KUBS Signs International Partnership Agreement with Hitotsubashi University in Japan
Jan 16, 2018
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KUBS Signs International Partnership Agreement with Hitotsubashi University in Japan

Korea University Business School (Dean=Professor Soo Young Kwon) signed a five-year international partnership agreement with Graduate School of Commerce and Management Hitotsubashi University (一橋大学).

The signing ceremony was held at Hitotsubashi University, situated in Tokyo, Japan, on January 9. Nearly 80 professors, including △KUBS Dean Soo Young Kwon, △Associate Dean Jaehwan Kim, △Associate Dean Jong-Ho Lee, △Associate Dean Kyung Sam Park, △Professor Toyohiko Hachiya, Dean of Graduate School, △Professor Koichiro Takaoka, △Professor Tomoyuki Shimanuki, △Professor Kazuhiro Tanaka, and △Professor Hironori Fukukawa, graced the occasion with their presence.

The agreement was made to foster advancement in academic pursuits and research in the business field. KUBS aims to explore exchange and research opportunities with Hitotsubashi University. 
The scope of partnership includes joint research projects, exchange of scholars, seminars, and more. The Student Exchange Program is open to undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students. Each school can send up to two students per year to study abroad at the other school. Exchange students are allowed to stay either one semester or up to one year. 

Founded in 1875 by Arinori Mori, Hitotsubashi University began as the Institute for Business Training (商法講習所). The university has an elite student body of around 5,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students. As widely recognized in the field of commerce, Hitotsubashi University used to be named Tokyo Commercial School.
“I hope both schools will be able to share each other’s strengths and march toward a brighter future,” KUBS Dean Kwon said. “We will actively support our partnership with Hitotsubashi University to thrive academic exchange and research opportunities.”