The University has concluded academic exchange agreements that mainly involve the students of the Faculty and the Graduate School Maritime Sciences with the following 26 educational institutions (as of October 1, 2019). Exchange agreements are concluded in order to facilitate activities in research and educational fields that both parties are interested in, and they include exchanging faculty members and students, conducting joint research, and sharing information.
The educational institutions marked with an ∗ in the table are those for which detailed regulations on the implementation of students exchanges have also been agreed in order to establish a system in which credits obtained by students at the exchange educational institution are recognized by Kobe University (an exchange-study system) and for which the students do not have to pay special tuition fees at the other educational institution (mutual special tuition fees exemption system). If you wish to apply for an exchange-study program at one of these educational institutions, please consult with the relevant administrative section (student affairs section of Academic / Student Affairs Group) in advance.
The following list does not contain all of the universities and educational institutions (educational-agreement institutions) that the whole Faculties of Kobe University have concluded agreements with. You can confirm information on those educational institutes on the University's website (Partner Universities).
|University name||Country / region||Overview of the institution|
|Maine Maritime Academy
|United States of America||A public university (founded in 1941) located in Castine, Maine, USA, with approximately 950 students specializing in maritime-related engineering, international business, logistics, science, and transportation. Its graduate school offers courses in the fields of international logistics and maritime management.|
|California State University
|United States of America||After the exchange agreement with California Maritime Academy was concluded, this institution became part of the California State University organization. The Maritime Academy, which is located in Vallejo, California, USA, is an institution providing a maritime and maritime-related education and has faculty-level courses in international business, logistics, engineering, navigation, marine engineering, maritime transport, and machine engineering.|
|University of Tasmania
Australian Maritime College
|Australia||After the exchange agreement was concluded, Australian Maritime College (AMC) became part of the University of Tasmania organization. AMC is a national institution conducting maritime and maritime-related education and research, and its main education and research fields are navigation, management and logistics, maritime technologies, and the marine environment.|
|World Maritime University
(located in Sweden)
|This graduate-school university located in Malmo, Sweden, was founded in 1983 by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). It has more than 100 (full-time and visiting) members on its teaching faculty from all over the world, and it carries out advanced technical education and research for students on its graduate school courses|
|∗Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi
|Republic of Turkey||An exchange agreement was concluded with the Maritime Faculty.
The Maritime Faculty is a historic institution whose predecessor was the Merchant Navy Boarding School founded in 1884 in Tuzla City, Istanbul Province. The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) was established in November 1999 through a joint proposal with this Faculty.
|Cardiff University||United Kingdom||An exchange agreement was concluded with the Cardiff Business School, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Engineering.
Founded in 1883, Cardiff University conducts education and research in a wide range of fields including the humanities, the natural sciences, the physical sciences, the health sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences, and its graduates are active in diverse areas. It also focuses on lifelong education.
|Université de Strasbourg||Republic of France||This is a large-scale public university with its main site located in Strasbourg, France, with over 40,000 students and around 2,600 faculty members. It is also a historic university, with its predecessor academy being established in 1566 and it awarding university degree qualifications from 1621. From 1968 to 2008, it was divided into 3 universities, but they were reintegrated in 2009, which brings it up to the present day.|
|∗Institut National des Sciences Appliquées LYON
|Republic of France||An exchange agreement was concluded alongside the agreements with other Kobe University graduate schools (Graduate School of Engineering and Graduate School of System Informatics)
It is a university specializing in engineering located in Lyon, France. Its features include around 40% of its students are women and around 30% are international students, and it offers five year engineering education courses on campus.
|∗University of Rijeka||Republic of Croatia||An agreement was concluded with the Faculty of Maritime Studies of this university.
The Faculty of Maritime Studies is a historic faculty that began in the late 1800s as a school for sailors. It has approximately 100 teaching faculty members (of who, 15 are professors) and around 1,800 students (there are approximately 20,000 students in the entire university).
|Robert Gordon University||United Kingdom||Robert Gordon University is located in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. Robert Gordon's Institute of Technology began to conduct increasing amounts of research and provide degree-level education. Finally, it became a university in 1992. The university is comprised of 11 schools, and has 17,000 students. Also, it includes the Oil & Gas Centre which researches in marine resources like offshore oil and gas, and educates engineers with the higher standards.|
|∗Shanghai Maritime University
|People's Republic of China||It predecessor was the Shipping Section established in Shanghai Industrial College in 1909, and it was founded as SMU in 1959. Currently, it is a comprehensive university conducting education and research in marine logistics technologies and engineering, specializing in economics and management, business administration, economics, law, the liberal arts, and the sciences.|
|∗Dalian Maritime University
|People's Republic of China||Its predecessor was the Shipping Section of the Shanghai Industrial College (founded in 1909), the same as Shanghai Maritime University. It was named DMU in 1994 (up to that point it had been Dalian Marine College, established in 1953). Today, it is a comprehensive university specializing in the maritime transport field comprised of 16 organizations (graduate schools, centers, etc.)|
|∗Shanghai Jiao Tong University
|People's Republic of China||An agreement was concluded with the School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering, and the School of Mechanical Engineering.
