Top universities in Japan, China, South Korea, and Singapore team up
to provide an English language-based double degree and exchange program on
public policy and international relations in East Asia
The CAMPUS Asia* program began in 2011 as part of the Inter-University Exchange Project initiative led by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). The vision underpinning the program is to promote exchange between the students and faculty and staff of universities in Japan, China and Korea, and, through such close cooperation and interactions, nurture the next generation of world leaders who will mold the future of Asia. In 2021, the framework for exchange between Japan, China and Korea expanded to ASEAN, with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) of the National University of Singapore (NUS) joining the BESETO consortium comprising the School of International Studies (SIS) at Peking University (PKU), the Graduate School of International Studies (GSIS) at Seoul National University (SNU), and the Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) of The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), and the BESETO consortium was renamed as BESETOSING (Beijing-Seoul-Tokyo-Singapore). This marked a new start for the CAMPUS Asia Plus program with graduate double-degree programs and exchanges now being offered at all four universities.
*CAMPUS Asia stands for “Collective Action for Mobility Program of University Students in Asia”