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Global Learning Center: GLC

Mission

This center plays a pivotal role in the establishment and execution of Tohoku University’s education internationalization strategy, and the promotion of international exchange activities. By actively recruiting excellent international students, developing and improving education and support programs, developing and executing a variety of outgoing overseas programs, and actively promoting educational internationalization, the center contributes greatly to the fostering of global human resources who possess an international outlook and will fill leadership positions. The center also works to strengthen ties on and off campus, contributes to the construction of the global campus, performs public-relations activities, and promotes ties with the community.

Activities

(1) With the aim of establishing and executing the education internationalization strategy, gather information on higher education within and outside of Japan, establish developmental strategies aimed at expanding the international competitiveness and the networks of our university, provide information and make recommendations to the university executive department and other departments. Establish and strengthen relationships and collaboration with influential universities throughout the world including academic exchange agreement partner schools, and implement international exchange activities based on our international strategies.

(2) Develop and support diverse and attractive international programs in order to recruit excellent international students. In addition, improve support for international students (support for academics, daily life, and employment, risk management, consultation and other aspects).

(3) Based on our international strategies, develop high quality outbound overseas programs, support students studying abroad, and improve education and support to accelerate studying abroad.

(4) With the aim of fostering human resources who will fill leadership positions in international society, develop and implement diverse education programs to nurture international intellectual capacity, the ability to take action, language and communication skills, and other aspects.

(5) Strengthen networks on and off campus and contribute to the creation of a global campus. In addition, proactively perform public-relations activities on educational internationalization at our university and widely cooperate with our community.

Academic Staff

Director

Special Advisor (for International Affairs)/ Professor, Graduate School of Science Physics
Masahiro Yamaguchi (Particle Physics)

Vice Director

Professor

Yoshitaka Kasukabe
(Particle-Beam Materials Engineering)

Vice Director

Professor

Kazuko Suematsu
(Intercultural Pedagogy)

 

Professor

Yumiko Watanabe
(Earth Science, Astrobiology)

 

Appointed Professor

Frank Hansen
(Functional Analysis)

 

Associate Professor

Nurbosyn Zanpeisov
(Theoretical Chemistry)

 

Associate Professor

Igor Trushin
(Mathematical Analysis and Partial
Differential Equation Theory)

 

Associate Professor

Mino Takahashi
(Social Pedagogy)

 

Associate Professor

Maki Tomita
(International Educational Development,
Social Survey and Statistics)

 

Associate Professor

Rumi Watanabe
(Intercultural Education, International Education)

 

Associate Professor

Yuki Watabe
(Comparative and International Education)

 

Associate Professor

Robert Martin
(Life Science)

 

Associate Professor

Takeshi Koike
(Physics, Nuclear physics)

 

Appointed Associate Professor

Yuka Sakamoto
(International Education)

 

Appointed Associate Professor

Minako Nakashima
(Social Psychology, Cross-cultural Psychology)

 

Senior Assistant Professor

Kaori Shimasaki
(Japanese Language Education,
Educational Anthropology)

 

Appointed Assistant Professor

Mina Mizumatsu
(International Higher Education)

 

Specially Appointed visiting
Associate Professor

Reiko Sato

Address

41 Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8576 Japan

Access

Contact

General Manager, Education and Student Support Department :

Student Exchange Division, General Affairs Section

TEL:022-795-7776(DI)  FAX:022-795-7826  E-mail:ryugaku[at]grp.tohoku.ac.jp   ※[at]→@