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For the First Time in the World! Doshisha University Faculty and Graduate school of Law Enter into an Academic Exchange Agreement with the International Criminal Court (The Hague, Netherlands)

Updated Nov. 14, 2019
Doshisha University Faculty and Graduate school of Law (Dean : Prof. Naoshi Takasugi) and the International Criminal Court (hereinafter called the “ICC,” Registrar: Peter Lewis) entered into an Academic Exchange Agreement in order to provide the university’s faculty and graduate school students and teaching staff members with more opportunities to have hands-on experience of legal and diplomatic practices abroad, and thereby improve the quality of the university’s education and research and promote their internationalization. Doshisha University is the first university in the world that has entered into an Academic Exchange Agreement with the ICC. After the conclusion of the Agreement, a wide variety of exchange activities will be conducted, including an internship program for students, cooperative seminars and research projects provided through collaboration between both organizations, acceptance of teaching staff (visiting professional program), and an internship program and research stay for teaching staff. We are determined to promote a close cooperation for the future development of the two organizations.

On November 1, 2019, Prof. Naoshi Takasugi, Dean Faculty and Graduate school of Law, and Christian Mahr, ICC Director of the Division of External Operations within the Registry, attended the signing ceremony of the Agreement held at Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus. Director Mahr said that he was honored to witness the conclusion of the world’s first Academic Exchange Agreement between the ICC and a university. He also mentioned that he was hopeful that this cooperation will allow Doshisha University students to acquire a deeper understanding of the ICC as the first step to increase Japanese people working as ICC staff members. Meanwhile, Dean Takasugi of the Faculty and Graduate school of Law said, “Conscience Education is the origin of Doshisha’s educational philosophy and Liberalism is one of the principles that lie at the heart of our educational philosophy. I believe that these principles have much in common with the ICC’s philosophy. I hope that the conclusion of the Agreement with the ICC will enable our students to acquire a global perspective and help us develop personnel who can contribute to international society.
世界初!同志社大学法学部・法学研究科が国際刑事裁判所(オランダ、ハーグ)と学術交流協定を締結
Doshisha University Faculty and Graduate school of Law (Dean : Prof. Naoshi Takasugi) and the International Criminal Court (hereinafter called the “ICC,” Registrar: Peter Lewis) entered into an Academic Exchange Agreement in order to provide the university’s faculty and graduate school students and teaching staff members with more opportunities to have hands-on experience of legal and diplomatic practices abroad, and thereby improve the quality of the university’s education and research and promote their internationalization. Doshisha University is the first university in the world that has entered into an Academic Exchange Agreement with the ICC. After the conclusion of the Agreement, a wide variety of exchange activities will be conducted, including an internship program for students, cooperative seminars and research projects provided through collaboration between both organizations, acceptance of teaching staff (visiting professional program), and an internship program and research stay for teaching staff. We are determined to promote a close cooperation for the future development of the two organizations.

On November 1, 2019, Prof. Naoshi Takasugi, Dean Faculty and Graduate school of Law, and Christian Mahr, ICC Director of the Division of External Operations within the Registry, attended the signing ceremony of the Agreement held at Doshisha University Imadegawa Campus. Director Mahr said that he was honored to witness the conclusion of the world’s first Academic Exchange Agreement between the ICC and a university. He also mentioned that he was hopeful that this cooperation will allow Doshisha University students to acquire a deeper understanding of the ICC as the first step to increase Japanese people working as ICC staff members. Meanwhile, Dean Takasugi of the Faculty and Graduate school of Law said, “Conscience Education is the origin of Doshisha’s educational philosophy and Liberalism is one of the principles that lie at the heart of our educational philosophy. I believe that these principles have much in common with the ICC’s philosophy. I hope that the conclusion of the Agreement with the ICC will enable our students to acquire a global perspective and help us develop personnel who can contribute to international society.