The School of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Civil Engineering conducts education and research in the fields of shipbuilding engineering, ocean engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, construction, international ship management, and harbor and coastal engineering, and the School of Mechanical Engineering in the fields of mechanical engineering and automation, power and energy engineering, production engineering and logistics engineering, nuclear science and systems engineering, and aerospace engineering.
|∗Ocean University of China
|People's Republic of China||An exchange agreement was concluded with the Ocean Development Research Institute in this university.
It is a comprehensive university founded in 1924 in Qingdao City, China, that emphasizes the scientific fields of oceanography and fisheries science. Its total number of students, including undergraduate, postgraduate, and adult-learner students, is in excess of 45,000 students, and its approximately 3,000 faculty members provide them with education and research guidance.
|∗Korea Maritime and Ocean University
|Republic of Korea||It as national university in Busan, South Korea, that is the leading institution in South Korea specializing in the marine and maritime fields (in 2013, its name was changed from Korea Maritime University to Korea Maritime and Ocean University). Today, it not only trains seafarers, but also provides advanced education and research through its undergraduate courses in fields such as the maritime sciences, marine sciences and engineering, engineering, and international relations, and offers graduate school courses in maritime industry, marine sciences and engineering, and education.|
|∗Kunsan National University
|Republic of Korea||It is a national university established in 1979 in Kunsan City, South Korea, and it is a comprehensive university comprised of six faculties in the humanities, the arts, the social sciences, the natural sciences, engineering, and the maritime sciences. The graduate school offers two types of courses, general courses and specialist courses, with the general courses including courses on the humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and the arts and physical education, and the specialist courses including courses on industrial science, management administration, and pedagogy.|
|∗Mokpo National Maritime University
|Republic of Korea||It is a university specializing in maritime education in Mokpo City, which is on the south coast of South Korea. Its predecessor was the Mokpo Fisheries and Marine High School established in 1950. Subsequently, it became an institution training crew for merchant ships, and today, it conducts education and research from its departments of computer engineering, ship ocean engineering, environmental engineering and biotechnology, and marine civil engineering.|
|∗National Taiwan Ocean University
|Taiwan||It was founded as a university in 1953 with a single maritime-related faculty. Today, it has seven faculties of maritime sciences and management, life sciences, ocean science and resources, engineering, electrical engineering and computer sciences, and humanities and social sciences.|
|∗National Kaohsiung Marine University of Science and Technology
|Taiwan||Exchange agreements were concluded with this university's College of Management, College of Maritime Affairs, and College of Ocean Engineering.
The university was established in 1948 to promote the economy of and trade in Kaohsiung City in southern Taiwan. It has four departments in electronic communication engineering, microelectronics engineering, marine environment engineering, and naval architecture and ocean engineering and technology.
|∗Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
|Republic of Indonesia||This is an engineering university established in Surabaya City, Indonesia in 1960, which today has five faculties in mathematics and the natural sciences, industrial technology, civil engineering and planning, marine technology, and information technology.|
|Republic of Indonesia||An exchange agreement was concluded alongside the agreement with the Faculty of Natural Sciences, Kobe University.
This university in Lampung Province on the southern tip of Sumatra was founded in 1965 and it established graduate school courses in 1999.
|The University of Danang||Socialist Republic of Vietnam||This comprehensive university began in 1975 as a training and research institute, before being established as a university in 1994. It has approximately 92,000 students and 1,400 faculty members, making it the largest university in the central region of Vietnam.|
|∗Burapha University||Kingdom of Thailand||An exchange agreement was concluded with the Faculty of Logistics.
This is public, compressive university, whose predecessor, Bangsaen Educational College, was founded in 1955. Currently, it has 22 faculties and offers 16 Master's course and 15 Doctor's course, and it has more than 46,000 students.
|University of the Philippines
|Republic of the Philippines||An exchange agreement was concluded with this university's Diliman School, together with its agreement with other Kobe University faculties.
The University of the Philippines is a national university founded in 1908 and it is the top ranked university within the Philippines, consisting of about 4,000 faculty members, approximately 53,000 students, 10 campus, and 1 open university.
|∗Jeju National University||Republic of Korea||Jeju National University is the sole national university in Jeju. The university's undergraduate offerings are divided among 12 colleges. There are 6 graduate schools, and 3 professional graduate schools as well. The university has 9,700 undergraduate students and 1,600 graduate students. The College of Ocean Sciences set goals for studying, educating and developing the theories and their applications in the ocean sciences, including the understanding of the marine environment, the use and development of marine resources, and the use and conservation of marine space. It has also worked to contribute to the advancement of local, national, and international communities by nurturing talented individuals.|
|Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta||Republic of Indonesia||Established in 1981, Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta is a higher educational institution located in Central Java, Indonesia. The university has 12 faculties, 24,000 undergraduates and 1,000 postgraduates, 600 administrative staff as well. The Faculty of Geography is the center of educational and development of geography which has the advantage of remote sensing technology and geographic information systems. Also, it empowers the communities through the training, consultation, counselling, guidance, and assistance in solving various regional development problems.|