Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University



Newly Admitted Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) Exchange Students

Sep 19, 2008

29 new International Students from 7 countries were admitted to the APU Graduate School (Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Graduate School of Management) under the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS).

The JDS Program aims is to contribute to various countries Human Resources Plans by performing an important role in developing the up-and-coming excellent scholars and administrative official's ability to become the potential leaders of the 21st century and supporting the strengthening of government and administrative bodies and is a program in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) which provides opportunities for research and education in Japans institutions for higher education.

Before the Entrance Ceremony an orientation was held for the new JDS exchange students.
At the orientation Associate Dean of the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies Professor MIYOSHI Koichi gave these well received words and encouraged the JDS students to "please work hard towards contributing greatly to the economic development plan in your countries through your network and putting into practice what you have learned at APU."

The new JDS students received an introduction of the faculty staff and an explanation of the research and other activities and expanded their aspirations of their new APU campus life.
Since the start of JDS activities in 2000, APU has been accepting JDS exchange students the and the number of government administrative officers learning about Asian countries' policy at APU has reached 155 from 10 countries.

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