Keio Project Selected for the "Re-Inventing Japan Project"―Support for the Formation of Collaborative Programs with ASEAN Universities―
October 3, 2016
A project proposed by Keio University was selected for the Type B category (ASEAN) under the 2016 Re-Inventing Japan Project―Support for the Formation of Collaborative Programs with ASEAN Universities.
This project aims to nurture human resources who can play an active role on the global stage and to reinforce the globalization of university education. The Re-Inventing Japan Project was established in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) with the objective of giving financial support to efforts aimed at the formation of collaborative programs with universities around Asia, the US, and Europe that conduct study abroad programs for Japanese students and strategically accept international students―while assuring the overall quality of higher education.
This year, there were a total of 52 project proposals for the Type B category, of which 8 were selected.
“Human Resource Development Program through LL.M. for Asian Global Legal Professions (PAGLEP) in Collaboration with Universities in Mekong Countries”
・The project aims to develop human resources who can take on a leadership role and have a global outlook in tackling legal challenges arising with the growth of the Asian market centered around Mekong countries (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Myanmar) and Japan and work toward increasing mutual benefit.
・Keio University Law School (KLS) and 7 universities from 6 Mekong countries will work in collaboration to establish joint programs that focus on each unique issue, taking advantage of the history, geographic location, and cultural characteristics of the universities.
(1) The existing J.D. Program and new LL.M. in Global legal Practice, a degree program with instruction entirely in English
（2）Work with a variety of private companies, governmental organizations, international organizations, law firms, and NPO/NGOs to provide internship programs, etc.