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GAO International Seminar

2016-2-4 (Thu) 13:00 -

Toward Holistic College Admissions: The Cases from American, English and Japanese Universities

In today's society, it has become necessary for universities to shift to an admissions process that multilaterally and comprehensively evaluates applicants' ability, motivation, and aptitude. At this seminar, we'll learn from examples of universities from Japan, the UK, and the US who are taking the initiatives to perform these multifaceted, comprehensive admissions evaluations, as well as discuss the challenges and outlook facing admissions at Japanese universities going forward.

Time and Date

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 - 13:00~17:00


Osaka University Hall, Osaka University Toyonaka Campus

Organized by

Global Admissions Office


Dr. Christopher P. Ferguson (Vice President and Dean of Admissions, Drexel University, Philadelphia)
Dr. Samina Khan (Director of the Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach, Oxford University)
Prof. Toshihiko Sugihara (Director, Admission Center, Hiroshima University)
Prof. Atsuhiro Hayashi (Faculty of Arts and Science, Kyushu University)


13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
13:05-13:30 Overviews and Trends of University Admissions in Japan and Osaka University

• Overviews and Trends of University Admissions in the U.S.
• Admissions Practices in Drexel University
• Question-Answer Session


• Overviews and Trends of University Admissions in the U.K.
• Admissions Practices in Oxford University
• Question-Answer Session

15:30-15:50 Break
15:50-16:20 Admissions Practices in Kyushu University
16:20-16:50 Admissions Practices in Hiroshima University
16:50-17:00 Question-Answer Session
Closing Remarks

For more information about the symposium and how to register, please visit the following URL.:

You can apply to attend this seminar from the URL above at any time until February 3, 2016.
We ask for your cooperation in registering to attend this seminar in order to smoothly manage the venue.


Closest Stations: Ishibashi Station (Hankyu Takarazuka Line)
Shibahara Station (Osaka Monorail)



Global Admissions Office, Osaka University
TEL: 06-6850-5943
Email: kokusai-gakusei-gao[at]
*Please replace [at] with @ when contacting this address.

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