CAMPUS Asia Program The BeST

Capability of the Institutions and Achievements in Cooperation

Achievements in cooperation (conclusion of MOUs, number of students exchanged or with conferred degrees, etc.), current status of exchange with foreign universities including universities participating in the consortium

Peking University

Yuanpei College

In May of 2001, Peking University launched an undergraduate educational reform program, the Yuanpei Program, naming it after one of PKU’s most revered presidents, Mr. Cai Yuanpei. The program aims at exploring a new undergraduate educational approach that will foster a new generation of talented individuals with higher creativity as well as international competence. In September, 2007, Yuanpei College was established on the basis of the principles of “strengthening fundamental studies, weakening inter-major exclusivity, instructing according to talent, and differentiating in line with academic fields”. In May 2014, National Academician E Weinan took the Dean’s office in Yuanpei College, and began to introduce a new set of holistic, all-around and future-oriented educational and teaching reform program. Through the Program, the students are provided with new learning environment, free choice of majors and a space to explore and think by them.
Yuanpei College has made an effort to expand the channels for international cooperation including Korea and Japan. Sino-Japan-Korea Students forum, Sino-Japan-Korea Joint Undergraduate Program and Sino-Japan-Korea Summer Course Program are feasible. From year 2001 to 2012, Yuanpei College has graduated altogether 1702 students. With such an educational vision, Yuanpei College has been a source of qualified graduates, who impress schoolmates in graduate studies with their creativity and colleagues in corporations with their adaptability and leadership potential

Seoul National University

The College of Liberal Studies

The College of Liberal Studies (CLS) at Seoul National University was established in 2009 to provide students with curricular opportunities to take charge of their own education and career as “Active Learners.” Devoted to the ideals of liberal education, the CLS has been committed to giving each student close interaction with instructor to pursue an imaginative, intellectual and independent way of life. In this college students are encouraged to select their own majors and organize their curricular even by crossing disciplinary boundaries in humanities, arts, social sciences, and natural and physical sciences. The students may complete student-designed major according to their aptitude and interest. Since the establishment, the CLS has made utmost efforts to expand international cooperation with other universities. For example, it has sent about 50 students a year to foreign universities including Harvard University, Yale University, Brown University, Duke University, University of California at Berkeley, Berlin Free University, Sidney University, Cambridge University, and so on, and allowed students to have credit transfers from these universities.

University of Tokyo

The College of Arts and Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Tokyo was established in 1949 as an independent college in charge of liberal arts education in the University. The college provides two-year liberal arts education for all students in the University as well as advanced liberal arts education for a part of the third and fourth year students. In the course of its education, the college places a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary and international perspectives. The courses offered by the college cover natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Moreover, the college started its own international students exchange program called AIKOM from 1995 and had maintained partnerships with more than 30 universities, including Seoul National University, Peking University, Princeton University, University of Michigan, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. The AIKOM program was integrated into the University-wide Student Exchange Program, but the college is playing the main role in the university-wide program.