Learn beyond borders today to be the global leaders of tomorrow.
RU & ANU together mark the epoch of Global Liberal Arts Education.

College of Global Liberal Arts is scheduled to begin in April 2019, at Osaka Ibaraki Campus.

*The information is subject to change.
*RU = Ritsumeikan University
*ANU = Australian National University

CONCEPT

At GLA, the global leaders of tomorrow come together and develop the problem-solving and creative-thinking skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.

We envision GLA as a place where students from all over the world can come and study together in the world's hotbed of globalization: Asia. By going beyond the boundaries of a traditional liberal arts education, you'll deepen your understanding of different cultures and diverse social backgrounds. You'll learn to make connections others would never perceive and acquire the skills necessary to transform today's uncertain society for the better - the mark of a true global leader.

CONCEPT

At GLA, the global leaders of tomorrow come together and develop the problem-solving and creative-thinking skills needed to succeed in an ever-changing world.

We envision GLA as a place where students from all over the world can come and study together in the world's hotbed of globalization: Asia. By going beyond the boundaries of a traditional liberal arts education, you'll deepen your understanding of different cultures and diverse social backgrounds.
You'll learn to make connections others would never perceive and acquire the skills necessary to transform today's uncertain society for the better - the mark of a true global leader.

ABOUT GLA

In today's society, we are all more connected than ever before. Our Global Liberal Arts program helps foster links between students and the wider world to foster the leaders of tomorrow.

Today's global society requires a liberal arts program that goes beyond studying the classics and expands into multifaceted recognition of the world, deep understanding of history, and practical problem solving. Envisioned as a 'Gateway to Asia', Osaka Ibaraki Campus is the perfect place to study Global Liberal Arts that will take you to new horizons.

ABOUT GLA

In today's society, we are all more connected than ever before. Our Global Liberal Arts program helps foster links between students and the wider world to foster the leaders of tomorrow.

Today's global society requires a liberal arts program that goes beyond studying the classics and expands into multifaceted recognition of the world, deep understanding of history, and practical problem solving. Envisioned as a 'Gateway to Asia', Osaka Ibaraki Campus is the perfect place to study Global Liberal Arts that will take you to new horizons.

THREE PILLARS OF STUDIES

1

Cosmopolitan Studies

Subjects, centered around cultural studies and area studies, help students develop their understanding of social diversity, enabling them to identify and address issues in a way that exercises leadership of transcending borders.

2

Civilization Studies

Subjects, centered around historical studies and social theory, help students develop their understanding of multiplicity as well as shared common grounds of global community, enabling them to bring new agendas in wider and longer perspectives for humanity.

3

Innovation Studies

Subjects, centered around management theory and science & technology studies, help students develop their intellectual foundation of practical mindset and judgment, enabling them to contribute to the creation of new value for the global community.

DUAL DEGREE
PROGRAM

A dual degree from RU and ANU involves an unprecedented learning experience. Gain new perspectives by studying in two different environments, and develop the skills you need to identify and solve problems innovatively.

The first college in Japan where all students will study for dual degrees. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional schools in the fields of public policy, law, business administration, architecture etc., and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions.

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM

A dual degree from RU and ANU involves an unprecedented learning experience. Gain new perspectives by studying in two different environments, and develop the skills you need to identify and solve problems innovatively.

The first college in Japan where all students will study for dual degrees. The dual approach will help to develop a competitive foundation for your career: applying your Asia-Pacific-wide experiences, intelligence, and in-depth knowledge to broaden business practices in global corporations. It leads you to proceed to professional schools in the fields of public policy, law, business administration, architecture etc., and pursuing specialized academic knowledge at graduate schools in Japan, Australia, and other regions.

HOW THE COURSE AND
UNIT WORK

In Japan (at RU), you will acquire the skills and knowledge it takes to be a global citizen. In Australia (at ANU), you'll broaden your understanding of the Asia-Pacific region that you will carry with you in years to come. Students can take 16 courses (or more) at both RU and ANU, with credits being recognized at both universities, which means that they can complete credits toward degrees at both universities.

HOW THE COURSE AND UNIT WORK

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM FLOW
(CAMPUS / COURSE)

If you start your study at Ritsumeikan University, your 1st, 2nd and 4th year will be at RU and your 3rd year will be at ANU. During years 2 and 4, half of the courses will be taught by RU and half by ANU. The ANU courses being delivered in Japan will be taught by ANU academics.
*For April enrollment. The flow for September enrollment will be released soon.

1st year
RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY japan

RU : Classroom lectures

● Essentials of Global Liberal Arts

Viewing humanity’s intellectual heritage from a global perspective, this course layout the foundation for students to acquire the basics on technique, methodology, research ethic, communication of Global Liberal Arts.

2nd year
RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY japan

RU : Classroom lectures / ANU : Classroom lectures

RU : Classroom lectures
ANU : Classroom lectures

● Three pillars of studies

  • Cosmopolitan Studies
  • Civilization Studies
  • Innovation Studies

● Japanese Study Clusters

● Introductory courses in Asia Pacific Affairs (ANU)

3rd year
Australian National University australia

ANU : Classroom lectures

● History and Cultural Identity

● Politics and Government

● Int’l Relations and Security

● Conflict and Peace-Building

4th year
RITSUMEIKAN UNIVERSITY japan

RU : Classroom lectures / ANU :Classroom lectures

RU : Classroom lectures
ANU :Classroom lectures

● Capstone Studies

Research/output from the courses that transcend campuses.

ACCESS

Ritsumeikan University
Osaka Ibaraki Campus (OIC)

2-150 Iwakura-cho, Ibaraki,
Osaka 567-8570 JAPAN

CONTACT

Development Office of College of Global Liberal Arts
Ritsumeikan University, Suzaku Campus
1 Nishinokyo-Suzaku-cho, Nakagyo-ku,
Kyoto 604-8520 JAPAN

Email: glapost@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

Tel: +81 75 813 8550

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