Since 2012

Project Objective and Background

The objective of the BeST 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.

The objective of the BeST

Regional Experts Education Project

The objective of the BeST 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.

Since 2012

The three colleges have collaborated

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 starting from 2017. The three colleges will also co-manage common curricular programs (such as team project, team research, field research, etc.) and common extracurricular activities (such as student conference, internship, field trip, cultural exchange festival, etc.) to help students develop their expertise and build a human network with talented students of other Asian countries.

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.