Symposium “How Co-Curricular Activities Help Universities Foster Global Leaders- Information Exchange with Princeton University”

Public Relations Office        February 17, 2015

  Kwansei Gakuin University will be holding the symposium on Thursday 19th March 2015 in Osaka Japan, as an implementation of its plan “Establishing the Global Academic Port” adopted the funding program “Top Global University Project” of Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Objectives of the Symposium:

- Sharing information on how Princeton University fosters student competence through the campus life including co-curricular programs.
- Discussing on possible university initiatives to harmonize regular curriculum and co-curricular activities with the aim of fostering global leaders/citizens.

 Japan today faces an urgent need to develop people with strong competencies to excel in the world. As we see the nation’s education policies shifting drastically to globalization, universities are expected to provide even better quality education.
 Princeton University, New Jersey, the United States is known for having produced a number of excellent global leaders, with a range of programs to support students’ co-curricular activities. This symposium enables the audience to learn about Princeton University’s programs initiatives to encourage students to engage in both the regular curriculum and the co-curricular activities and what kind of benefits and educational value the co-curricular programs have brought.
 In addition, the discussion between Princeton University and KGU provides the audience with an opportunity to consider the future of global education in Japan and elsewhere.

- Keynote Speech “How Co-Curricular Activities Help Foster Global Leaders -Initiatives by Princeton University –”

-Dr. Allison Rich, Senior Associate Director of Athletics for Compliance, Campus Relations and Student Athlete Welfare, Princeton University

- Panel Discussion “How Can Universities Foster Global Citizens?”

-Dr. A. Rich
-Mr. Bob Surace, Head Coach, Princeton University Football Team Tigers
-Professor Yukio Miyata, School of International Studies, Kwansei Gakuin University
-Mr. Hideaki Toriuchi, Head Coach, Kwansei Gakuin University American Football Club Fighters
-Mr. Jiro Shimbo, Newscaster

■Time and Date: 13:30-15:40, Thursday 19 March 2015
■Venue: Osaka Business Park Enkei Hall in Osaka City, Japan (200 seats)
■Host: Kwansei Gakuin University
■Support: The Yomiuri Shimbun

This symposium is open to the public for free with simultaneous interpretation.
Registration must be made through the website or by sending email to by Tuesday 10th March. In case of too many applications, we will hold a draw for seat allocation: only successful applicants will be notified.
The program is subject to change.

Contact for Inquires:

Planning Division, Kwansei Gakuin University
TEL. +81-(0)798-54-6144, E-mail: