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About the Global Center for Higher Education (International Affairs Division)

In order to create an organization for liberal arts education with a focus on international exchange, the General Education Promotion Center and the International Exchange Center merged in April, 2019 to create the Global Center for Higher Education. The Global Center for Higher Education is made up of three divisions: The Educational Activities Division, the Educational Development Division, and the International Affairs Division. At the International Affairs Division, we are charged with formulating strategies for making Akita University a more international academic institution and with the planning and operations of international exchange projects. We are also responsible for support of incoming international students and outgoing AU students who wish to study abroad; and we offer information and consultational services at our office on campus.

Our History

2004 April Organization for International Exchange established
2008 January Organization for International Exchange becomes the International Exchange Center
2008 April International Exchange Center names its first President and Vice President
2010 April International Exchange Center moves to the second floor of the General Education Building #1, Supervising Professors' offices and Multicultural Exchange Lounge are established
2010 September President's office established
2018 November International Exchange Center is renamed the Global Center for Higher Education (International Affairs Division)
2019 April Inauguration of the Global Center for Higher Education (International Affairs Division)

Office Location

International Affairs Division
Tegata Campus General Education Building No.1, Second floor
8:30~17:00 (Closed on weekends and holidays)