The Center for International Affairs provides assistance to international students and researchers at the Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering at Osaka University, as well as to Japanese students who wish to study abroad.
To our international students and researchers, we provide opportunities to study Japanese, as well as information, consultation, and other support regarding financial assistance and your future careers, so that you can concentrate on studying and doing research in your own field.
We also provide opportunities, such as parties, to give international and Japanese students opportunities to mingle together.
To our Japanese graduate students, we provide English courses for scientists and engineers. In addition, we hold international short program to promote global education and study abroad, as well as to improve the English proficiency of each student.
The goal of the Center is to contribute to international exchange at the Faculty of Engineering, at the Graduate School of Engineering, and throughout the entire university.
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Center for International Affairs
The Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering at the Osaka University opened the Advisory Division for International Students in August 1984 to provide consultation and assistance to international students regarding a variety of issues that they face. As international activities expand at the Graduate School of Engineering, the breadth of our operation also expanded. Until 2012, the Advisory Division for International Students offered assistance to international students and researchers so that they could conduct their intended activities at Osaka University and lead a pleasant life. Our numerous international education programs include development of our own Japanese courses. We also reviewed language education for Japanese students who hope to work in the international arena. Activities in this area included offering English courses for scientists and engineers in the Master's program, English Café Suita, and various intensive courses in the English language. Furthermore, we planned and operated international training programs for undergraduate and graduate students. We also provided assistance in launching and conducting international cooperation and collaboration programs at the Graduate School of Engineering.
The Advisory Division for International Students was reorganized as the Center for International Affairs in 2013, as we reviewed our organizational structure and wide range of activities and planned to conduct an even higher level of activities related to international exchange and education. This new Center was initiated to foster international exchanges at the Graduate School of Engineering. Our plans for the future include providing expertise in executing agreements and planning exchange programs that individual staff members of the Graduate School have been conducting in the context of their international projects. We also aim to accumulate and systematize our broad range of expertise in international exchanges, with the possibility of partially supporting those projects.
We are also continuing to provide support to international students and researchers so that they can lead a pleasant life at Osaka University. We will also continue to offer consultation to our Japanese students who wish to go abroad, and to assist our faculty members in their efforts to draw up cooperative and exchange agreements. Although we have reorganized and brought on new staff members, we wish to maintain our contribution to international exchange activities at the Graduate School of Engineering, centering on assistance to international students and researchers, with the same enthusiasm that became our tradition at the Advisory Division for International Students. We hope to have your continued support and understanding for the activities of the Center for International Affairs, as well as your opinion and assistance from various points of view.