A comprehensive agreement concluded with Osaka Prefectural Board of Education--For Development of Global-minded Human Resources--

Public Relations Office        May 1, 2014

Toru Nakahara, School Superintendent of Osaka Prefecture (left) and Osamu Murata, President of Kwansei Gakuin University

 On April 30, Kwansei Gakuin University and Osaka Prefectural Board of Education concluded a comprehensive collaboration agreement in the annex of the Osaka prefectural government office, with the aim of working together to address the challenges of university and high school education and contribute to enrichment and development of education and research.

 Under the agreement, Kwansei Gakuin University will send its faculty members to Osaka prefectural high schools designated as “super global high schools” etc. to give classes with the purpose of developing human resources with a global perspective. In addition, exchange meetings will be held between super global high school students and Kwansei Gakuin University students who have participated in United Nations Youth Volunteer programs, which are organized by the university in cooperation with the UN. High school students in Osaka Prefecture will be given an opportunity to join the Kwansei Gakuin University Career Forum “Working with International Organizations” and the Research Fairs held by the School of Policy Studies.

 At the signing ceremony, Toru Nakahara, School Superintendent of Osaka Prefecture said: “When development of global-minded human resources is required, it is extremely valuable for us to work with the renowned Kwansei Gakuin University to provide students of Osaka prefectural high schools with an opportunity to look at things from a global point of view. I hope to continue to exchange views, and work together with the university to raise great youngsters.”
 Osamu Murata, President of Kwansei Gakuin University, said: “Our university, originally founded by an American missionary, has been characterized by internationality; it has given classes in English since its founding. Our university was designated as a “university with emphasis on internationalization” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and various programs organized by our university, including the “Hands-on Cosmopolitan Development Program” and “Enhancement Program for Globalization of the University,” were chosen as programs supported by the ministry for promotion of the globalization of Japanese universities. I hope that our university will be able to contribute to the development of globally-minded human resources in Japan through this cooperation with Osaka Prefectural Board of Education.”