Aim of JMCoE

A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence is a focal point of competence and knowledge on European Union subjects. A Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence gathers the expertise and competences of high-level experts and aims at developing synergies between the various disciplines and resources in European studies, as well as at creating joint transnational activities and structural links with academic institutions in other countries. It also ensures openness to civil society. Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence have a major role in reaching out to students from faculties not normally dealing with European Union issues as well as to policy makers, civil servants, organised civil society and the general public at large.

In Japan, Kobe University was adopted as JMCoE in 2015. More than a hundred of Jean Monnet Centres of Excellence had been established in the world, and it is being developed as a global brand.

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q)

Kyushu University has strengthened its expertise on EU matters during the activities as the consortium leader of the EU Institute in Japan, Kyushu (EUIJ-Kyushu) funded by the European Commission. The University has promoted EU-related education and research. In recognition of our earlier achievements of EUIJ-Kyushu, Kyushu University was selected as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence (the project name is “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu”) secondary in Japan. It will develop a strategic three-year plan from September 2016 to August 2019, including on a wide range of activities of education, research, outreach, and academic exchange. It will provide guidance and a vision for the best experts for creating synergies on specific EU subjects, and strengthen the global development.

Fukuoka’s exceptionally good links with neighbouring regions, and its position as the premier Japanese destination for Chinese overseas students, makes the JMCoE-Q ideally placed to act as an East Asian ‘hub’ for the promotion of EU-related research, teaching and public outreach.

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JMCoE-Q Newsletter vol.5-6 has been published! Click here to read.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Organized by Japan Celtic Association, Supported by Kyushu Univeristy EU Centre (JMCoE-Q)
Date and time: Sun. 18 March, 2018, 13:30-15:00
Venue: Shintencho, Tenjin, Fukuoka-shi
See more details here

Call for participation , 2018 Asia-Pacific EU Centre Graduate Students Conference
You are welcomed to the 2018 Asia-Pacific EU Centre Graduate Students Conference as audience participants

We are happy to announce that Kyushu University EU Centre will host the 2018 Asia-Pacific EU Centre Graduate Students Conference on the following schedule. Audience participation of this conference is open to all students, researchers, and general public. Please join us and make use of this opportunity to build your academic network.

Dates: Saturday 10th (10:00-17:30) - Sunday 11th (10:00-13:00), February, 2018 
Venue: Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza
Language: English
Co-organized by Kobe University
→Programme here, Conference Agenda here,

JM Seminar Series, "Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)"
Date: Wed. 10 January 2018, 10:30-12:00
Venue: Middle Lecture Room, Common Lecture Building, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Mr Susumu Tanaka, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
→More details here

[finished]  2018/2/10-11 Asia-Pacific EU Centres Graduate Students Conference, CALL FOR PRESENTATION is OPEN (Application Deadline: 15 Dec. 2017)
Kyushu University EU Centre/Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence‐Kyushu (JMCoE‐Q) will hold the Asia‐Pacific EU Centres Graduate Students Conference for 2 days, on 10 & 11 February 2018 at Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza in Fukuoka, Japan. This is a great opportunity for students to present their work, meet other students studying the EU, and network with EU experts in the Asia‐Pacific region.
Date: Sat. 10 and Sun. 11 February 2018
Venue: Kyushu University Nishijin Plaza (Address: 2‐16‐23 Nishijin, Sawara‐ku, Fukuoka, Japan 814‐0002, Tel: 092‐831‐8104)
Qualification: Graduate students of Kyushu University
The title of the Conference: 60 years of the Rome Treaties and Future Prospects of the EU (20‐minute presentation in English)

See more details and how to apply:Students who wish to participate in the workshop shall submit a title and 500‐word abstract of their presentation, along with the application recommended by Advisor. Please use the provided form on the back side and fill in the required information. Please send to the EU Centre Secretariat at eucentre@jimu.kyushu‐ by Fri. 15 December.

JM Seminar Series, MOFA Diplomacy Lecture, "Brexit and the EU from the view point of Japan"
Date and Time: Thu. 21 December 2017, 16:40-18:10 Diplomacy Lecture, 18:10-18:30 Career Guidance (Table Talk)
Venue: Lecture Room, 101, Common Lecture Building, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Ms Mriko Hayashi, Europena Policy Division, European Affairs Bureau, MOFA
→More details here

Christmas in the EU
Date and Time: Sun. 10 December 2017, 13:30-15:30
Speakers (International Students of Kyushu University): Ms Irina Grigorovici (Romania), Ms Nadja Krotow (Germany)
※Language: English (with consecutive interpretation)
→More details here

[finished] ■ 2017/11/01JMCoE-Q Short Visit Scholarship, Call is CLOSED. (Application Deadline: 30 Nov. 2017)
Kyushu University EU Centre offers "JMCoE-Q Short Visit Scholarship" for the KU students who seek the opportunity to study in the EU member countries during January to March 2018.
For travel expenses, tuition fees, and study abroad insurance costs, a maximum of 140,000 yen per student shall be awarded.
The application form and all necessary information regarding the application process will be available here.
→Download APPLICATION FORMS in English (WORD)

