Launch of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Kyushu University, Second Stage (November 2020)

Now we are pleased to announce that a new project, the “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage (JMCoE-Q2)”, starting on 17 November 2020 and continuing to 16 November 2023, will allow us to again carry out a wide range of activities in education, research, outreach, and academic exchange, and to contribute to the globalization efforts of Kyushu University through the further deepening and development of EU research and education.

<Objectives>
The main objective of JMCOE-Q2 is to create a multi-layered platform in the Kyushu region of Japan to consider the future of EU integration and the globalization of education and research. The platform will focus on three issues: (1) “Internal Challenges” surrounding EU integration; (2) “External Challenges,” focusing on EU-Japan relations; and, (3) “Global Challenges” that the whole world, including the EU and Japan, are facing.

<Contents of Activities>
In the field of education and targeting students, JMCoE-Q2 will expand and diversify the EU studies-related curriculum of the EU-DP, and EU study summer course, and EU study tour will be conducted. In the field of research and targeting researchers, JMCoE-Q2 will focus on the three layers of the platform as described above, with a particular focus on inter-disciplinary research on energy and resources, a field where Kyushu University has particular strengths and expertise. In the field of outreach and targeting civil society, JMCoE-Q2 will adopt a range of measures designed for the local business community and public more generally in order to cultivate a richer knowledge and a wider vision of the EU and Europe.


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 and 2018. 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 first strengthened its expertise on EU matters while acting as the consortium leader of the EU Institute in Japan, Kyushu (EUIJ-Kyushu), which was funded by the European Commission. The university actively promoted EU-related education and research during this time. In recognition of the achievements of EUIJ-Kyushu, Kyushu University was then selected as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Japan in 2016 (the project name was “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu (JMCoE-Q)”) and developed a strategic three-year plan, which ended in 2019.

Now we are pleased to announce that a new project, the “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage (JMCoE-Q2)”, starting in September 2020 and continuing to August 2023, will allow us to again carry out a wide range of activities in education, research, outreach, and academic exchange, and to contribute to the globalization efforts of Kyushu University through the further deepening and development of EU research and education.

Archives to JMCoe-q, 1st stage


NEWS (EVENTS & OTHER INFORMATION)

≫News about the EU-DPs here


Call for Participants for the 2021 Summer Course (ONLINE) is now OPEN (Deadline: 17pm, Wed. 4 August)

EU Studies Summer Course 2021 (a study camp, 3days)
-When: Mon. 6, Tue 7, and Wed. 8 in September 2021
-Where: Online (Registration required)
-Who can apply: All university students in Japan (both undergraduates and graduates) who are interested in learning about the EU
-What's the programme: Lectures on a variety of EU-related topics plus student group discussion
-The number of participants: around 30 (A screening will be held, in case of too many applications), participation fee is free. Languages are Japanese and English.
*This programme will be also provided as a course of "Interdisciplinary Seminar in EU Studies" of Kyushu University.

HOW TO APPLY ⇒ Please submit the Application form to the KU EU Centre (euevent@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp) by the due date.
(Submission deadline: 17pm, Wed. 4 August, 2021)

Here is Call for Participants (Japanese Only)
Here is Programme(Tentative)
Here is Application form (Japanese only)

  A live audio webcast of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage, KICK-OFF SYMPOSIUM (Webinar) 「ブレグジットとEU統合のゆくえ/Brexit and the Future of the EU Integration」 can be accessed by visiting the links below.
>> Kyushu University Official YouTube Channel
>> Programme of the Symposium

  Call for participants "EU Studies Summer Course 2021" (a study camp, 3days) <ONLINE> will be open from 13 July!!
When: Mon. 6, Tue 7, and Wed. 8 in September 2021, 10:30~17:00
Where: Online (Registration required)
Who can apply: All university students in Japan (both undergraduates and graduates) who are interested in learning about the EU -What’s the programme: Lectures on a variety of EU-related topics plus student group discussion
The number of participants: around 30 (A screening will be held, in case of too many applications) , participation fee is free. Languages are Japanese and English.
*This programme will be also provided as a course of “Interdisciplinary Seminar in EU Studies” of Kyushu University.

 Kyushu University EU Centre (JMCoE-Q) Extension Lecture Series 2021
"The European Green Deal - Aiming for a carbon-free society -"<4 times in a series> ONLINE

(FINISHED) ①Mon. 28 June, Prof. Yu Hasumi, Rikkyo University
⇒ Presentation material is NOT available now.
(FINISHED) ②Mon. 5 July, Prof. Kenji Iwata, Director of the Kyushu University EU Centre
⇒ Presentation material is NOT available now.
(FINISHED) ③Mon. 12 July, Assoc. Prof. Tatsuya Wakeyama, Kyushu University Platform of Inter-/Transdisciplinary Energy Research
⇒ Presentation material is NOT available now.

④Mon. 26 July,
Prof. Yu Hasumi, Rikkyo University

⇒ See the flyer for more details, here
⇒【Online Registration Form】is here (Zoom)

  JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter the first issue has been published! (2021.04.28)
→See JMCoE-Q2 Newsletter Vol.1 here

(FINISHED)Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu, Second Stage, KICK-OFF SYMPOSIUM (Webinar) 「ブレグジットとEU統合のゆくえ/Brexit and the Future of the EU Integration」
・Date and Time: Wednesday, 17 February 2021, PM 13:30~ PM 17:00
・Online (Zoom webinar)
・Organized by Kyushu University EU Centre (Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence-Kyushu)
・Supported by Delegation of the European Union to Japan, EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, Fukuoka EU Association, The Kyushu Society for EU Studies, Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies Cultural Variation Cluster, Kyushu University SHARE Office, Kyushu University Stockholm Liaison Office
・Programme and more details here
・Objectives: General Public, Students, Researchers
・Language: Japanese (Partly English)
・(Registration Required) Admission Free. Please register here (Zoom) 

Notice of cancellation "Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka"(2020.12.9)
Considering the situation of the spread of Covid-19 infection, "The 12th Enjoy the EU in Fukuoka" planned to be held in February 2021has been decided to cancel.
Thank you very much for your understanding.
・ Click here for details (please see the website of the Fukuoka EU Association)

(FINISHED)Christmas in the EU
・Date and Time: Sun. 13 December 2020, 13:30-15:00
・Venue: ACROS Fukuoka KOKUSAIHIROBA (3F, ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1, Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka)
・Speakers (International Students of Kyushu University): <Germany>Alexander Christl, <Romania>Irina Grigorovici
※Language: Japanese
・More details here

(FINISHED)European Higher Education Fair (EHEF) 2020 Webinar Series (Organized by the Delegation of the EU to Japan)
・Running period: from 27th October to 27th November
・Further details can be found on the official EHEF website: www.ehef-japan.org