Event Reports

Six Universities Gathered at Tokyo for Curriculum Development

The Office of the Global Campus Program organized a one-week meeting for curriculum development from January 8 to 12, 2007. Faculties of five universities in conflict-affected countries got together at Tokyo, discussing time-frame, structure, target participants, and outline for joint-online lectures, which lie at the core of the Global Campus projects. To name, five participating universities are the Kabul University (Afghanistan), the Gadjah Mada University (Indonesia), the National University of Mozambique (Mozambique), the Pannasastra University of Cambodia (Cambodia), and the University of Peradeniya (Sri Lanka). In addition to a series of intensive discussions on curriculum development, a round-table gathering with the advisory committee of the Global Campus Program was held during the week. In the gathering, a number of invaluable ideas were raised by all participants toward better program formulation & implementation. On January 12, the overall meeting closed with a wrap-up open forum titled “Global Partnerships on the Peace and Conflict Studies.” Over 30 people with different backgrounds became part of the forum, having a lively exchange of their opinions and perspectives.

Participating Faculties and the Advisory Committee

Open Forum at the end of the meeting