Other Information

<Co-organized by JMCoE-Q>Session open to public
European Union Studies Association-Japan (EUSA-Japan) The 38th Annual Conference, Plenary Session Ⅲ (13:45-16:30) (in Japanese) “Brexit and the Future of the EU” Panel Discussion
Date and Time: Sun. 19 November 2017, 13:45-16:30
Venue: Kyushu University, Centennial Hall School of Medicine, Fukuoka
*Admission free, registration required
◆Registration (by 16 November):Please e-mail or Fax indicating :1)your name, 2)e-mail address or phone number, 3)affiliation. Please specify 「EU学会一般公開セッション」in the suject line.
Email address:, FAX:092-642-4435
→More details here

[finished] JM Seminar Series "Past, Present, Future of European Integration -60 Years of Rome Treaty-"
Date and Time: Fri. 17 November 2017, 15:00-17:00 (Doors open at 14:30)
Venue: Lecture Room, 1F, 21 Century Plaza I, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Prof. Brigid Laffan (European Univerisyt Institute), 2-3 members from European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
*Pre-session of EUSA-Japan National Conference / Joint Seminar with EESC
→More details will be updated. Flyer in current ver. here.

■ 2017/09/29 JMCoE-Q Newsletter vol.3-4 has been published!

Other Information
<Horizon 2020 workshop>
Organized by: Kyushu University Co-organized: EU Delegation to Japan, NCP-Japan, EURAXESS
Target audience: University researchers, research administrators, research managers, research support staff, students etc.
Date & Time: 8 November 2017 (Wed) 13:30-17:00 (registration open 13:00)
Venue: Inamori Center, Hall C, Registration required from here.
→More details here

Extension Lecture Series 「EUの展望/Europe in Prospect」

Date and Time: <A series in 4times> 3 October - 24 October, every tuesdays in October, 19:00-20:30 + <Extra> on 4 December, 19:00-21:00
Venue: Lecture Room, 10F JR CIty Hakata Conference Room
→More details here

[finished] ■JM Seminar Series, Debats Franco-Jponais "Les Femmes, Moteurs du Changement Dans le Monde du Travail?"
Co-organized by Ambassade de France, Institut français du Japon, JMCoE-Q, and others
Date and Time: 4 October 2017, 17:30-19:30
Venue: Acros Fukuoka Arena Hall
→More details here

[finished] EU Golden Week Seminar
Date: 3-5 July 2017
Venue: Guest House, Itocampus, Kyushu University
See programme here

[finishd] EUSA-AP (European Union Studies Association Asia Pacific) Annual Conference 2017
Co-organized by JMCoE-Kyushu
Date:1-2 July
Venue: Aoyama Gakuin University
Official Website:
→More Details here, See programme here

[finished] EU-Japan Friendship Week Event, Special Event①②
Date and Time: Tue 13 June 2017, 16:40-
Venue: Oumei Coffee-Kan, Ito Campus, Kyushu University
Special Event①16:40-17:00, "EU mini lecture" by Prof. Kenji Iwata, Director of Kyushu University EU Centre, Faculty of Economics
Special Event②17:00-17:30, "Violin Concert" by Assist. Prof. Jarl Jacob, Faculty of Law, from Belgium
→More details here

[finished] EU-Japan Friendship Week Exhibition Event
Period: from Mon. 29 May to Fri. 16 June, Open Time: 11:00-19:00
Venue: SALC, 1F, Centre Zone 1, Ito Campus Kyushu University
→More details here

Article of JM Seminar Series on 27 Jan. 2017 on the EU-Japan Newsletter.
is the link to the latest March issue (p.22):
Read the article here

[finished] JM Seminar Series "French Presidential Election and the EU"「フランス大統領選挙とEU」
Date and Time: Tue. 16 May 2017, 8:40-1010
Venue: Large Lecture Room, Kaizuka area, Hakozaki Campus, Kyushu University
Speaker: Prof. Toshio Hatayama, Saga University
→More details here

2017/03/21 JMCoE-Q Newsletter vol.1 and Vol.2 has been published!

[finished] Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka (7 February 2017)

More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

[finished] JM Seminar Series "Brexit and the Future of Europe" 「英国のEU離脱(Brexit)とヨーロッパの将来-格差問題を中心に-」 (27 January 2017)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

Article of JMCOE-Q's launch on the EU-Japan Newsletter. Here is the link to the latest December issue (p.21):
Read the article here

[finished] Christmas in the EU (18 December 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

[finished] Kyushu University EU Information Event (Objectives: KU Students, Reservation is NOT required) (15 December 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q) Facebook has just opened! (26 October 2016)
Please Like "JMCoE-Q"!

[finished] Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q) Kick-off Seminar "BREXITを読み解く" (30 October 2016)
More details here
Event Report: English version is here, Japanese version is here

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