Committees

Joint Steering Committee

The joint steering committee monitors the quality of the joint degree program, delivers the annual report and handles all necessary negotiations between Kyoto University and Heidelberg University (e.g., agreement concerning selected candidates, amendments to the program memorandum of understanding).

The committee consists of six members, three for each partner institution, and meets regularly once per semester as well as in preparation of student selection.

The members of the committee are:
HIRATA Shōji – GSL Program Director
Björn-Ole KAMM – GSL Program Coordinator
ASATO Wako – GSL Program Associate Professor
Harald FUESS – HCTS Program Coordinator
Monica JUNEJA – HCTS Professor and MATS Examination Board Chair
Christian FÖRSTER – HCTS Program Startup Professor

Annual Reports
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GSL Transcultural Studies Joint Degree Program Steering Committee

The Graduate School of Letters Transcultural Studies Joint Degree Program Steering Committee consists of the faculty in charge of the JDTS at Kyoto University, the director of the Office for the Promotion of International Exchange (OPIX), and other personnel considered necessary.

As per its Implementation Guideline, the responsibilities of the committee are:

  • the organization of the study program, including
  • planning and monitoring of the course offering;
  • allocation of available funds e.g. for teaching assignments;
  • selection of applications for the program;
  • grading certification for the program;
  • informing students and faculty of its decisions.

The committee meets at least once per semester. The minutes to these meetings are provided below.

Members of the Steering Committee
HIRATA Shōji – GSL Program Director
MATSUDA Motoji – OPIX Director
Björn-Ole KAMM – GSL Program Coordinator
ASATO Wako – GSL Program Associate Professor
Somdev VASUDEVA – GSL Program Associate Professor
DEGUCHI Yasuo – GSL Professor (CATS affiliated staff)
KAIDA Daisuke – GSL Senior Lecturer (International exchange advisor)
UEHARA Mayuko – GSL Professor (International exchange committee)
Mitsuyo WADA-MARCIANO – JGP Special-Appointment Professor

Minutes of the Committee Meetings
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