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APU Global Research Program (AGR)

APU Global Research Program (AGR)

  • Pursue Your Field of Specialization

Venture out into the world! A program tailored to your interests

What is the APU Global Research Program (AGR)?

The APU Global Research Program is a program that allows students to learn research methods for research topics of their own interest in each of the APS fields of study. In addition, students will actually go to the target area/region, conduct research based on the research plan, and learn the practical process of compiling the results into a research report.

What is the APU Global Research Program (AGR)?

Why AGR? Point 1
Customize the program to suite your interests!*

In a typical university program, most of the "destination," "daily itinerary and contents," "duration," and "means of transportation" are decided in advance by the university. In this program, however, only the "destination" is decided. This is a program that allows you to thoroughly learn and know about the research theme that you set based on your own interests and concerns.

*Since group activities are required during field activities, they may not necessarily reflect the interests of one individual.

Note:Due to the COVID-19 situation, for AY2022, the program starts at airport in Japan, and will travel with faculty and other program participants on flights designated and arranged by the university.

Why AGR? Point 2
Acquire practical survey and research methods.

In this program, students receive a lecture on field survey research methods from the early stage of their second year, and can actually try survey activities during the five-day practical training period. One of the appealing features of the program is that students can actually engage in field research activities related to their field of specialization, not just literature research. Students will learn basic methods for conducting sociological research, such as "how to set a research theme," "how to plan a survey," "data collection and analysis methods," and "stakeholder analysis.

Why AGR? Point 3
Full guidance in the field survey!

In this program, you will receive daily advice and confirmation of your research progress from teachers who are familiar with the local situation during the training period. With the guidance of the faculty, students will be able to learn more deeply by solving problems and conducting research surveys that they encounter in the practice of the research methodology.

Why AGR? Point 4
Enjoy on-site activities beyond the program period!

The APU Global Research Program adopts a local meeting and local dissolution system. This allows students to visit other countries and sites before and after the program training period. This allows students to delve deeper into their own research questions and continue their field activities without being restricted by time constraints.

*APU holds no responsibility for activities outside the program period.

Note:Due to the COVID-19 situation, for AY2022, the program starts at airport in Japan, and will travel with faculty and other program participants on flights designated and arranged by the university.

APU Global Research [AY2022]

Its contents might be cancelled or changed in affection of the spread of COVID-19 or other reasons.

We are recruiting participants for the "APU Global Research program (AGR)" as follows.
If you would like to participate, please read the application guidelines carefully before applying.
*This program is offered in Japanese.
*It is decided to extend the Application Period!
Program Length Approx. 1 week Program Timing Winter Break (February - March)
Location Korea,Vietnam,UK Acquired Skills/Abilities
  • Autonomy
  • Teamwork
  • Specialized Knowledge
Program fee 120,000 to 350,000 JPY (tentative)
Number of Participants Approx. 15 per country Application Period July 6, 2022 ~ July 29, 2022 (14:00)
Eligibility 2nd-6th Semester students (whether international or domestic)
*There are other application requirements. Please check the Application Information for details.
Additional Information Program consists “Pre-program classes (Oct. – Jan.), Practicum (Approx. 1 week/ Feb. -Mar.), Post-program class (Mar.)”.
Guidance Session 1st Session (Hybrid): 2022. July 6 (Wed.) 16:10 – 17:10 / Classroom F103 or Zoom
2nd Session (Zoom only): 2022. July 11 (Mon.) 18:00 – 19:00
Zoom MTG ID: 949 4896 6888
2nd Guidance Session Recorded Data
(Recorded data will be available day after the guidance until the end of the application period.)
How to Apply Apply through the following survey (The survey will be opened in recruitment period)

The above is an overview of the program. Please be sure to check the details from the Syllabus and the Application Information below before applying.

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