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EAUI to open in 2020
MEXT:Re-Inventing Japan Project
CAMPUS ASIA Support for the Formation of a Core Center Program :
East Asian University Institute (EAUI) for Asian Regional Integration


Overview of the initiative

Please refer to the Campus Asia-EAUI Program Brochure. GSAPS Brochure (P.10- P.11) is HERE.

Core Center to be formed through a coalition of five universities: Waseda University (Japan), Peking University (PRC), Korea University (Korea), Thammasat University (Thailand) and Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). Center to run programs of Asian regional integration (to include: single semester exchange students, summer/winter schools, double degree programs) as well as programs of joint research. Students will graduate with exhaustive specialist knowledge and skill rooted in a social science-based approach to Asian regional integration.


Program Objectives & Graduate Profile

Educating Students to a High Level of Expertise

The central objective of this initiative is the establishment of the East Asian University Institute (EAUI) as a permanent center of graduate education for Asian regional integration in 2020. The objective of the EAUI will be to foster graduates with high levels of expertise capable of contributing to the realization of both global and regional interests.

Establishing an Inter-University Framework for Quality Assurance

1. Joint Research

The EAUI will run joint research programs focused on Asian regional integration, and will publish research findings in a newly established academic journal, the Asian Regional Integration Review, as well as research series. These publications will be used as core texts for educational programs on Asian regional integration.

2. Joint Faculty/Staff Meetings

Agreements will be put in place between Waseda University and the four other EAUI universities in order to coordinate processes of reciprocal credit transfer, grade management and degree conferment. Joint faculty/staff meeting will be held twice a year, at which faculty/administrative members from all five universities can meet together to discuss program operational policy and educational content.


The ASEAN Credit Transfer System (ACTS) will be adopted to establish a system of credit transfer among the EAUI universities.

4. Evaluation Committee

An external third party evaluation committee will be established to evaluate program performance and offer recommendations.

5. Faculty/Administrative Staff

Faculty will be employed who are able to take classes on subjects relevant to Asian regional integration and adopt core roles in joint research projects as well as administrative staff to develop double degree programs and supervise student-level exchange. Inter-university programs of faculty exchange and temporary employment will be put in place between Waseda University and the other four EAUI universities.

Educational Content Visualization & Project Outcome Dissemination

Information Disclosure via Web & Program Participation Eligibility Expansion

Project outcomes will be made publicly available via the project website. Participation in the EAUI project will also be opened to graduate students enrolled in member universities of the graduate student exchange league (University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Keio University, Waseda University), as well as students enrolled at leading ASEAN universities. The goal is to open the project further in the future, to universities associated with the Universitas 21 and APRU programs.

Support & Promotion Framework for Japanese Student Dispatch & Overseas Student Enrollment

1. Dispatch of Japanese Students

Establish single-semester system. Make curriculum details from all participating universities available on the web. Strengthen personal & everyday support systems as provided via overseas offices (Beijing, Bangkok, Singapore). Leverage Waseda alumni associations to provide internship programs and career support.

2. Enrollment of Overseas Students

Bilingual support in Japanese and English. Matriculation status amended as appropriate according to program (non-degree student/special research student/regular student according to relevant course taken). 900 person capacity student dormitory scheduled for completion. Educational, research, lifestyle and career support provided by supervising faculty, academic advisors, RA, TA, administrative staff and existing institutes.

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Student Mobility in Exchange Programs

1. Dispatch of Japanese Students

The inaugural year will see five Japanese students sent to each of the other four EAUI universities as a pre-program. From Year 2 onwards, five Japanese students will be sent as single semester exchange students to each of the other four universities (increasing to 10 students x four universities from Year 3 onwards). Five Japanese students will be sent to each winter school.

2. Enrollment of Overseas Students

Five students from each of the other EAUI universities for each summer/winter school (20 overseas students in total); five single-semester students from each of the other EAUI universities (10 x four universities from Year 3 onwards).

  AY2011 AY2012 AY2013 AY2014 AY2015
Japanese student dispatch
(Short-term + Autumn/Spring)
20+0 5+20 5+40 5+40 5+40
Overseas student enrollment
(Short-term + Autumn/Spring)
20+0 20+20 20+40 20+40 20+40
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