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2020.11.4

Webinar "Global Insights" Series: ““The Global Impact of the US Election””

Ritsumeikan University joins the "Global Insights Series" with the other 5 universities and institutions.  

"Global Insights is a weekly live-streamed, moderated panel series which provides different national and regional perspectives on big questions currently facing researchers, policymakers and planners worldwide in light of the Coronavirus pandemic."

Institutions: 
BSIA (Canada), 
https://www.balsillieschool.ca/global-insights/


Visition Professor. Yabunaka Mitoji will take part in the session!

Archive of the previous sessions are available on youtube.
Globalinsights

https://www.balsillieschool.ca/global-insights/


The College and Graduate School of International Relations have fostered international collaboration with American University’s School of International Service (Washington DC) over the years.  Our successful examples  include the launch of Joint Degree Program (undergraduate) and Dual Masters Degree Program (graduate school) as well as numerous faculty exchanges.

 

As a member of APSIA (Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs), the Graduate School of International Relations has been collaborating with other member schools such as Harvard University, Yale University, National University of Singapore and American University, taking the lead in research and education in the field of International Relations in Japan.


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2020.09.22

Commencement Ceremony held

On September 22nd, the commencement ceremony of the College and Graduate School of IR was held.

In total, 58 students graduated from the College of International Relations and 43 from the Graduate School of International Relations.

In the university-wide ceremony, JOE Tien Ce (GS Major) made a speech as the representative of all graduates. In the College/Graduate School of IR ceremony, LOO Shyue Tyng(GS major) and GINA Aghnia Virginianty (Graduate School of IR)  made speeches.

JOE Tien Ce and YEO Yume were awarded by the Dean for their excellent work on their graduation theses.

Graduates will work internationally and domestically, and continue their studies at graduate schools like Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University and other international/Japanese institutions like Kyoto University, LSE and George Washington University.  Mr. Yoshimaru from the Alumni Association, the Deans of the College and Graduate School of IR sent messages for graduates.

Graduates, Congratulations !

>Speech at University wide ceremony(Youtube)

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2020.9.10

For Students: Link for Resources

In addition to Ritsumeikan University COVID-19 Special Site, University has compiled a website of frequently asked questions in the following three categories: 1. Study, 2. Student Life, and 3. International Students / Study Abroad. The websites will be continuously updated, so please make use of it.

If you have inquiry, need support, please find following page or/and feel free to contact us at College of IR office (irpost01@st.ritsumei.ac.jp)

The individual academic counseling session (Online/In-person)

Classes in the Fall Semester
Study Support Site

This site has information on Course Registration, Issuance of Certificates, Use of Facilities, IT Support Tools, and other related matters.

Important information on Online classes is available at Manaba+R page. Please check frequently your Manaba+R page and messages from Unviersity/instructor (We strongly recommend you to activate “reminder setting”).

College’s Manaba+R course page is also essential for you.

*GSIR is here

Student Life Support Site

This website has information on scholarships (need-based), clubs and circles (extracurricular activities), medical examinations, where to consult if facing any issues, and other related matters.

This website has information on status of residence and scholarships for international students, as well as information on applying and preparing for international study abroad programs, and other related matters.

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2020.09.01

448901AY2020 Application for "Post-master's Research Student & Doctoral Research Student"

We'd like to inform you about the application guideline for "Post-master's Research Student & Doctoral Research Student".

Application Period: 
1) Applying for spring semester enrollment/ the whole academic year: (Fri) Mar 6, 2020 – (Fri) Mar 13, 2020 10am-5pm
2) Applying for fall semester enrollment: (Mon) Sep 7, 2020 – (Mon) Sep 14, 2020 10am-5pm


Application Form:

AY 2020 Post-Master’s Research Student / Doctoral Research Student Application Guidelines


 "Post-master's Research Student & Doctoral Research Student"  System is a system for graduates of our graduate schools to continue doing research at our facilities.
 Post-master's Research Student and Doctoral research student cannot receive research instruction from faculty.

