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.


Review Meeting (2015)

A review meeting for the 2015 EuroPhilosophie Hosei Program was held on 26 June in classroom 701 of Boissonade Tower, Hosei University.

This was preceded by lunch at the staff club on 25th floor of the same tower. As this was the last mealtime that all the participating students and Japanese student assistants would spend together, it was a time for laughs as we talked about our plans for the future, as well as a time of sadness as we bade our farewells.

At lunch

During the review meeting, chaired by Professor Shin Abiko of Hosei University who is also the Japanese team leader for the program, we exchanged opinions, in some detail, on aspects of the classes and aspects of life in Japan. The students participating in the Hosei Program, were, on the whole, satisfied with the interesting content of the lectures, and would have liked to have learnt more about Japanese philosophy and thought. On aspects of daily life, they seem to have each spent a rewarding time in Japan. We hope to be able to put into effect next year the several things ascertained from everyone on this occasion.

Scene of the review meeting
Everyone together

The Program has again come to a successful conclusion this year. Through studying Western philosophy together, whilst sharing close experiences of everyday life, I believe we achieved real cultural exchange across our nations. I would like to reiterate our gratitude towards the teaching staff who came from near and far - and abroad - to offer their lectures. We look forward to everyone's support again next year.