Providing expertise and experience indispensable for the next generation of Asian leaders
Projecting Information AbroadSince 2017, the “BESTO Intellectual Dialogue” has been held as a joint academic event where the Deans from the three Universities conduct panel discussions on topics such as the future of East Asian Academic exchange, ongoing situation of the Korean Peninsula, and East Asian International and Economic Relations. As part of the CAMPUS Asia program, each university regularly hosts symposiums and dialogues open to the public.
GraSPP proactively offers internship opportunities at entities ranging from domestic private companies from international organizations. CAMPUS Asia program provides students to have opportunities to conduct internships through each university. The program also provides an environment where participants have rare opportunities within and out of the university in order to prepare them be to active in the global setting.
Joint CourseIn 2018, the three universities established “CAMPUS Asia Joint Course: International Public Policy in East Asia” (Spring Semester Course, 4 credits), and professors from Seoul National University and Peking University were invited to the University of Tokyo as lecturers. Through joint curriculum creation and teaching, the three universities strive to further strengthen collaboration.
Major Features of the CAMPUS Asia Joint Course:
- Establish the CAMPUS Asia Joint Course as a required course
- Focus on East Asia International Relations and Public Policy
- Omnibus Lecture Style led by professors of the three universities
- Discussions led by TA (PhD student in GraSPP)
- Field Trips
Language StudiesThe program highly recommends students to attend language classes for international students to acquire language skills. In order to learn the local languages to further language studies and interaction between other students, GraSPP plans to conduct the “Japanese-Chinese-Korean Brown Bag Language Exchange (BBLE)” at the student lounge. GraSPP will continuously provide environments where students can learn local languages to deepen the understanding of each country.
CAMPUS Asia alumni volunteer to organize and hold a CAMPUS Asia Gathering for both current and graduates of the program. Roughly thirty to forty individuals participate to these gatherings on an annual basis. At the 2017 Gathering Party, the establishment of the BESETO Campus Asia Alumni Network was announced. In 2018, the Trilateral Cooperation Secretariat supported a workshop held at Seoul, Republic of Korea. GraSPP plans to continue strengthening collaborating with the CAMPUS Asia alumni.