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University of Fukui (Fukui Prefecture)

Fulfilling instruction and flexible curriculums that satisfy each student


◇ University overview ◇ Outline and characteristics of the course ◇ Accommodations
Overseas Student House
○ Characteristics and history for Teacher Training Students
The University of Fukui consists of four ○ Characteristics of the program ○ Number of rooms
schools: the School of Education, the School of Your academic adviser will organize a curriculum for you while ・ Single room: 25
Medical Sciences, the School of Engineering, and considering your interests, and will provide you with weekly ・ Couple room: 2
the School of Global Community Studies. It has sessions of academic guidance and discussion. ・ Family room: 2
also four graduate schools: the Graduate School ○ Number of students to be accepted: 10 ○ Monthly rent
of Education, the Graduate School of Medical ○ Outline of the course ・ Monthly rent: 11,900 JPY or 14,200 JPY
Sciences, the Graduate School of Engineering, and ・ Japanese language education ・ Monthly administrative fee: 3,000 JPY
the United Graduate School of Professional - Intensive Japanese program: October, 2019 – March, 2020 (Utility excluded)
Development of Teachers, University of Fukui, Japanese cultural experience classes will take place 8 times per
Nara Women’s University and Gifu Shotoku ○ Facilities
semester, and students will experience flower arrangement, Unit bath, toilet, mini-kitchen, bed, desk, chair,
Gakuen University (hereafter referred to United calligraphy, ceramics, etc.
Graduate School of PDT). desk lamp, book shelf, chest, cupboard,
Teacher Training Students enroll in either the - Supplementary Courses: April, 2020 - March, 2021 kitchen table, refrigerator, washing machine,
Graduate School of Education or the United Japanese language classes for international students are air conditioner, etc.
Graduate School of PDT, and major in School available for those who need extra Japanese education. ○ Information for daily life
Education or Professional Development of ・ Specialized training: April, 2020 - March, 2021 Overseas Student House is located within seven
Teachers respectively. You may arrange weekly tutorial sessions with your supervisor. - minute walk from the campus. There are a local
Fukui Prefecture is situated in the central part ・ Practical training, participatory subjects such as field trips and train station and a supermarket near by. We cannot
of Japan and is blessed with both natural beauty regional exchanges
assure you the accommodation in the above
and rich cultural heritage. Facing the Sea of Japan, - Visit Compulsory Education School (elementary and secondary
school) affiliated to the School of Education. facilities due to the limited number of rooms.
Fukui played an important role in ancient times as
- Sightseeing tour to Kyoto (around December each year). The term of residence is limited to one year from
a gateway to and from continental Asian countries,
- Various events are held under the support of the local October 2019 to September 2020. Students must
and it still retains many relics that reflect its long
government and volunteer groups. live in a private apartment during October 2020
history and tradition. Fukui is a beautiful place
which changes its appearance in each season. ・ Others to March 2021.
Supervisors, Japanese students and international students will
○ International exchange
・ Number of international students
participate in the weekly meeting run by United Graduate School of ◇ Contact
PDT to support the development of teachers’ expertise. Address : 3-9-1 Bunkyo, Fukui-shi
(As of Oct. 2018) : 236 from 25 countries/regions
Fukui 910-8507, Japan
・ Number of Academic Exchange Agreements
◇ Follow-up for graduates Department : International Affairs Division
(As of Oct. 2018) : 83 (University level) University of Fukui has established 15 Alumni Branches around the TEL : +81-776-27-8406
62 (Faculty level) world to promote stronger alumni networks. The alumni magazine, FAX : +81-776-27-9715
・ Number of Teacher Training Students Kokoro-net, is published annually to maintain and foster mutual E-mail : gk-iadexchange@ml.u-fukui.ac.jp
3 (2018) 4 (2017) 4 (2016) interactions with UF graduates. URL : https://www.u-fukui.ac.jp/eng/
University of Fukui (No.20)

◇ Course Description, Number of students to be accepted, Qualifications and, etc.

Name of United Graduate School of Professional Development of Teachers,


department University of Fukui, Nara Women’s University and Gifu Shotoku Gakuen University
Number of Qualification and Requirement for students.
Course
Course code Name of Adviser E-mail Teaching Field(s) Language students to be Number of students
Description
accepted in past 5 years.

