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.



ERASMUS stands for "The European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students". The ERASMUS Program is a program aimed at promoting student exchange which transcends EU country boundaries. Established in 1987, it offered scholarships to students for one-year study abroad at universities in other countries within the EU. By having students experience life amongst foreign culture, and learn in different languages, it supported the nurturing of "European" human resources. During the first 20 years, over two million students experienced study abroad thanks to this system, and that has had a large impact on the shape of EU society and culture.