Japanese higher education has been growing leaps and bounds over the course of the past couple of decades. The quality of the education provided by Japanese universities has helped the country to develop into a major educational hub in Asia. Chubu University is an elite Japanese higher education institution that was established in 1964 as the Chubu Institute of Technology, an institute that operates with the primary motto of 'Acta, non Verba' which translates to 'Actions, not Words'. Currently, Chubu University is one of the most recognized universities in the whole of Japan and the University comprises of seven schools and six graduate schools, with about 11,000 students and twenty research institutions. Chubu University prioritizes on the overall development of their students and the University, guiding the learners to realize their fullest potential and achieve their dreams. Evolving with the latest changes in the global teaching fraternity, Chubu University has always been able to stay ahead of the curve in terms of both their academic and non-academic results.
Emphasizing on Research Intensive Education Culture
Chubu University promotes sustainability sciences and hasalso been certified as a Regional Centre of UNESCO ESD (Education for Sustainable Development). The University has significant connections with NASA in digital earth research, and apart from this, Chubu University is also working with Club of Rome and United Nations Centre for Regional Development in global critical issues, SDGs and quality of life as well as a partner with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) in smart transport and city planning in developing countries. Chubu University has 44 international affiliations and that includes 40 years long special cooperation with Ohio University since 1977. PASEO (Preparation for Academic Study in English Overseas) at Chubu University was originally started in 1991 in which lecturers sent by Ohio University are teaching. Student exchange has counted several hundreds during the last 40 years and the Yamada House in Ohio University campus was donated by Chubu University and the Cupola in Chubu University campus was donated by Ohio University.
To cater to a global audience, the University offers a plethora of custom designed and developed programs. International students can also join Chubu University in Graduate Schools of Engineering, Business Administration and Information Science, Global Humanics, Bioscience and Biotechnology, Life and Health Sciences, and Education. The University also corresponds to international students with flexibility on various kinds of research fields which can be covered by many faculties. Chubu University signed its first academic exchange agreement in 1973 with Ohio University. Since then, the University has continuously expanded its international network, establishing relationships with 37 institutions all over the world. These partnerships foster a wide range of international exchange opportunities for students and researchers at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. The Center for International Affairs facilitates communication between Chubu University and overseas institutions which has proved to be an essential part in the success of the University.
Evolving With the Changing Trends
Internships are a major part of modern-day education and it helps students to get first-hand experience of what to expect from a real-life work environment. "We receive emails from international student with the request for research internship opportunities at Chubu University. We believe that internships are becoming more and more important when it comes to making the students industry-ready. We take extra efforts to make sure that our students are completing their internships in which they can showcase their talent and at the same time learn the workings through their internships. We also try to ensure that students are constantly involved in various research and practical activities which boosts both their theoretical knowledge and practical skills", shares Yuji Iwahori, Professor of Graduate Program of Computer Science, Chubu University.
"CHUBU UNIVERSITY IS ONE OF THE MOST RECOGNIZED UNIVERSITIES OF JAPAN WITH SEVEN SCHOOLS AND SIX GRADUATE SCHOOLS COMPRISING OF ABOUT 11,000 STUDENTS AND TWENTY RESEARCH INSTITUTIONS"
Chubu University continues to grow by securing academic relations with top universities around the globe via MoU of academic agreements. Recently many Japanese universities have tried to expand their academic relationship with universities from foreign countries and Chubu University is also striving to keep higher academic relationships with first-rate universities in India and Thailand. In India, Chubu University has academic relations with IIT Guwahati and IIT Bombay and tieups with top ranked universities in Thailand,such as the Chulalongkorn University. As far as the future of Chubu University is concerned, they are planning to improve their already impressive educational offerings and integrate more cutting-edge technologies and teaching methods to offer the class-leading higher education for their students.
YUJI IWAHORI, PROFESSOR OF GRADUATE PROGRAM OF COMPUTER SCIENCE
Yuji Iwahori received B.S. degree from Dept. of Computer Science, Nagoya Institute of Technology in 1983, M.S. degree and Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Electrical and Electronics, Tokyo Institute of Technology in1985 and 1988, respectively. He joined Educational Centre for Information Processing, Nagoya Institute of Technology as a research associate in 1988 and has been working in Chubu University as a professor since 2004.