The RJE3 Course was selected for the FY 2014 Re-Inventing Japan Project launched by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. It is a Japanese-Russian joint educational program run by Hokkaido University in collaboration with five Russian core universities (Far Eastern Federal University in Vladivostok, North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk, Sakhalin State University in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Pacific National University in Khabarovsk, and Irkutsk State University in Irkutsk).
In this program, students from Hokkaido University and Russian universities will consider and discuss key issues together in lectures and fieldwork in Hokkaido and the Far East Russia conducted by Japanese and Russian faculty members well-versed on natural environment, regional resource development, politics, regional studies, and historical-cultural diversity especially in the Far East and the Arctic Circle, where global issues such as climate change and historical and cultural diversity are concentrated.
Watch the video to find out what the participating students say about the program.
Through this cross-disciplinary educational program that emphasizes fieldwork, we aim to produce specialists who have a good grasp of local circumstances and will drive progress in sustainable development.
We have paused institutional exchange with Russian Universities for the time being.