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Meiji University and UTS partnership

Meiji University and the University of Technology Sydney aim to enhance their partnership for internationalization. We just had a meeting on May 5, and Dr. Don Carter, UTS, and I discussed our project to teach students in Australia and Japan together in an online classroom.

シドニー工科大学(オーストラリア)と国際化のための定期協議を実施しました (Meiji University news in Japanese language)


With the aim of systematically promoting cooperation between the two universities, the University of Technology Sydney (UTS, hereafter University of Technology Sydney, Australia), an inter-university partner of the University, has decided to hold regular internationalization consultations twice a year. The first of these consultations was held online on the afternoon of May 5, 2023.

The four members from the University were Vice President Teruhisa Komuro (Vice President for International Exchange), Professor Tomoaki Tanaka (Faculty of Science and Engineering), Associate Professor Alex Watson (Faculty of Letters), and Special Assistant to the President Philip Porter; from UTS, Leo Mian Liu (Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Engagement), Innes Ireland (Deputy Director , UTS International), Dr Don Carter (Senior Lecturer, Initial Teacher Education Cluster Leader, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences), Professor Dr Deborah Ascher Barnstone (Head of School, School of Architecture), Associate Professor Dr Grace Li (Associate Dean International, Faculty of Law).

In terms of education, he emphasized the importance of sending students abroad to study, internationalization of the campus, online international collaborative learning with partner universities abroad, and the expansion of double degree programs. In terms of research, he explained that UTS is building a system for international joint research by faculty members.

UTS Vice President Leo Mian Liu explained that UTS is aiming to build a global brand through online delivery of educational programs, etc., that UTS is trying to expand short- and long-term global mobility programs for students with UT as a key partner in Japan, and that UTS is working to deepen its relationship with corporations and international partners. He also explained that he would like to deepen the relationship with companies and international partners.

Associate Professor Watson and Dr. Don Carter then reported on the COIL (Online International Collaborative Learning) program between the two universities. Professor Tanaka and Professor Dr Deborah Ascher Barnstone discussed student exchanges and possible workshops in the field of architecture, and Associate Professor Dr Grace Li discussed interactive short-term study abroad programs and student exchanges in law, international joint degree programs, and the possibility of a joint degree program. exchange, joint international degree programs, and research exchanges in the field of law.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for October this year. It is hoped that organized international exchange between the two universities will progress and student and faculty mobility will expand.

The University of Technology Sydney (UTS), founded in 1988, is a public university with nine faculties, including Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Design and Architecture, Engineering, Law, and Science. It is ranked 133rd in the world by THE University World Rankings, 8th in the world by THE University World Rankings, and 1st in Australia by THE University World Rankings for universities less than 50 years old. In 2015, TUAT signed a university cooperation agreement and a memorandum of understanding for student exchange. The University of Technology Sydney (ITS) is one of the world's largest universities, ranked No. 8 in the world and No. 1 in Australia in the rankings.

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