Hosei Erasmus Mundus Program Euro Pholosophy

Hosei Erasmus Mundus Program, Euro Pholosophy - Over the two academic years 2008-9 and 2009-10 at Hosei University, classes for the first semester of "Euro Philosophy", an EU Erasmus Mundus Master Program, have taken the form of one-month intensive lecture series. This is the first instance in Japan of administering such a large-scale intensive lecture series within the Erasmus Mundus Master Program.


About Europhilosophie

"Europhilosophie" is an Erasmus Mundus Master Program consisting of education chiefly in German and French philosophy. In the main it handles the following three fields: (1) German classical philosophy, from Kant and German idealism to Marx, Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. (2) French modern philosophy, from Maine de Biran through Bergson to Foucault and Deleuze. (3) German and French phenomenology. "Euro Philosophy" was formed through a consortium of the seven universities inside EU listed below, and started accepting students, including non-EU, in 2007. From 2008 it established cooperation with three non-EU universities including Hosei University, and operates its degree course at the ten universities.

[7 Universities inside EU]
France: University of Toulouse II; Belgium: University of Louvain; Germany: University of Munich, University of Wuppertal, University of Bochum; University of Luxembourg; Czech Republic: University of Prague.
[3 Universities outside EU]
Japan: Hosei University; America: University of Memphis; Brazil: University of San Carlos

At present, there are 22 students (including one Japanese) from 14 countries worldwide studying on this program who entered in 2010, and 23 students (including one Japanese) from 16 countries who entered in 2011. Students spend all four semesters of the two years studying at three different universities inside and outside EU.The languages used in class are German and French, and proficiency in both languages is required by participating students.

As a result of creating the "Euro Philosophy" Hosei University Program, our students are able to learn alongside overseas students, and we hope they will gain specialist knowledge whilst experiencing other cultures.