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Fostering the UoC's Japan Relations


In June 2016 the University of Cologne sent Dr. Johannes Müller and Frank Hasenstab from the International Office to Japan. Their mission was, in a tight one week schedule, to inform about the possibilities of studying in Cologne at the European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) in Kyoto and in Tokyo, to visit several of the UoC's partner universities in those areas and to promote the new "Global Study Program" initiated and managed by the International Office.

 


 

Kyoto Travel Impressions

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  • Myōshin-ji temple complex, Kyōto, not far from Ritsumeikan University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Myōshin-ji temple complex, Kyōto, not far from Ritsumeikan University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Myōshin-ji temple complex, Kyōto, not far from Ritsumeikan University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Myōshin-ji temple complex, Kyōto, not far from Ritsumeikan University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyōto Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyōto Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyōto Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyōto Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Sanjūsangen-dō in Kyōto Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Main Station Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Main Station Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Main Station Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Main Station Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Customer Service at Kyōto Station Bus Terminal Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kawaramachi Street, Kyōto Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Tower Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Tower Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Taking the Shinkansen from Kyōto to Tōkyō for the second day of the EHEF, passing Mount Fuji Foto: Frank Hasenstab

In the Kyoto area we visited Tenri University, Kyoto Sangyo University, Ritsumeikan University and the Kyoto University of Foreign Studies. Finally on 11 June we answered the many questions about studying in Cologne at the EHEF.

 

 

Visiting ...
 

Tenri University
天理大学

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  • Tenri University: main building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Tenri University: Library Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Tenri University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Tenri University: at the University President's office Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Dinner time in Tenri Foto: International Office, UoC
  • Dinner time in Tenri Foto: International Office, UoC

Many students from the University of Cologne have been to Tenri University for a semester or two. With the UoC's new Global Study Program there will be more opportunities for Tenri exchange students to come to Cologne. 

Tenri University homepage

Kyoto Sangyo University
京都産業大学

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  • View over Kyoto from Kyoto Sangyo University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Sangyō University, Paul Churton from the Center for International Programs giving a quick campus tour Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Koyama Astronomical Observatory, Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Presenting the city and University of Cologne as a destination for exchange students and the new UoC Global Study Program at Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • At the Kyōto Sangyō University Center for International Programs with Director Mitsuyo Seki and UoC exchange student Foto: University of Cologne
  • Dinner with Kyōto Sangyō University Director of the Center for International Programs, Prof. Mitsuyo Seki (left) and Prof. (right) Foto: Johannes Müller

Kyoto Sangyo University does not only impress with its beautiful location and campus but also offers a very pleasant study environment for exchange students from the UoC.

Kyōto Sangyō University homepage

Kyōto Sangyō University, Paul Churton from the Center for International Programs giving a quick campus tour Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Kyōto Sangyō University Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Ritsumeikan University
立命館大学

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  • Ritsumeikan University, Kyōto Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Ritsumeikan University, Kyōto Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Dr. Johannes Müller with the students German teacher and Professor Masahisa Deguchi, Law Faculty of Ritsumeikan University, Kyōto – in front of 'hi no tori' (fire bird, phoenix) by Osamu Tezuka. Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Ritsumeikan University students of German were interested in the new exchange possibilities with the UoC. Foto: University of Cologne

At Ritsumeikan University Kinugasa Campus representatives from the Office of International Affairs were keen to hear about the UoC's Global Study Program, as were students studying German. Professor Deguchi from the Law Faculty also gave a quick tour through the on-campus Kyoto Museum for World Peace.

Ritsumeikan University homepage

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies
京都外国語大学

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  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, University motto: Pax Mundi per Linguas Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • At Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, left to right: Prof. Toshiki Kumagai, Vice President – International; Frank Hasenstab and Dr. Johannes Müller (UoC); Tsutomu Shimomatsuya, Division of International Affairs Foto: University of Cologne
  • Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, dinner withProf. Dr. Michinari Sugano, Chair of the Department of German Studies, Prof. Kumagai and Prof. Hashimoto Foto: Frank Hasenstab

"Pax Mundi per Linguas" is KUFS's motto. As a university focusing on foreign languages, KUFS fosters exchange with a wide range of countries in Europe and worldwide. The campus is conveniently located in the center of Kyoto.

