International Exchange

Toyama Prefectural University welcomes international students who wish to pursue any of the courses offered by the university. It also invites teachers and researchers from other countries who can work with its faculty and enrich the educational and research projects. Research resulting from such exchanges is reported at international conferences for academic and industrial advancement.

International Exchange

International research collaboration agreements have been signed with the following institutions:

Oct. 9, 1998 University of Alaska Fairbanks (US)
Aug. 1, 2005 Prince of Songkla University (Thailand)
Oct. 16, 2006 Shanghai Institute of Ceramics (China), Chinese Academy of Sciences (China)
(Renewed on Jul. 16, 2015)
Jan. 11, 2011 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (China)
(Renewed on Jan. 11, 2016)
Mar. 11, 2011 National Water Supply and Drainage Board (Sri Lanka), University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka)
(Renewed on May. 4, 2017)
Sep. 16, 2011 Tadulako University (Indonesia)
(Renewed on Nov. 14, 2017)
Jan. 9, 2013 Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam)
Feb. 10, 2014 University of Ruhuna (Sri Lanka)
Aug. 11, 2014 Bielefeld University (Germany)
Dec. 24, 2014 Zhejiang University of Science and Technology (China)
Jun. 17, 2015 Zunyi Medical University (China)
Dec. 17, 2015 National Agronomical Institute of Tunisia (Tunisia)
Mar. 20, 2018 University of Basel (Switzerland)
Dec. 18, 2018 Universitas Diponegoro (Indonesia)
Dec. 31, 2018 Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia)
Nov. 30, 2019 Kasetsart University (Thailand)

●Exchange Program: Shenyang University of Chemical Technology

Our university has an exchange program with the Shenyang University of Chemical Technology located in Liaoning Province, China. This offers students the opportunity to learn Chinese and understand Chinese culture while staying at the international student dormitory on campus. Credits are transferable so classes and credits obtained count toward the credits at TPU.

Our university also welcomes students from the Shenyang University of Chemical Technology. They conduct research here while students of both universities inspire each other.

●Language Course: Portland State University Field Study Program

Our university organizes a language course at Portland State University in Oregon State, USA. This month-long English immersion program features English classes and social experiences. Good grades in this program result in credits that can be used at TPU.

The program is held twice, in spring and in summer, for a full month and offers the opportunity to learn real-life English.

●Foreign Business Training Course

Students interested in working abroad or for a company that is interested in expanding overseas can apply for these extracurricular training courses. These are short course and they can be an effective and easy way for students to travel abroad for the first time, with the support from the organizations and the university.

Students who have participated in these courses believe that they have helped in widening their horizon and they also experienced personal growth.

●Events With International Students

Every year, we organize events for students to interact with international students. International students and Japanese students interested in international exchanges participate in these events where they can freely converse with each other. Some of the international students at TPU are learning Japanese, and our university students use English or Japanese to talk each other about their country’s culture or life in Japan.

This is also a chance for students to become friends with many international students by using their own language abilities.

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