The BeST Regional Experts Education Project

Welcome to Campus Asia Program

College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo, College of Liberal Studies at Seoul National University, and Yuanpei College at Peking University.

Background

Since 2012 the three collages have collaborated

Campus Asia

Since 2012 the three collages have collaborated

Project

The BeST Regional Experts Education Project Annual Plan

Project Summary

Beijing-Seoul-Tokyo

The objective of the BeST

The objective of the BeST (Bejing-Seoul-Tokyo) Regional Experts Education Project is to train and nurture Asian regional experts and scholars of the next generation through a three-semester-long undergraduate joint major (or sub-major, minor-major) program (“Asian Regional Studies”) co-managed by three participating institutions: College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo, College of Liberal Studies at Seoul National University, and Yuanpei College at Peking University.

The three collages have collaborated

Since 2012

Since 2012 the three colleges have collaborated to develop common undergraduate liberal arts education programs and have held an annual student conference to promote mutual understanding among talented students of Japan, Korea, and China. On the basis of these experiences, the three colleges will establish a joint major (or sub-major, minor-major) program called “Asian Regional Studies” (ARS) and co-operate a two-week-long intensive summer school while developing common curriculum and common extracurricular activities.

For this program each college will select

Eight students

For this program each college will select about eight students a year (the exact number will vary depending on the budget situation of each college), and these selected students will take six core courses together participating in the three-semester-long ARS program in which each college takes responsibility of managing one semester program. Three colleges will also co-operate a two-week-long intensive summer school in which faculty members and other students of the three colleges participate as a lecturer or as a visiting student.

Those students who complete

ARS Program

Those students who complete the ARS program successfully will receive a B.A. diploma from his/her own university with a major (or sub-major, minor-major) in “Asian Regional Studies.” The three colleges will make their utmost efforts to develop this program into a joint degree B.A. program. We believe that, once completed, the project would contribute to building a human network among talented students of Japan, Korea, and China and to strengthening global competitiveness of three participating institutions.

Student Surpport

Tuition Waivers

Participating students who paid their tuition to their home institution do not need to pay extra tuition to the host institution. Tuition waivers will be guaranteed to all participating students unless otherwise stated.

Student Support

Counseling

To help students adjust themselves to a new environment, three participating colleges will provide them with professional counseling on academic problems and campus life.

Student Support

Internships

Three participating colleges would provide internship opportunities to participating students. The College of Liberal Studies at Seoul National University has on-going internship programs with UNESCO Korea, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), and Korea Green Foundation, and is expanding domestic and overseas internship programs. The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo plans to have internship programs with UN(United Nations), Korean Chamber of Commerce, international organizations, NPOs, etc.