Kyoto University of Foreign Studies hompeage


 
 

European Higher Education Fair 2016 in Kyoto (11 June) and Tokyo (12 June)
 

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  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Kyoto
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Kyoto Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Kyoto
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Kyoto Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo Foto: University of Cologne
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo Foto: University of Cologne
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo Foto: University of Cologne
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo
    At EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo Foto: Universtiy of Cologne
  • EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo
    EHEF Japan 2016 in Tokyo Foto: University of Cologne

We invited all interested representatives, scholars and students from our Japanese partner universities to visit us at our booth at the EHEF and learn about exchange offers, cooperation opportunities and other activities within the partnership agreements with the University of Cologne.

Students wanted to know about what to expect from a student exchange period of one or two semesters at the UoC. Researchers looking for doctoral programmes discovered that the UoC offers plenty of them. Scholars reached out for research cooperation and scientific exchange.

A big contrast to the previous years was the huge interest in Master and even Bachelor programmes, even though the latter always require very high level German skills. We hope that many of the interested Japanese students will actually find their way to Cologne!

Foto: Fabian Stürtz

The Cologne Global Study Program: 
Make the Most out of Your Stay in Cologne!

This year the International Office brought a new offer to the EHEF: 

For students from overseas looking for a short-term program in the heart of Europe that combines English-taught courses on Contemporary European Studies with German language courses, the Cologne Global Study Program is just the right choice.

Students can benefit from their university’s exchange agreement with the University of Cologne and join the program for one semester or for a full academic year! 

The EHEF is jointly organised by the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Campus France Japon and the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). Further co-organisers in 2016 were the City of Kyoto and Meiji University.

In Kyoto the EHEF took place at a new location, the Campus Plaza Kyoto. In Tokyo the Meiji University hasted hosted the event as usual.

欧州留学フェア2016に関する日本語の情報/Information on the EHEF 2016 in Japanese


 
 

Tokyo Travel Impressions

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  • Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Shinjuku Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • View from Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • View from Shinjuku Sumitomo Building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • At Confucian temple Yushima Seidō in Bunkyō Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Abercrombie and Fitch (Ginza) Foto: Frank Hasenstab

In the Tokyo area after the EHEF we attended the networking event at the Delegation of the European Union to Japan, visited the University of Tsukuba, the University of Tokyo, Keio University and Sophia University.

 

 


 

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The University of Tsukuba
筑波大学

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  • Taking the Tsukuba Express to visit the UoC's partner university – from Toyko Akihabara directly to Tsukuba center in 40 minutes! Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Explaining the conditions of the classic exchange programme with the luxury of consecutive interpreting by Prof. Aizawa. Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Dr. Johannes Müller discussing the new additional exchange possibilities of the 'Cologne Global Study Program' to the first candidates from the University of Tsukuba Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Japanese students and German exchange students had prepared dinner at the University of Tsukuba. Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Japanese students and German exchange students had made dinner at the Universitiy of Tsukuba. Foto: Johannes Müller

The partnership between the University of Tsukuba and the UoC is one of the most active ones. Here we already met the first five candidates for the new Global Study Program.

 

University of Tsukuba homepage

The University of Tokyo
東京大学

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  • At the University of Tokyo Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • At the University of Tokyo Foto: Johannes Müller
  • At the University of Tokyo Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • At the University of Tokyo Foto: Johannes Müller
  • At the University of Tokyo Foto: Johannes Müller
  • International Affairs Department, The University of Tokyo Foto: International Office, UoC

Japan's no 1 university has a wonderful campus in the heart of the metropolis. While meeting with colleagues from the International Affairs Department we discovered that the University of Tokyo offers its own global study program to its international students. An interesting offer also for UoC students who would like to take part in an English taught programme in the field of Asian Studies and at the same time learn Japanese.

