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Faculty of Global Studies

The Faculty of Global Studies develops human resources who can play an active role in our global society.

About the Faculty

The concept of "global" is undergoing a sea change today as the Internet has made it possible for people to engage in global activities anywhere in the world. Japan is in need of people who can take the initiative and act now. The Faculty of Global Studies, to be launched in April 2015, will contribute to society by promoting international exchange rigorously and educating students who can play an active role in our global society as competent world citizens.

Five Important Skills and Abilities for Global Human Resources

1. Knowledge of liberal arts for cross-cultural understanding

The curriculum is planned to broaden the students' horizons gradually, first studying about Japan, then about the Asia-Pacific region, and finally about the world. The subjects include Law, Economics, Politics, and Environmental Studies as well as History, Geography, Culture, and Religion. The students will acquire a solid foundation of liberal arts which will enable them to continue studying throughout their lives.

2. Problem-solving ability

On the basis of the knowledge of liberal arts and the experience of studying abroad, the students will be asked to tackle various problems and propose solutions. Some of the problems will be provided by global companies serving on the advisory board. Through this practical and active learning, the students acquire leadership skills and realize the importance of teamwork.

3. Collecting, processing and generating information

With the development of Information and Communication Technology, or ICT, generating information has become more important than ever. The students learn to collect, process, and generate information by participating in a series of lectures and classes. With one of the best Internet environments among all the universities in Japan, CUC is well prepared to support the students generating information.

4. Language competence as a medium of communication

The Japanese are generally said to be overly concerned about the accuracy of their grammar and vocabulary. Grammar and vocabulary are certainly important, but expressing your opinion clearly, while respecting and accepting other people's cultures and feelings, is much more important. We place emphasis on language as a means of communication so the students can acquire a working knowledge of English or Chinese through active conversation practice.

5. Studying abroad for all students

All second-year students are required to study abroad for 8 weeks at CUC's partner universities in the USA, UK, Australia, India, China, and Taiwan. Studying abroad is more than language training. Living in an environment with a different language and culture is a valuable experience for future global citizens. The students are also encouraged to participate in summer schools overseas and CUC's many exchange programs in their third or fourth year.

Study Abroad Partner Universities


University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Honolulu, Hawaii
Public university founded in 1907

Washburn University
Topeka, Kansas
Public university founded in 1865


Perth College UHI
Perth, Scotland
Public university founded in 1961


Southern Cross University
Lismore, New South Wales
Public university founded in 1994


Sir Padampat Singhania University
Udaipur, Rajasthan
Private university founded in 2007


Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Public university founded in 1969

New Zealand

University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
Public university founded in 1964


Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation
Bukit Jalil, Kuala Lumpur
Public university founded 1993


Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance
Songjiang University Town, Shanghai
Public university founded 1928


Soochow University
Shihlin, Taipei
Private university founded in 1900

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