Shoichi YANAGISAWA Teacher education, This course, designed specifically for school
yanagi@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp teachers, is offered by instructors of the
(Professor) Lifelong learning
Professional Development of Teachers Program in
the Graduate School of Education, University of
Fukui. In order for teachers to acquire expertise, it
is important that teachers put them in a practice- - Those who have teaching experience at preschool,
Teacher education, reflection-reconstruction cycle and that they elementary school, junior high school, and high school in
Miku SASAHARA reframe school as a learning community. their home country.
sasahara@u-fukui.ac.jp Psychology of
(Associate Professor) Taking that into consideration, University of - Since the students will be involved with Japanese
handicapped children
Fukui adopts "school-based method" before other education, applicants must have either enough Japanese
universities in the world, and offers practical language proficiency or willingness to acquire Japanese
teacher education. Our objective is to be a language in the given period.
graduate school where teachers work - applicants must have willingness to contribute to
Mai KISHINO Teacher education, cooperatively with their colleagues to solve English, education and teacher education in their home country
20001 m-kisino@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp 5
(Associate Professor) Infant education problems at school. When a problem occurs at the Japanese after completing the program.
classroom, for example, instructors at University - applicants must have willingness to devote themselves
of Fukui and teachers at affiliated schools work to teacher and educational research exchange between
together to tackle the problem, reflect the Japan and their home country after completing the
Teacher education, process, work on a research report, and deepen program.
Educational the understanding in a roundtable conference with
Yuu KIMURA
u-kimura@u-fukui.ac.jp methodology, other universities. (Egypt 1, Indonesia 1, Columbia 1, Australia, India 1,
(Associate Professor)
Educational There are instructors in various fields. Students Bhutan 1, Democratic Republic of the Congo 1, Guatemala
psychology can receive multi-disciplinary research instruction 1, Cambodia 1 : Total 9)
from team teaching in the program.
International students are expected to visit the
Teacher education, actual classroom at affiliated schools with UF
Kenichi MATSUKI instructors, do research on classroom teaching,
matsuki@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Educational
(Professor) and receive training at affiliated schools.
counselling
University of Fukui (No.20)

◇ Course Description, Number of students to be accepted, Qualifications and, etc.

Name of Graduate School of Education


department
Number of Qualification and Requirement for students.
Course
Course code Name of Adviser E-mail Teaching Field(s) Language students to be Number of students
Description
accepted in past 5 years.

Yoshiyuki TAKAYAMA
20002 ytakayam@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Japanese linguistics Japanese grammar Japanese 1 Those who have interest in the fields of application.
(Professor)

Kazuo MATSUTOMO Japanese language English, To have a special interest in the specified fields and a
20003 jle-labo@u-fukui.ac.jp Teaching method of mother language 1
(Professor) education Japanese good proficiency in English.

- Those who have experience of teaching at elementary


schools or at secondary schools.
Masaki DATE English teaching Theories and practice of Teaching English as a English,
20004 mdate@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp 2 - Good command of English is required.
(Professor) methodology Foreign Language Japanese
(Laos 1, Romania 1, Uzbekistan 1, Chile 1, Cambodia 2, the
Philippines 1, Bhutan 1, Saudi Arabia 1: Total 9)

Kazuyoshi KURIHARA English, Those who can command English.


20005 kuri@u-fukui.ac.jp Physics Studies on physics education 2
(Professor) Japanese (Myanmar 1, Lithuania 1, Bhutan 1: Total 3)

Toshio OHYAMA English, Those who can command English.


20006 ooyamat@u-fukui.ac.jp Biology Studies on biology education 1
(Professor) Japanese (the Philippines 1, Indonesia 1: Total 2)

Hirofumi YAMAMOTO English, Those who have interests in the fields of application and
20007 yamamoto@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Geology Instruction of geology as a specialized subject 1
(Professor) Japanese to have adequate knowledge in English and Japanese.

Masaya MIYOSHI Geology, Instruction of geology and petrology, English,


20008 miyoshim@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp 1 Good communication skills in Japanese and English
(Associate Professor) Geological education Development of materials for geology Japanese

Yoshihide YAMADA Physics, Research on active learning in PER (physics English, - Those who have interests in the fields of application
20009 yamada-y@u-fukui.ac.jp 1
(Associate Professor) Science education education research) Japanese - Those who have adequate knowledge in English.

Yumi HAMAGUCHI Art appreciation education English,


20010 yuming@u-fukui.ac.jp Art education 1 To have a special interest in the specified fields.
(Professor) Art education in elementary education Japanese

Mitsuru TSUKAMOTO Computer science, English, Ability of English which will be necessary to carry on
20011 tukamoto@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Computer network and CAI 1
(Professor) Artificial intelligence Japanese research.

Naoya KADOI English, Ability of English which will be necessary to carry on


20012 nkadoi@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Human geography Instruction of human geography 1
(Professor) Japanese research.

Isamu ITO English,


20013 isitoh@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Sociology Instruction of rural studies 1 Those who can command English.
(Professor) Japanese
Name of Graduate School of Education
department
Number of Qualification and Requirement for students.
Course
Course code Name of Adviser E-mail Teaching Field(s) Language students to be Number of students
Description
accepted in past 5 years.

Toshihiro TSUKIHARA Human geography, English,


20014 ttukihar@u-fukui.ac.jp Human geography 1 Ability of English or Japanese
(Professor) Area study Japanese

Development of intelligent system and Kansei


Hiroyuki INOUE Computer science, English, Ability of English which will be necessary to carry on
20015 inoue@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp (emotion, feeling, etc.,) system using fuzzy theory 1
(Associate Professor) Intelligent system Japanese research.
and evolutionary computation

Takahiro NAGAI Chinese,


20016 tnagai@f-edu.u-fukui.ac.jp Chinese linguistics Chinese language from the 18c to 20c 1 Those who have interest in the fields of application.
(Associate Professor) Japanese

Tomoko AWAHARA
Architectural Planning Playing environment for kids English, Those who have interest in the fields of application.
20017 (Senior Assistant tawahara@u-fukui.ac.jp 1
Children's Environment Living environment Japanese Desirable to have Japanese proficiency.
Professor)