Nepal Japan Project
Designed in 2005 and materialized since 2006, an Exchange Program has been successfully continuing between the students and faculties of the National College and three universities in Japan, namely Tokyo City University (formerly, Musashi Institute of Technology), Sacred Heart University, and Waseda University.
Under this project, more than 138 Japanese students have visited Nepal especially, National College with more than 14 professors, staff and other members of different institutions. Similarly, more than 35 Nepali students and 3 professors had visited Japan.
Under the supervision of the teachers, students jointly conduct field-based socio-economic and environmental research activities using household surveys, field observations as well as chemical tests of air and water samples. They also participate in public awareness and school activities including charity services.
National College is established in 1996, it has created a history of conceptualizing and implementing tailor-made academic programs in the fields of development education. Presently, the college offers three unique programs namely Bachelor in Development Studies (BDevS) since 1999, Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin) since 2006, and Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS) since 2013. Affiliated to Kathmandu University, these forward looking programs are designed to address the contemporary issues of national and global contexts.
Since 2002, already 520 students have graduated from this college. In 2014, a tracer study of the ex-students has revealed that the graduates have been either employed in reputed organizations or pursuing for higher degrees in Nepal or abroad including India, Australia, USA and European countries.
Since 2006, the college has developed an exchange program with the Waseda University and University of Sacred Heart in Japan. Similarly, since 2012, the UNESCO Madanjeet Centre of Development Studies and Regional Cooperation has granted scholarships for the South Asian students.
Waseda University is a Japanese private research university in Shinjuku, Tokyo. It is founded in 1882 as the Tokyo Senmon Gakko and later formally renamed Waseda University in 1902.
Waseda is organized into thirty-six departments: thirteen undergraduate schools and twenty-three graduate schools. As of May 2016, there were 42,860 undergraduate students and 8,269 graduate students. In addition to a central campus in Shinjuku, the university operates campuses in Chuo, Nishitokyo, Tokorozawa, Honjo, and Kitakyushu. Waseda also operates twenty-one research institutes at its main Shinjuku campus. The Waseda University Library is collectively one of the largest libraries in Japan and currently hold some 4.5 million volumes and 46,000 serials.
Waseda consistently ranks among the most academically selective and prestigious universities in Japanese University. Waseda has graduated many notable alumni, including seven Prime Ministers of Japan, numerous important figures of Japanese literature, including Haruki Murakami, and many CEOs of companies such like UNIQLO, Sony, Honda, Toshiba etc.
University of the Sacred Heart
The University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo has its origin in th e Society of the Sacred Heart which was founded nearly 200 years ago for the education of women. The far-reaching vision of its foundress, Madeleine Sophie Barat, was to establish schools which would offer young women a strong Chri stian education according to the need of the times. At present, there are 170 Sacred Heart schools in 42 countries which are closely united with one another in their work in education.
The University of the Sacred Heart was established in April 1948, replacing the former Sacred Heart Senmon Gakko. It is one of the first women's universities to be established in Japan after World War II under the new educational system.
Sophia University led the move to internationalization in Japan, providing study and educational opportunities that take our increasingly complex world into account.
Over the years, the university has created an original global network that allows researchers and students from overseas to teach and study in Japan, and Japanese researchers and students to do the same abroad. Sophia provides an excellent educational environment for the era of internationalization, cultivating “Men and Women for Others, with Others” who can excel on the global stage.