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Spring Verdure Issue (May. 2013)


Seeking to cultivate true global leaders

Opening of the Global Education Center

"Reconstruction of the educational system to develop global leaders" is a core strategy of "Waseda Vision 150," a mid- to long-term plan announced by our university last year. As a specific action for achieving this goal, we opened the Global Education Center (hereinafter referred to as "GEC") in April 2013.

Our university seeks to cultivate global leaders who possess warm humanity and penetrating insight. An essential part of this cultivation is to further enhance basic education, liberal arts education (including shared basic education) and international education which serve as a foundation for studying specialized fields, and which are required for performing as a professional in a variety of areas after graduation. One role of the GEC is to combine basic education across entire university and liberal arts education that have been conducted at the Open Education Center with information education that has been conducted at Media Network Center. The GEC will also establish shared basic education across undergraduate schools. This shared basic education is scheduled to start from the 2014 academic year. Furthermore, the center will also combine international education programs, preparations for foreign study and follow-up education, including studying abroad programs which are conducted at the Center for International Education.

By constructing a variety of educational programs as a systematic curriculum, the GEC will ensure the organic functioning of each course. At the same time, we will appropriately link the GEC's educational programs with specialized education conducted in undergraduate schools and graduate schools. By doing so, we will cultivate students who can serve as global leaders that possess the multifaceted perspective and broad knowledge nurtured by the core strategies listed above.