Degrees Offered: Baccalaureate (4-year)
Number of Undergraduates: 8350
Number of Graduate Students: 1240
Major fields of study: agriculture, economics, education, engineering, science, medicine, nursing
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We have master and doctoral courses offered in English in the fields of marine environmental science, agriculture, fisheries, science/engineering. At the undergraduate level we are very much interested in short study programs based on PBL and service learning. Another important component of these programs is bringing students together from various countries to discuss and work on issues together. For example, we will or did offer programs on ‘Renewable energy’, SUIJI: a two-week service learning in farm/fishing villages to consider the issues the villagers face. For Japan-related studies we offer an intensive course on business Japanese, and ‘Natsume Soseki, Masaoki Shiki, Haiku and Meiji Japan’.
Having groups of students going back and forth is preferable even if the programs are on unrelated topics. While we have some student exchange agreements with US universities, we find that, due to the lack of English language ability we can not send enough students to keep up a balanced exchange. We are looking for universities which might have some flexibility in figuring out alternative ways to maintain a balance.