Midlands Conference 2013 - japan study tour internationalisation and the student experience

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Midlands Conference 2013 - japan study tour internationalisation and the student experience

  1. 1. Previous tours
  2. 2. 10 participants 12 days 14 universities and higher education organisations 4 cities – Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya Research Themes: Internationalisation & the student experience Employability & the graduate job market Quality assurance & enhancement About the Tour British Council AMUN Fukui University Nihon University JUAM Keio University Meiji University NIAD-UE Conference Waseda University Kyoto University Kansai University Doshisha University Kyoto Consortium Nagoya University
  3. 3. Meetings, presentations by us and by our hosts
  4. 4. Personal/ Professional Development Each of us had very different reasons for wishing to participate in this study trip, from my own point of view: It was a chance to see at least part of another country and culture To have time, space and distance to re- evaluate current roles and perhaps identify a new direction of travel
  5. 5.  Economic background  Growth of HE  ‘Big-bang’ reform 2004  778 universities  3400 other institutions  Status  Competition
  6. 6.  Shrinking pool of 18 year-olds  Ineffective management  Funding  Bankruptcies expected
  7. 7.  Tradition  Change  Administrators  JUAM  CPD for administrators
  8. 8. Internationalisation Global 30 - English language - International students - Exchange Internationalisation of Japanese HE
  9. 9. Internationalisation of Japanese HE How successful so far? - Attracting foreign students - Internationalising the student experience
  10. 10. The Student Experience How is internationalisation affecting it?
  11. 11. Teaching style Faculty policy Participation Independent study Assessment
  12. 12. Students at Kansai University Kindergarten to graduation Isolation Circles
  13. 13. Students at Waseda University, Tokyo – 2nd largest in Japan  Variable  No student representation system  Cultural considerations
  14. 14. International relations

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