Global Alliance of Foreign Studies Universities (GAFSU) Established

May 30, 2017

On Friday 19 th May 2017, an opening ceremony and kickoff forum on 'Languages, Civilization and Global Governance' was held for the Global Alliance of Foreign Studies Universities (GAFSU) at Beijing Foreign Studies University, and was attended by President Hirotaka Tateishi and company.

GAFSU was proposed by Beijing Foreign Studies University in 2015, and since it was originally planned by 20 universities focused in Asia, TUFS has been involved as a planning member since the beginning. On this occasion, the establishment and signing ceremony took place and the network was officially established. This alliance is a global union of 28 Universities around the world that promote foreign studies, and its objective is to facilitate cultural exchange and relationships of mutual trust between people who cross the borders between nations through the promotion of foreign studies. Among the member institutions are 9 partner institutions of TUFS, and through the framework of the networks fostered by TUFS and the East Asia Foreign Studies University Consortium (Beijing Foreign Studies University, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and TUFS), we will be able to deepen the exchange on a global scale.

At the university presidents' forum, President Tateishi gave a keynote speech entitled ""Foreign Studies" Towards Interculturality as Seen Through the History of TUFS", where he spoke about the history and progress of TUFS, as well as the university's principles and goals for the future.

The establishment ceremony and kickoff forum was joined by Executive Director / Vice President Minoru Iwasaki and Kobayashi Kozue Staff for the Student Exchange Division at TUFS, and networking took place between attendees from over 100 universities in 20 countries around the world.

Global Alliance of Foreign Studies Universities (GAFSU) established 19 th May 2017

(☆ Partner Institutions of TUFS

Beijing Foreign Studies University
Beijing International Studies University
Beijing Language and Culture University
Dalian University of Foreign Languages
University of International Business and Economics
Guangdong University of Foreign Studies
University of International Relations
University of International Business and Economics (Beijing)
Shanghai International Studies University
Sichuan International Studies University
Tianjin Foreign Studies University
China Foreign Affairs University
Xi'an International Studies University
Zhejiang International Studies University
Central University of Gujarat
Yogyakarta State University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
▼South Korea
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Mohammed V University
Azerbaijan University of Languages
Sofia University
University of Applied Languages (Munich)
Moscow State Linguistic University
Moscow State Institute of International Relations
Kiev National Linguistic University
Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso
National Autonomous University of Mexico
University of Lima

The establishment ceremony

The signing ceremony

Lecture from the President

Panel discussion