News

24-Oct-2018

Announcement for the 4th KU-COIL/ IIGE Workshop and International Symposium 2018 “Innovative Ideas and Practices for Global Education in the 21st Century”, 7-9 December 2018

Deputy Secretary General of UMAP IS, Shingo ASHIZAWA, professor of Toyo University will be presenting about UMAP, and the upcoming UMAP-COIL Joint Project will be introduced during the Symposium. The events are organized by Division of International Affairs, Kansai University in Japan.


Programs: https://supportkucoil.wixsite.com/kucoilsympo18
Registration: bit.ly/iige18reg *closed in November 26th
Contact: ku-coil[at]ml.kandai.jp

19-Oct-2018

Start of Student Application for the 1st Cycle of Program A&B 2019-1 (Autumn 2019)

Dear Students who plan to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2019-1 (for Autumn Semester 2019)

 

We are pleased to announce that the first cycle of student applications for Programs A&B 2019-1 (Autumn 2019) has started. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (https://usco.umap.org) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.

The application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is 1 December 2018; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.

For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following three steps must be completed:

REGISTRATION Students should create an account on the UMAP Student Connection Online (USCO) System by registering their email address and password ( https://usco.umap.org/std/ ). For more information about the USCO System, students can check the Student User Manual through this link ( http://umap.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/UMAP-Student-Connection-Online-USCO-Manual-for-Students.pdf ). 

APPLICATION Students complete the Application Form in the USCO System for up to five preferred programs and click  “Save and Submit”. The USCO System will automatically inform the UMAP coordinators at the home university/institution that an application has been submitted. Applications will be accepted from October 20 through December 1.

NOMINATION Coordinators log into the USCO System and check the applications they have received, and nominate up to two students by clicking “Approve as Program A”.   Institutions with additional quotas for outbound students are able to nominate additional students according to the number of quotas they have available. Any additional students you want to nominate can be approved for Program B. Please note:  Students in Program B may be required by their host institutions to pay tuition fees.

Please note;
1.  Only those students whose universities/institutions have participated in this program are eligible to apply to other participating universities/institutions. Please confirm the list of Participating Universities/Institutions by checking the website (https://usco.umap.org/).

2.  You must be a student currently enrolled in one of Participating universities/institution and at the time of completion of study abroad, you must still be a student of that university/institution. If you graduate from your university/institution before the end of the program, you will not be eligible to apply.

3.  A maximum of two (2) students can be nominated by each university/institution per semester (Program A); regardless, it may be possible to nominate additional students on a fee-paying basis depending on the policies of the host institutions (Program B).

We look forward to receiving additional applications.

19-Oct-2018

New membership of Kyrgyz with UMAP

On Wednesday, October 17, UMAP was delighted to welcome the Kyrgyz Republic to be part of UMAP. Specifically, Kyrgyz State University I.Arabaev will serve as the National Secretariat of Kyrgyz.

With the participation of Kyrgyz, UMAP now is comprised of 19 member countries. We strongly hope to see more remarkable progress on the movement of student mobility amongst Kyrgyz and other member countries.

 

Details on the touch point of Kyrgyz NS:
Ms. Myrzalieva Ainura Kerimbekova
Position: Institute of Japan Studies under Kyrgyz State University I.Arabaev
Email: japanstudieskg@mail.ru
Address: Institute of Japan Studies, Kyrgyz State University I.Arabaev
Kyrgyz Republic, Bishkek, 10-distr./ Samanchina str.10A, Kumpus 3, room103
Website: http://arabaev.kg/

03-Oct-2018

UMAP International Forum 2018

On 24 September, 2018, UMAP International Forum was held at Osaka University of Commerce, Osaka, Japan. Around 100 professors, scholars, government officials, and other delegates from throughout the Asia-Pacific region attended the Forum. Exploring “Student Mobility in the Asia-Pacific Region and Japan’s Role”, the Forum was a tremendous success. 
The report of the Forum will be submitted by Japan and UMAP Joint Research Team (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (17H01025)) which co-hosted the event.

