Active International Collaboration

International collaboration

Priority program for government-sponsored international students

With the aim of developing as a leading life science research and education center, the Faculty of Advanced Life Science and the Graduate School of Life Science have established strong ties with top-level universities in Asia and implemented a program to attract outstanding international students (both government-supported and privately funded; first period: 2007 – 2011; second period: 2012 – 2016). This project was designed to effectively foster the development of Japanese and overseas students into international researchers by having them learn together, attend lectures, partake in thesis review sessions and engage in other academic activities in English. The Transdisciplinary Life Science course’s five non-Japanese teachers provide a wide range of education in the field of transdisciplinary science and effective support to international students based on a multiple advisor system.

International inter-university exchange agreements 

The Faculty of Advanced Life Science promotes international exchanges with overseas research institutes as a proposing/related body in inter-university exchange agreements (including memoranda on student exchanges). In 2014, the faculty will conclude an exchange agreement with the University of Barcelona (Spain), which is a candidate destination for Nitobe College students to study abroad. In addition to such agreements, the faculty has also independently concluded department-wide international agreements and sent Japanese students to overseas internships as well as hosting international students.

Inter-university exchange agreements

  • 2008 Academia Sinica (Taiwan) (A)
  • 2012 Zhejiang University (China) (B)
  • 2014 College of Engineering, National Taiwan University (Taiwan) (D)
  • 2014 University of Barcelona (Spain) (A)
  • 2014 École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (France) (B)
  • 2014 University of Mysore(India) (A)

(Faculty of Advanced Life Science: A: proposing body; B: related body)
(Graduate School of Life Science: C: proposing body; D: related body)

Department wide agreements

  • 2011 Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School (U.S.A) (A)
  • 2012 College of Light Industry and Food Sciences, South China University of Technology (China) (A)
  • 2014 College of Engineering, National Taiwan University (Taiwan) (D)
  • 2015 Institute of Life Sciences, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, Institute of Economics (Italy) (D)
  • 2015 Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa (Italy) (D)
  • 2016 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune (India) (B)
  • 2016 College of Natural Science, Pusan National University (Korea) (B)
  • 2016 Department of Biology, University of Pisa (Italy) (D)
  • 2017 Thanyaburi, Faculty of Science and Technology, Rajamangala University of Technology (Thailand) (B)
  • 2017 School of Graduate, School of Pharmacy, Management & Science University (Malaysia) (D)
  • 2017 College of Bionano Technology, Gachon University (Korea) (D)
  • 2018 Department of Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute (Sweden) (A)
  • 2018 School of Science, Technische Universität Dresden (Germany) (D)
  • 2018 Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University (Thailand) (B)
  • 2018 Faculty of Science, Prince of Songkla University (Thailand) (B)
  • 2018 Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) (Spain) (A)

(Faculty of Advanced Life Science: A: proposing body; B: related body)
(Graduate School of Life Science: C: proposing body; D: related body)

Cotutelle Program

  • 2018 Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie Industrielles de la ville de Paris (ESPCI PARIS)

Double Degree Program & Cotutelle Program (HU)