December 14, 2016

No.6 December issue was published.

No6 SGU KAWARABAN Dec 2016.pdf

Issue & Task
<English Version of Course Syllabi>
In Faculty Assembly Meeting on November 30, 2016, it was reported that our university should complete the English version of AY 2017 course syllabi. This will help UoA international students make a class schedule and prospective students understand the course content easily. In addition, the English version of course syllabi is a part of TGU Concept. The intermediate evaluation for the TGU Concept of UoA will be implemented in 2017, and we need to report our achievements from 2014 to 2016 to MEXT. Therefore, we would highly appreciate your understanding and cooperation on this matter.

<Student Recruitment in Hong Kong >
Day/Time: November 17 - 19, and 23, 2016
Members: Vice President Shigaku Tei, SAD Deputy Director General Kazuaki Yamauchi, Visiting Researcher Wu Yilang
(1) Visit to seven secondary schools in Hong Kong (HK) on November 17 and 18, 2016
(2) Participation in the "AY 2016 Hong Kong Fair of Study Abroad in Japan" on November 19, 2016
(3) Group interview with six high school students with high motivation in HK on November 23, 2016
1) Features of high school students who want to study in Japan
 Pro-Japanese
 High English capabilities
 Female students of science and engineering are in high ratio.
 High standard of living in Asia
2) Features of college-going in HK
 Around only 25% of students can go to colleges in HK due to the limited number of universities in HK.
 Even excellent students don't have many chances to go to college in HK.
 Other options for higher education are community colleges, special vocational schools or overseas colleges.
3) Entrance exam system in HK
 HKDSE (Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education:香港中學文憑), which is an exam for both college entrance and high school graduation, has been introduced in HK.
 HKDSE has already been introduced into the requirement of student recruitment in overseas universities and some Japanese universities.
 HKDSE has not been applied to the requirement of the ICTG student recruitment yet.
 Students and faculty members in HK requested us to introduce HKDSE into the requirement of the ICTG student recruitment.


<English Conversation Activities in Global Lounge>
Day/Time: Lunch break time on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
Participants: Japanese students and international students
 No necessary for the reservation.
 TA and SA with high English ability organize the activity.
 Students who are not confident in English can join easily.
 You can chat with the members in English comfortably since they are also students like you.
 We will have a Christmas Event on December 15, 2016.
Please invite international students and Japanese students who want to improve English or to prepare study abroad.

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