In view of the changing economic environment and international cooperation in South East Asia, this project aims to foster a new generation of leaders in international cooperation equipped with global perspectives necessary to bridge the gap between the worlds of aid and business.
Nagoya University and seven leading universities of the ASEAN region form a consortium. These universities together develop a curriculum that combines English-medium coursework with fieldwork or internships. Besides doing their own studies, some of the Japanese students participating in the project take part in an additional scheme called SEND (“Student Exchange Nippon Discovery”). Under this scheme Japanese students studying in the ASEAN region help teach Japanese language and culture, thus promoting cross-cultural understanding between the ASEAN region and Japan.