The “UF Vision 2040” states that University of Fukui aims to create a world-class education and research environment in Fukui Prefecture. It also thrives to put our global strategy into action while internationalizing itself to drive the internationalization of the community and serves as a “gateway connecting Fukui to the World.”
To this end, the University’s internationalization mission is to promote exchange and international development not only with European and North American universities, but also with Asia and Africa as priority regions, and to support the overseas expansion of local companies and retention of international students in this region after their graduation.
Based on this basic policy and mission, the fourth period medium-term objectives and plans set forth the following goals: increase the number of students sent abroad, attract outstanding international students and network with them after their graduation, and provide international educational programs in cooperation with overseas universities, in order to foster internationally-minded human resources who have been exposed to different values. The faculty and staff will work together to realize the following three main plans:
1. To recruit excellent degree-seeking international students and to improve their satisfaction level, UF will develop a better system to host and support international students and establish an evaluation index to comprehensively assess the satisfaction level of international students.
2. To develop students into advnaced professionals who can contribute to the world, University of Fukui will improve their English language skills and international competence by providing various international study programs, including online programs for the post-COVID-19 era. University of Fukui will also develop the current Language Center into the Center for Global Human Resource Research and Development (tentative name), in order to diversify international education, evaluate global competency of students, and feedback the results to each program for continuous improvement.
3. In cooperation with the Headquarters for General Professional Development of Teachers, the Department of Professional Development of Teachers, Professional Graduate School, functions as a hub to establish an organization to promote international teacher education reform, which aims to create highly globalized curricula and educational content. The organization is to implement graduate-level global education by student exchange with National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), hosting and networking teacher training students from abroad through Egypt-Japan Education Partnership (EJEP), JICA’s Knowledge Co-Creation Program (KCCP), networking teacher learning community in African countries by JICA Partnership Program, and establishment of glocal education consortium in connection with OECD Education 2030, and which all link to the curricula and educational content of the Professional Graduate School.