In addition to increasing the number of international students and courses taught in English, the goal of Nagoya University is to also improve the learning environment. We aim to be a university where the quality of teaching is recognized to the extent that it can attract excellent students from all around the world.To achieve this goal, our strategy consists of two pillars.
The first pillar involves improving our educational system so that it is consistent with current international best practices. We plan to revise the GPA system into a six stage assessment model. To encourage more students to study abroad, we will create a more flexible academic calendar by adopting a quarter system. To simplify the transfer of credits for academic coursework between partner universities, we will introduce a more rationalized curriculum that includes course numbering. To disseminate information as widely as possible about our courses and programs, we will offer syllabi in both Japanese and English.
The second pillar of our strategy is about improving educational quality.N agoya University will reform the curricula for general education, undergraduate education, and graduate education. In particular, we propose implementing a liberal arts curriculum, general education for graduate students that includes English-taught courses in the graduate programs, and programs with a strong element of self-directed learning. We hope that our students will not only acquire the latest knowledge in their field of study but will also be ready to contribute to global society.