On November 25, Kyoto College of Computer Science and Graduate Institute of Information (KCGI) signed an agreement with Jeju National University in South Korea to operate a dual degree program (multiple degree program) that allows students to earn degrees from both universities while transferring credits.The purpose of this agreement is to foster advanced ICT human resources in both Japan and Korea, to develop both countries, and to promote the Asian region as a whole.
The agreement was signed by Prof. Wataru Hasegawa, President and CEO of KCGI, and President Hsu Hyang Jin of National Jeju University.
For the operation of the dual degree program, we plan to actively utilize the remote lecture system via the Internet, which is expected to further promote exchanges between the education and research departments of the two universities.
The features of this agreement include: 1) it is an agreement between National Jeju National University, one of the eight national universities in South Korea, and a private university (professional graduate school) in Japan; and 2) it is the first agreement between Japan and South Korea in terms of comprehensive credit transfer between the graduate schools of both universities without being limited to specific graduate schools or majors.
In accordance with this agreement, two students from Jeju National University are scheduled to come to Japan next spring as the first batch of international students.
In September 2006, KCGI and Jeju National University signed an academic exchange agreement for education and research in the field of ICT, as well as for mutual human exchange, and in September 2008, they signed an agreement to establish a Japan-Korea cyber campus where students from both countries can take courses on the Internet.We expect that the conclusion of this agreement will be a great step forward toward the realization of the desired objectives.