Welcome to OSIP at the University of Aizu!

Globalization has been included as a very important component in the spirit of the establishment of the University of Aizu, and the University has implemented several measures for globalization since its establishment. In FY 2005, the University was accepted as the only Prefectural university for a project subsidy from the Strategic Fund for Establishing International Headquarters in Universities from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), and established the Center for Strategy of International Programs (CSIP) to act as a central organization for establishment of policies regarding measures towards the University's globalization. University of Aizu was selected as a "Top Global University" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. We will accelerate our university internationalization and international exchange activities as "Office for Strategy of International Programs (OSIP)".

The office now functions as a center for the University's international affairs.
In order to promote the founding mission of the University of Aizu, "to Advance Knowledge for Humanity," OSIP will encourage international exchange in both research and education and aim to realize the idea of "local to global, global to local" through contributions to international and local society. These contributions will be made by fostering excellent human resources and conducting creative research at the University as an international base for education and research.


OSIP has designed central policies regarding international strategies of the University of Aizu for the basic international activities and will promote four main fields (below) as the basic international strategies.

The outline of the Center's major activities

  • Conclusion of exchange agreements with overseas universities
  • International exchange of students
    *Dual Degree Program (DDP), International Credits exchange Program (ICEP)
  • Support of such international collaborative research
  • Support of such international conferences, etc
  • Holding of advisory board meetings
    *Periodic avaluation for international strategies
  • Support for international faculty and students
    *Supporting their ordinary daily-life concerns
    *Japanese language classes, etc
  • Expansion of Alumni Networks for international faculty
    *Provision of a forum for exchange of informaion regarding education and research by former and current faculty members