 

-Opening Remarks-

1. Dr. Ichiro Tanioka

(Osaka University of Commerce/UMAP Japan National Secretariat, Steering Committee for UMAP International Secretariat)
     

2. Dr. Noor Azlan Ghazali

(Chairman, UMAP / Vice President, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia)
In their keynote addresses, Dr. Deane Neubauer (University of Hawaii at Mānoa, U.S.A.), Dr. Nopraenue Dhirathiti (Mahidol University, Thailand) and Dr. Teofilo C. Daquila (NUS Teaching Academy, Singapore) shared their experiences and addressed future perspectives on student mobility and Japan’s role. Following the keynote speeches was a panel discussion on “Future Development of UMAP”. In an open and amicable atmosphere, the esteemed panel shared innovative ideas initiated and had a fruitful discussion.

For closing, Dr. Ninomiya gave a speech as the UMAP ambassador.

After the Forum, participants were invited to the Reception by UMAP Japan National Committee. Opening message from Dr. Sugata Takahashi(President of Niigata University). Mr. Yoshikazu Noda, Mayor of Higashiosaka, then toasted and gave speeches for the great success of the Forum followed by the closing from Prof. Shingo Ashizawa (Deputy Secretary General of UMAP IS/Professor of Toyo University)

 

-Nara University Visit and Excursion to Todaiji Temple, Nara-
On September 26, the International Forum concluded with a visit to Nara University and trip to Todaiji temple in Nara.

Nara University visit

Guide tour to Todaiji Temple

UMAP would like to sincerely thank everyone who joined us for the UMAP International Forum. Because of your attendance and active participation, the UMAP International Forum 2018 was a huge success. Organizers: UMAP International Secretariat and UMAP Japan National Committee Supporters: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT), Japan and UMAP Joint Research Team (Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (A) Sponsored by Japan Society for the Promotion of  Science (17H01025))

 

Presentation slides are available in the link below:

 

-Keynote Speeches-
1. Dr. Deane Neubauer (University of Hawaii at Mānoa, U.S.A.) PPT
2. Dr. Nopraenue Dhirathiti (Mahidol University, Thailand) PPT
3. Dr. Serafin L. Ngohayon (Ifugao State University, Philippines) PPT
4. Dr. Teofilo C. Daquila (NUS Teaching Academy, Singapore) PPT

-Panel Discussion- “Future Development of UMAP”
Moderators:
1. Prof. Taiji Hotta (Hiroshima University)
2. Prof. Kazuo Kuroda (Waseda University)

Panelists: Selected speakers from UMAP member countries/territories:
1. Dr. Deane Neubauer (University of Hawaii at Mānoa, U.S.A.)
2. Mr. Colin Doerr (British Columbia Council for International Education, Canada) PPT
3. Mr. Andy Cheu-An Bi (Ministry of Education, Taiwan) PPT
4. Ms. Lakhana Dockiao (The Office of the Higher Education Commission, Thailand) PPT

 

06-Sep-2018

Student Application for Program A&B 2018-2 (2nd cycle)

Dear Students who wish to apply for UMAP Program A&B 2018-2 (for Spring Semester 2019),

 

We are pleased to announce that the 2nd cycle of student applications for Programs A&B 2018-2 (Spring 2019) has started. If you are interested in participating in one of these programs, please review the information on the website (http://umap.org/programs/a_b/ ) about the programs’ contents, length, available credits, language requirement and fees before applying.

The common application form for Programs A&B is available on the UMAP website (http://umap.org/forstudents/#application-procedure). The application deadline for UMAP Coordinators at your home institution is 26 September; therefore, you need to submit your application according to the adapted schedule of your home institution.

For the acceptance of students’ applications, the following two steps must be completed:

APPLICATION Students should complete the application form for their desired program in WORD format and submit it to the UMAP Coordinator at their home university/institution. Once the UMAP Coordinators receive the UMAP Application Form from their students, they will select which students to nominate to the UMAP International Secretariat (UMAP-IS) and send all selected application forms to the UMAP-IS by email at umap-is@umap.org

REGISTRATION Coordinators need to register the information of each applicant at the designated page on the website (http://umap.org/members/ )

Please note;
1.  Only those students whose universities/institutions that have participated in this program by sending the “Outline of Proposal” to UMAP are eligible to apply to other participating universities/institutions. Please confirm the list of participating universities/institutions by checking the website (http://umap.org/programs/a_b/).

2.  A maximum of two (2) students can be nominated by each university/institution per semester; regardless, it may be possible to nominate additional students on a fee-paying basis depending on the policies of the host institutions. 

We look forward to receiving additional applications.