CAMPUS Asia Program
CAMPUS Asia Program
  • CAMPUS Asia Program
  • Fudan
  • Kobe
  • Selection Procedure

Promoting Risk Management Expertise in East Asia

The Department of International Studies aims to educate and train specialists in analyzing and evaluating international affairs, actively incorporating a variety of socio-political and economic perspectives. The current emphasis is on the following intellectual themes:

The Great East Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11th, 2011 and the ensuing accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant showed that natural disasters and nuclear risks have significant influence across borders. By the same token, currency crises or security risks in a country result in cross-border risks, thereby necessitating intra and inter-regional collaboration. However, experts on cross-border risk analysis and management are woefully lacking.

The objective of this project is to train graduate students to become ‘risk management experts’ who can deal with the global issues by establishing the cooperative framework among Fudan University in China, Korea University in South Korea, and Kobe University in Japan. This project also aims to cultivate the experts with advanced knowledge and skills in political, economic, and social issues in each country as well as at global context. The graduates also will be able to obtain skills with multidisciplinary background that can fit in international cooperation and development. The Program is supported by the Ministry of Education of each nation, Korea, Japan and China.

Through the implementation of the project, graduate students at the three universities will benefit, and most of them will obtain dual degrees relevant to risk analysis and management. In order to achieve the project objectives, the consortium will review the current curriculum to meet the demand of human resource requirements in risk analysis and management. This consortium will also expand the network to include other internship organizations.


CAMPUS ASIA Program at Fudan University


Student Exchange/ Dual Degree Program

 Fudan University



  • A Chinese University established in Shanghai, 1905
  • Among the top-three universities in China
  • Comprehensive Research University
  • The most international campus in China with over 6,000 international students


School of International Relations and Public Affairs



  • FUDAN SIRPA homepage :
  • Established in 2000
  • Its origin got back to 1924 when the political science department was established at FudanUniversity
  • Three departments: International Relations, Political Science, and Public Administration, withclose to 70 full-time faculty members
  • Major: International relations; International politics; Diplomacy; Public Administration; PublicPolicy; Political sciences
  • Recruit 150 undergraduate students, 70 MA, 30 PhD students every year (200 MPA students)
  • Classes are conducted in Chinese or English

Course and Graduation Requirements of the MA Program in Public Management at Fudan University

1. For students to get the MPM degree at Fudan, they have to get at least 30 course credits and

pass the thesis defense.

2. Credit transfer for double degree students from KOREA University

2.1. The maximum number of credit transfer is 10.

2.2. For basic courses, China issues and governance, specialty courses, and Chinese language

courses, credit transfer is only possible for equivalent courses agreed upon by the partner


2.3. For elective courses, credit transfer does not require equivalence between the courses.

Course module Courses Credits Semester
Basic courses(required) Public management theoriesPublic economics 33 FallFall
China issues andgovernance (required) Chinese politicsChinese public administration 33 FallSpring
Specialty courses(8 credits required) Emergency management in ChinaChina's environmental policy and sustainable developmentE-government and ChinaPublic Innovation, Technology Integration and New Public OperationSeminars on Chinese public management 22222 FallSpringFallSpringSpring
Elective courses(10 credits required) Grassroots Democracy and Social Movement in ChinaChinese Modern HistoryPolitical Economy of East AsiaInternational Relations in East AsiaChina-EU RelationsResearch Methods of Political ScienceChina's Foreign Economic PoliciesChinese language 2222232* FallFallFallFallFallFallSpringFall and Spring

CAMPUS ASIA Program at Kobe University


Student Exchange/ Dual Degree Program

History of Kobe University



  • 1902 Establishment of Kobe Higher Commercial School
  • 1929 Kobe University of Commerce
  • 1944 Kobe University of Economics
  • 1949 Seven schools were brought together to become Kobe University
  • 14 Graduate Schools: Humanities, Intercultural Studies, Human Development andEnvironment, Law, Economics, Business Administration, Science, Medicine, Health Sciences,Engineering, System Informatics, Agricultural Sciences, Maritime Sciences, InternationalCooperation Studies (Research Center for Urban Safety and Security)

Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies



  • Kobe GSICS homepage:
  • CAMPUS Asia Program:
  • The Experience and Teaching from big Disasters caused by 1995 Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
  • Master of Economics, Master of Int’l Studies, Master of Laws, Master of Political Science
  • Lectures and seminars that cover a wide range of social science such as Economics, Law,Politics, Educational Development, Development Management, IR and more
  • Lectures and Seminars on urban engineering and Environmental Health Science Course:Special Courses for Development Policy
  • English Course and Japanese Course: taught in English)
  • The Ratio of International Students: 30-40%

Course Offering



  • Course Subjects related to Economics(2-21)
  • Course Subjects related to Law, Politics and International Relations(2-38)
  • Common Course Subjects(Methods/Internship, etc., 2-4)
  • For students to get the degree at Kobe, they have to get at least 30 course credits (including 8credits of thesis seminar) and pass the thesis defense.

Examples of Courses Offered

Urban Engineering Security Studies
Urban and Regional PlanningGlobal Challenge of Disaster ReductionGlobal Environmental Engineering Transnational RelationsInternational Security StudiesPolitical Development
Development Management Development Economics
Development ManagementSpecial Lecture on Development ManagementHuman Resource DevelopmentAid Administration Development Economics IDevelopment Economics IIEconomic Cooperation StudiesNatural Resource and Environmental Economics
Public Health Internship
International Public HealthStudy of Infectious DiseasesEpidemiology and Public Hygiene

Selection Procedure


  • Mar / Sep: KUGSIS interview to nominate candidates to each partner institutions
  • Apr-May / Oct-Nov: Application submission to the host institution
  • May-Jun/ Nov-Dec: Application evaluation by Admission Committee
  • Jul-Aug / Jan-Feb: Admission Letter issued and application for the student visa
  • Sep~ / Mar~ : Study Abroad as an Exchange / Dual Degree CAMPUS Asia Student
  • Dual Degree programs for Kobe/Fudan are only available in Fall semester. (Recruitment is done every Spring semester.)
China Japan
Institution [Exchange]
[Dual Degree]
[Dual Degree]
Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Language in use English English English English
Number of exchange students 2~3 2~3 2~3 2~3
maximum exchange period one semester (fall or spring) two semesters from September two semesters from September one semester
Eligibility Only KOREAN (as a funding institution, The Korean Ministry of Education decided that only KOREAN can participate in this program.) Only KOREAN (as a funding institution, The Korean Ministry of Education decided that only KOREAN can participate in this program.)
Eligibility (minimum study at KUGSIS before participating exchange program) NA NA
minimum GPA NA NA
Language Requirements Applicant from non-English speaking country: TOEFL (an IBT score of 90 or higher) or IELTS (a score of 6.5 or higher) NA
Courses Curriculum taught in English: Curriculum taught in English:
Student Support such as Housing monthly allowance (around CNY 1,700) and free housing from Fudan University (Students' Office of Fudan University, at monthly allowance (80,000yen) and free housing from Japan ministry of education through Kobe University.
Term Dates Fall: September-the following January; Spring: February-July Spring: 4/1-9/30 Fall: 10/1-3/30

If you are eligible and interested in the program, please contact CAMPUS Asia office, International Hall, Room 116 or