Towards the 150 Anniversary of the University
Towards the 150 anniversary in 2026, HU has set the strategy titled as Contributing towards the Resolution of Global Issues. This aims to accept superior foreign students from various countries and regions, and encourage the globalisation of the campus by the following schemes:
- Revising the entrance exam system referring to global standard
- Enhancing educational programmes designed for oversea students as integrated BS/MS programmes taught in English
- Expanding scholarship and consultation system for study abroad
- Improving career, financial and academic life support
- Setting places for oversea and local students to mingle with each other
Top Global University Project
Since FY 2014, HU has been selected as one of the 13 universities for MEXT’s ‘Top Global University Project’ which pulls the internationalisation of Japan along with world level education and research appealing to other countries. Through this project and operation grants, HU aims to get ranked in top 100 universities in the world by reforming and reconfirming the quality of education. HU currently plans to establish 3 new graduate schools, introduce a four-semester system, and organise summer schools for oversea students.
Re-Inventing Japan Project in ASEAN
Since FY 2012, HU has been selected for ‘Re-inventing Japan Project’ targeting ASEAN, and its 5 graduate schools (Agriculture, Engineering, Environ. Sci., Fisheries Sci. and Info. Sci. & Tech.) have formed a consortium with 3 Indonesian and 3 Thai universities, and organised programmes which assure the quality control of credits transfer and evaluation management. Since FY 2014, HU has also been selected for the same project but targeting Russia, and its 5 graduate schools (Agriculture, Engineering, Environ. Sci., Letters and Sci.) have formed another consortium with 5 Russian universities: Far Eastern Federal Univ., Irkutsk State Univ., North Eastern Federal Univ., Pacific National Univ. and Sakhalin State Univ.
151 university-level agreements with 157 institutions in 39 countries and regions incl. 34 faculty/dep.-level agreements in 17 countries and regions (as of 30 Sep 2014).
**MoU on Internship is concluded with these 8 universities: Sci. and Engg. Faculty at Queensland Univ. of Tech. (Australia), Tampere Univ. of Applied Sciences (Finland), École Nationale Supérieure de Mécanique et d’Aérotechnique (France), Kulliyyah of Engg. at Int’l Islamic Univ. Malaysia (Malaysia), Faculty of Engg. at Seoul National Univ. (South Korea), Faculty of Engg. at Chulalongkorn Univ. and Kasetsart Univ. (Thailand), and George R. Brown School of Engg. at Rice Univ. (U.S.A.).
*Faculty of Engg. has set its own office at USTB (China), while Graduate School of Engg. has maintained its office at Faculty of Engg., SNU (South Korea) together with Tohoku Univ., Univ. of Tokyo and Nagoya Univ.