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Today, as oppotunities increase for studying abroad, teaching, and conducting research, in order to ensure the academic significance of such opportunities, it is essential to re-design and develop study courses, and to create platforms for credit and degree accreditation based on an internationally common understanding. This process requires fine tuning and/or sharing among universities with the following reference points: clear definitions of chosen disciplines, outcomes of courses and programs, and competences and goals that students are expected to achieve when a degree has been earned, as well as the human and material resources needed during the study. In addition, instead of credits being confined within individual universities, it needs to be made easy for students to transfer, enroll, and return to universty through the redesigning of a credit system that enables adding and accumulating credits across instituitional and national boundaries. Doing so will ensure comparability and compatibility and among curricula will stably expand the awarding of cooperative degrees such as double degrees and joint degrees. Importantly, working through the Tuning process will widen opportunities for working people who return to school by providing them with more substancial and meaningful study courses and programs.

To reach the goals of promoting a high-quality academic mobility in the social science fields and awarding internationally compatible high degrees, with the cooperation of Asian and the world's leading partner universities, and globally expanding Tuning networks, Hitotsubashi University carries out research, implementation, and promotion of the Tuning process.



Oct., 2013

  Dr. Fumi Kitagawa at the University of Manchester delivered a lecture on "Recent Higher Education Reform in UK" on Thursday, October 31.
Oct., 2013

  An open seminar by professor Robert Wagenaar,"Tuning Approach: Opportunities and Challenges for Japanese Higher Education" ,was held With Hiroshima University on Saturday, October 19.
Oct., 2013

  The Second International Tuning Symposium "Global Collaboration among Industry, Academia and Government by Tuning" was held on Thursday, October 17.
Oct., 2013

Workshop by Professor Robert Wagenaar was held at Hitotsubashi University on Wednesday, October 16.
Oct., 2013

  International Symposium of the European and Asia-Pacific Social Science Network“Economic Revitalization in the Aia Pacific Region and Europe” was held on Tuesday, October 29
Jul., 2013
  "Tuning for Student Mobility and Internationalization of Higher Education Programs" by Kazuyasu Ochiai, Professor and Executive Vice President in Education and Student Affairs in Hitotsubashi University has been published in Hitotsubashi Quartely(HQ)(July 2013 Vol.39).
Apr., 2013
  Hitotsubashi University launched the Tuning Project "Research, Implementation and Diffusion of Tuning".
Apr., 2013
  Newspaper article by Yukari Matsuzuka, Professor at Hitotsubashi University "World-wide Development of Tuning: Enhancement of Studying Abroad through Information Sharing" is on Nikkei Shimbun.
Mar., 2013
 Dr. Clifford Adelman Seminar in Doshisha University, Kyoto.
Mar., 2013
 Dr. Clifford Adelman Seminar in Hiroshima
Mar., 2013
 Dr. Clifford Adelman Seminar Series.
Feb., 2012
  Hitotsubashi University presents International Symposium, "Tuning Educational Structure in Japan" at Josui Kaikan.
Nov., 2012
  We will invite Dr. Clifford Adelman, Institute for Higher Education .Policy
Nov., 2012
  European Commission organized with Tuning Academy, the tuning world conference, "Tuning in the World: New Degree Profiles for New Societies."
May., 2012
  Hitotsubashi University started "the tuning project for social sciences".
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