection of dispatching faculty is done on a competitive basis; with proposals by faculty members to conduct activities with strong outputs.
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Dispatching AIU Faculties Overseas
Above exchange activities also involve organizing public lectures, an exchange of research ideas and future collaborations, and the discussion of effective student exchange programs. Therefore, the Lecture Exchange program contributes to strengthen the teaching and research network with our partner universities.
Advanced Courses Aimed at Developing Proficiency in English
Through courses such as negotiation, drama, and mock international conferences, students learn to not only communicate but to rise above differences in opinion and acquire a level of English proficiency high enough to develop rapport and resonate with people.
Improved Seminar Thesis Guidance
In both the Global Business Program and the Global Studies Program, each student is required to submit a thesis as a condition for graduation. With the addition of new faculty members, we are able to offer better guidance in research, thesis writing, and presentations than before. The Global Business Program offers a new course in quantitative analysis and data processing. Making full use of digital software, the course helps students improve their quantitative analysis and data processing skills based on socio-scientific methods, and improves their ability to write thesis’s in English. The course also encourages students to proceed to graduate school and achieve competence that meets high global standards.