In the “CAMPUS Asia” program three universities each from Japan, China and Korea link up as partners to develop the future human resources with high quality through student exchanges. Okayama University’s partners are Jilin University in China and Sungkyunkwan University in Korea. The three universities have adopted for implementation of the ’Asiancrats: A Prime Professional Human Resource Development Program for the East Asian Higher Education Area.’
Asiancrats: A Prime Professional Human Resource Development Program for the East Asian Higher Education Area.
This program aims to foster future core human resources that play an active role in the whole Asian region, which we define as “Asiancrats” who embody an intellectual understanding in traditional Asian values and cultures. Asiancrats are: administrators who contribute to the common good of Asia; leaders of private organizations; medical practitioners leading medical treatments; and, corporate executives who are able to lead collaboration between the three countries. They will be leaders who work towards solving issues that East Asia is facing in common in various sectors. Furthermore, a common educational system in East Asia will be explored.
What is the ideal human resource that the program aims to develop?
The ideal human resources that the program aims to develop can be explained as follows:
- Multilingual: Human resources who have good commands not only of native languages but also of regional languages in addition to English.
- Technical knowledge and ability: Human resources who have abilities for thinking globally from diversified points of view, investigating issues and problem-solving skills, according to the technical knowledge that each individual has such as art, science and medicine.
- Global and Regional: Human resources who understand traditional cultures of Asian countries and deepen those cultures while having a broad international perspective.
- Leadership: Human resources who share the diverse values in Asia, play a leading role in local administration, corporate organization, community-based health care and demonstrate leadership towards solving current common challenges in the fields of environment, society, economy and culture.
Global human resources cannot be developed simply through providing and obtaining expert knowledge. It requires individuals nurtured with a wide-ranging knowledge and a broad appreciation for the shared history and culture of East Asia as the basis of our identity. Such individuals can work together through deep and trusting relations developed through various exchange programs such as joint seminars and workshops.
We aim to construct an educational exchange system to develop human resources who can multilaterally tackle the challenges in the field of politics, society, environment and culture in order to contribute to the sustainable development of East Asia.