Globalizing the University and region has been a focal goal of Fukushima University over the course of its history. This became especially true after the March 11th disasters, when the university and region quickly grabbed the attention of the international community, leading to numerous opportunities for international exchange with a variety of nations. Click here to find out more about our past events, such as the Japan Study Program (2012), Kizuna Project (2012), JENYSIS 2.0 (2013), and KAKEHASHI (2014).
Click here for a list of International Activities our University has undergone over the past several years, including International Symposia, our appearances at NAFSA, as well as international student activities.
In April 2012, the Secretary General of OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, headquartered in Paris) came to Japan and made a commitment to support the recovery efforts in Tohoku. In cooperation with Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology (MEXT) and Fukushima University, they created the “OECD Tohoku School” (an education recovery project commissioned by MEXT). The OECD Tohoku Schools is a two and a half year project, in which 100 junior high and high school students from disaster areas in Fukushima, Miyagi, and Iwate Prefectures come together for a program of study at Intensive Workshops and Local Schools. Through this project-based learning, the students will produce an event in Paris in 2014 to promote the wonders of Tohoku to the world.