 

The University of Tokyo hompage

At the University of Tokyo Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Keio University
慶應義塾大学

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  • Keio University was so kind to make some posters to announce our information session at Mita Campus. Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Entrance to Keio University Mita Campus Foto: Johannes Müller
  • At Keio University Mita Campus Foto: Johannes Müller
  • The 'Cologne Global Study Program' attracted interest from Keio University students. Foto: University of Cologne
  • Meeting Professor Philipp Osten and one of his students who had come to our EHEF booth before. Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Keio University is one of the UoC's oldest partner universities in Japan – and one of its Global Network Partners. While visiting Keiō University's Mita Campus we met former and future exchange students, chatted with the UoC's former guest scholar Professor Osten and discussed ongoing research cooperation with Hideko Sumita from the Office of Global Initiatives. 

 

Keiō University homepage

Construction hoarding – Sophia University is building its new Sophia Tower Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Sophia University
上智大学

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  • Sophia University Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sophia University, north entrance Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • 上智 (jōchi) is the Japanese translation of the original Greek "Sophia" and often retranslated as "supreme wisdom". That is itself derived from the Latin "Sedes Sapientiae" (="the seat of wisdom") from the "Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary". 大学 (daigaku) of course means "university". Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sophia University is building its new Sophia Tower Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Sophia University is building its new Sophia Tower Foto: Frank Hasenstab

Sophia University was founded by the Catholic Church and maintains strong ties to Cologne's archdiocese. It is one of Japan's leading private universities. Professor Christopher Kimura Goro, head of the German Department explained his plans with a view to student exchange: exchange students will play an active part in the German Department's new Comparative Cultural Studies Program.

Keiō University homepage

 

Tokyo Travel Impressions

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  • The new Shinjuku Tōhō Building in Kabuki-chō, Shinjuku, Tōkyō – beware of the Godzilla head!! Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Early morning at Ginza: the brand new Sapporo Building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Early morning at Ginza: the brand new Sapporo Building Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Kabuki theatre "Kabuki-za", Ginza, Tōkyō Foto: Johannes Müller
  • San-ai Dream Center, Ginza, Tōkyō Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Meiji University Liberty Tower
    Meiji University Liberty Tower Foto: Frank Hasenstab
  • Holy Resurrection Cathedral (Fukkatsu Daiseidō) of the Japanese Orthodox Church, Chiyoda-ku, Tōkyō Foto: Johannes Müller
  • Tōkyō Tower as seen from across Keiō University Foto: Johannes Müller

At Confucian temple Yushima Seidō in Bunkyō Foto: Johannes Müller

 

 

Foto: Frank Hasenstab

 

欧州留学フェア2016

Information on the EHEF 2016 in Japanese: www.ehef-japan.org

欧州の学術的水準の高さ、北米やオセアニアに比べ格段に授業料の安い多種多様な国際的学位プログラム、先進的研究施設、極めて多様な文化、言語、社会など、欧州留学の魅力に引かれて留学する学生の数は毎年100万人以上に上ります。

欧州はまさに高等教育と研究の国際化を精力的に推進しており、その高等教育環境は世界で最も魅力的な留学先のひとつになっています。欧州全土で、質の高い、国際的に認められた何千もの学士・修士・博士課程プログラムが英語もしくは他の欧州言語で提供されています。

言うまでもなく、欧州の教育機関において取得した資格は、将来の充実したキャリアへの道を開くものであり、日本でも、欧州でも、また世界のどの国においても、活躍の場は無限に広がります。

今回、関東と関西で開催される欧州留学フェアは、日本の学生の皆さまに欧州留学の魅力をより深く理解していただくことを目指しています。欧州十数カ国より60余りの高等教育機関が参加し、それぞれの学習プログラムを紹介するとともに、教育や研究に関する質問に直接お答えします。留学生のニーズに合わせて実施されている学習コースには、特に焦点を当てて説明します。欧州への留学に対する疑問や不安を一気に解決する絶好の機会です。

また、プレゼンテーションとセミナーを通して、さまざまな留学プログラムや奨学金についても説明します。皆さまの関心が学部留学、大学院留学、短期留学など、どのような留学プログラムにあるにせよ、「欧州留学フェア2016 」でお探しの情報がきっと手に入るはずです。 皆さまのご来場をお待ちしております。

Source/出典: www.ehef-japan.org/jp/greetings

 

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