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Preparation to establish an international student alumni association

Objectives

Our aim is to strengthen ties with international alumni who are active in different regions around the world, and in so doing create a network that includes our university and its current students and contribute to the globalization and development of our university and local community.

Eligibility

  • (1) International students who were enrolled in Iwate University, including undergraduate students, graduate students, international exchange students, and research students
  • (2) Former foreign national teaching staff who were employed at Iwate University, and those who merit special consideration from the university and have been specially acknowledged by the President

Actions Taken to Date

(1) Holding social gatherings for alumni
We have held social gatherings for international student alumni in Japan and overseas since 2015, creating opportunities to inform graduates and former course participants of the reforms and initiatives the university is promoting, and to hear honest opinions on the university's education, research, and social contributions. We have deepened our friendships with over 100 international student alumni, enabling us to convey our thoughts and love for Iwate University and Iwate, and have confidence that Iwate is a second hometown to you. During the social gatherings, we introduce alumni to the university's current status and to recent initiatives, deepening your understanding of Iwate University today and creating good opportunities to exchange opinions.

  • August 2015 Kuala Lumpur
  • November 2015 Kaohsiung
  • July 2016 Beijing
  • July 2017 Bangkok
  • October 2017 Changchun
  • February 2018 Tokyo
  • March 2018 Morioka

Establishing Alumni Association Branches in Different Areas

We have set up different alumni association branches in each region where we have built up an alumni network. Under the alumni who serve as leaders of each region and the alumni organization, we have founded the Alumni Association for Iwate University International Students.

Branch name(1) Representative
(2) Administration Bureau
Faculty / yearApplication dateNo. of people registered at time of application
Alumni association for Iwate University International Students Tokyo branch (1) Syoboku Li (1) Graduate School of Engineering (Master's Program) / 2014 June 15, 2018 16
Alumni association for Iwate University International Students Xi'an branch (1) Zhang Zhiyi (1) Graduate School of Engineering (Doctoral Program) / 2007 June 20, 2018 6
Alumni association for Iwate University International Students Mongolia branch (1) Gungee Zorig
(2) Nugujigaru Purebutsoguto
(1) Graduate School of Engineering (Doctoral Program) / 2007
(1) Graduate School of Engineering (Doctoral Program) / 2011
June 20, 2018 14
Iwate University Alumni Association of Thailand (IWAAT) (1) Rattanachai Pairintra
(2) Pitcha YapisutNarongsak
(1) Graduate School of Agriculture / 1988
(2) United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (UGAS) / 2017
July 4, 2018 37
Alumni association for Iwate University International Students Changchun branch (1) Ranpa Cho
(2) Rengyoku Yo
(1) United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (UGAS) / 1987
(1) Visiting Researcher / 1999
August 20, 2018 11
  • Thailand branch
    Thailand branch
  • Mongolia branch
    Mongolia branch
  • Xi'an branch
    Xi'an branch
  • Changchun branch
    Changchun branch

We are actively working to set up branches in Malaysia, Shanghai, Beijing, Kaohsiung, and Morioka in the future.

How to establish a branch

  • (1) Submit a notification of the establishment of the branch to the head of Iwate University's International Liaison Center (reference appended form 1) <- paste link here
  • (2) Hold an event for the establishment of the branch (depending on the time of year, university personnel may attend)
  • (3) Management, etc., is to be carried out at the branch's discretion.
  • (4) Hold activities

Expected branch activities

  • (1) Information exchanges, interaction, and collaborative activities with branch members
  • (2) Information exchanges, interaction, and collaborative activities with Iwate University
  • (3) Information exchanges, interaction, and collaborative activities with other branches
  • (4) Information exchanges and interaction with the Iwate University International Students Group (students enrolled at the university) (including job-hunting activities)
  • (5) Information exchanges and interaction with current Japanese students of Iwate University (overseas travel programs, etc.)
  • (6) Friendly exchange activities with the Iwate region
  • (7) Other

Founding the Alumni Association for Iwate University International Students and holding a Homecoming Day

We are to hold a convention for the foundation of the Alumni Association in November 2019, as an event commemorating Iwate University's 70th anniversary.

Foundation convention details

  • (1) Founding declaration
  • (2) Introduction to Iwate University as it is today
  • (3) Introduction to the present situation from international graduates from each branch
  • (4) Tour of the campus
  • (5) Take part in the open commemorative event at the International House
  • (6) Tour of Morioka City, etc.

Diagram of the Alumni Association for Iwate University International Students

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