If you would like to apply, please submit application documents to IR office.
Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.


Best regards,

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2020.07.01

Mon, July 6, Ms. PHAM THI PHUONG THAO The Final Doctoral Dissertation Defense

The Public Oral Examination of Doctoral Dissertation

 

For those who wish to attend “The Public Oral Examination of Doctoral Dissertation”

 

As part of the COVID-19 guidelines, please be advised that all attendees need to make reservations in advance this time.

 

Advance Reservation (by email only):

 Please provide your name, email address, mobile phone number by email at

 ir-adm@st,ritsumei.ac.jp with the subject line, “The Public Oral Examination of Doctoral Dissertation”.(*If you are a student at Ritsumeikan University, also kindly provide your student ID #, faculty and Graduate school name ) 

 

Deadline:

Friday, July 3rd, 2020 11am (Japan time)

 

Confirmation (By email):

The confirmation email will be sent out from the GSIR office after July 3rd, 2020 afternoon.

 

Note:

We accept advance reservations only.

If the number of applications exceeds the spaces available for students, a random lottery will be held.

Since we need to continue to follow public health directives for gathering and social distancing, and also all attendees will be requested to wear a mask on campus, also hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance for attendees. 

 

Seat Assignments:

In order to allow people to keep their distance in the class room, we encourage to stay socially distant from others.

 

PHAM THI PHUONG THAO_E

 

Ritsumeikan University

Graduate School of International Relations

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2020.04.15

Important Notice for GSIR Applicants (for Fall 2020 Entry)

Dear GSIR Applicants (for Fall 2020 Entry)


Given the “Declaration of a state of emergency” by a government, the Ritsumeikan Trust has decided to take the measure of prohibiting entry to the campuses from Wednesday, April 8, 2020 - Wednesday, May 6, 2020.

Along with this measure, all faculties work from home and any call to the Office of Graduate Studies can’t be answered during the above period, thereby in-person application submission is not possible for the following three admissions (Fall 2020 Entry) at the Graduate School of International Relations. Please use postal mail for sending your application documents within the due date.


- Regular Admissions for English-based Programs (Document Only)   

Application Period; Wednesday, April 1, 2020–Wednesday, April 22, 2020

- Regular Admissions for Japanese-based Programs (Document Only)   

Application Period; Wednesday, April 1, 2020–Wednesday, April 22, 2020

- Regular Admissions for Master's Degree Holders   

Application Period; Wednesday, April 1, 2020–Wednesday, April 22, 2020


If you have any questions, please contact to us by email.

Mail: ir-adm@st.ritsumei.ac.jp


Administrative Office

Graduate School of International Relations

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2020.02.03

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Head, Korea and Mongolia Department, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alexander V. Vorontsov gives a special workshop

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 The Head, Korea and Mongolia Department, Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Dr. Alexander V. Vorontsov gives a special workshop in the Kinugasa Campus, Kyoto. 

Dr. Vorontsov and participants discussed the topic of “The Current North Korea Issue”.

Dr. Vorontsov was asked a topic of North Korean Nuclear Issue, he mentioned that we need to discuss the North Korean Nuclear issue from historical background and discussed the US-North Korea relationship from the Korean War to the present. He referred to opinions from the North Korean point of view that North Korea has recognized the recent Korea Peninsula issue in a long term history, not just in recent years.

The Russian Academy of Sciences is the highest research institute of Russia and Dr. Vorontsov is a top of the Korean Studies researcher in Russia.   He writes for the Russian media “SPUTNIK”, and not only Russia, but also research paper and conference of the United States, South Korea and Japan.    He worked at the Russian Embassy in Pyongyang from 2000 to 2002, studied at the Kim Il-Sung University in Pyongyang and has visited Pyongyang a few times a year for research.

Graduate School of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University and the Ritsumeikan Center for East Asian Peace and Cooperation are to produce results that are higher international standards of the East Asia Studies, and offer a variety of conferences and workshops on a regular basis.

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