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Project Purpose

Project Outline

In the face of the ongoing globalization of governments, economies, and cultures, today’s students have the privilege to access conveniences such as social network services and the Internet, but are also required to excel in a modern society where competition and communities exist on a global scale. In addition to gaining a strong background in general studies and acquiring specialist field-specific knowledge, students also need practical communication and problem-solving skills to allow them to work and live with a variety of people. Furthermore, in the business world, certain language ability standards are required for hiring and promotions. Among these developments, The University of Kitakyushu’s Global Education Program, a minor subject program which began from the 2012 Academic Year, was selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in September of that year to receive assistance as part of the “Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development”. This project is designed to help the younger generation shed “inward-looking tendencies” and proactively challenge them to excel on the world stage. The “Kitakyushu Global Pioneers” program at The University of Kitakyushu is an education program developed to meet students’ various needs and abilities.

Aspirations for Global Human Resources

  1. 1. Individuals with advanced communication abilities based on a high level of language ability → TOEIC 730 or higher (for students in the Department of English, TOEIC 800 or higher, or IELTS 6.0 or higher)

    Those with higher levels of English Language proficiency and communicative competence can work and collaborate with others in a global setting.

  2. 2. Individuals with the motivation to excel globally

    Those that embody this “pioneer spirit” are outward looking and highly motivated. They have a proactive and adventurous nature with a global view regardless of their career choices.

  3. 3. Individuals with an understanding of - and respect for - various values who can explain their own country’s history, culture, and regional strengths

    Those who have attained the ability to show respect for - and value - the varied backgrounds of others, and who can explain their country’s (Japan’s) history and cultures to others.

  4. 4. Individuals who can hold firm to their beliefs and express themselves in an international setting

    Those who have the ability to maintain as well as explain their own beliefs and thoughts while engaging in debate without being easily influenced by others or their own emotions, even on the international stage.

  5. 5. Individuals with a vision, leadership potential, and the ability to act globally

    Those that can make use of their abilities in business and other activities in a leadership role both domestically and abroad employing not only knowledge, but accumulated practical experience. Also important is the ability to execute projects by demonstrating outward-looking leadership that brings partners together regardless of nationality.

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