Keio University International Symposium "Creating Synergy through Innovative Partnerships: New Ways to Nurture Future Global Leaders"

Time & Date: Tuesday 8th December 2009, 13:00 – 16:30 (Registration starts at 12:30) Venue: 2 Fl, Conference Hall, Old University Library, Keio University Mita Campus Admission Free - Advance registration essential (See below)


Keio University, one of the recipients of Strategic Funding for Establishing International Headquarters in Universities provided by MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology), conducts its international activities in consultation with the Organization of Global Initiatives. This symposium, marking the conclusion of five years of funding, will sum up the achievements and challenges faced by Keio in its efforts to internationalize.

In Panel Discussion 1, Keio former exchange students and current international students will share their experiences, shedding light on current issues regarding study abroad and providing suggestions as to how universities can tackle Japanese students’ reluctance to participate in study abroad programs.

Panel Discussion 2 will focus on double degree programs. Faculty from Keio University and special guests from Keio’s partner institutions will discuss the significance of developing and implementing double degree programs and will also consider the future shape of international collaboration between universities by discussing their successes and problems.



Opening Remarks

Panel Discussion 1:"Student Perspectives on International Exchange"
Facilitator: Prof. Naoyuki Agawa, Vice President (International), Keio University
Panelists: Keio Former Exchange Students and Current International Students at Keio



Panel Discussion 2: "Double Degrees: An Innovative Future"
Facilitator: Prof. Colin McKenzie, Director, International Center, Keio University
Panelists: Prof. Francis Vérillaud, Vice President, Sciences Pom; Prof. Giancarlo Spinelli, Rector's Delegate for International Relations, Politecnico di Milano; Prof. Kohei M. Ito, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University

Q & A

Language: English (English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation available)

Hosted by: Keio University

Contact Office of the Organization for Global Initiatives, Keio University [email protected] 

From 08 Dec 2009
Until 08 Dec 2009
2 Fl, Conference Hall, Old University Library, Keio University Mita Campus
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