Message from the director

The Center for International Affairs is an organization that, on the occasion of national universities incorporation in 2004, was restructured from the International Students Center which, in turn, was established in 2003 based on an ordinance (at the time) of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). Therefore our major efforts have widely expanded from the provision of support for international students to supporting the overall international activities of Tottori University.

Currently, eight teaching staff, while joining hands with the International Affairs Division as well as university faculties, are engaged in providing Japanese language education and study/lifestyle guidance to international students, assistance aiming at intensifying Tottori University’s international activities including various international exchange projects in cooperation with the local community, the conclusion of international exchange agreements and assistance for and dispatching of faculty members in international collaborative research. In addition, by joining the 2012  MEXT's Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development, we actively support overseas study of Tottori University's students.

Meanwhile, we also provide assistance for international students (both inbound and outbound) from the perspective of the entire university, as well as play a central role in promoting the internationalization of Tottori University’s education and research through delivering supplementary language courses at the “Language Shower Room”, holding overseas security seminars, and promoting the conclusion of academic exchange agreements.

Furthermore, in order to deal with the "300,000 Foreign Students Plan", we have been conducting various projects related to the internationalization of the university including the preparation of international students acceptance manual, the establishment of a one-stop service system, and multilingualization of information.

Thus, in addition to supporting international activities of Tottori University, which, under its educational and research philosophy of the “Fusion of Knowledge and Practice”, aims at fostering global human resources, the Center for International Affairs plays an important role in the promotion of the internationalization of the local community through strong and cordial collaboration with them.

For detailed information about the university’s international activities, please visit the website of the Center for International Affairs. We would like both international and Japanese students, as well as faculty and local community members, to look at it and deepen their understanding and provide further assistance toward the Center’s activities. We appreciate your support.