“Course Jukebox (CJ)” is a system where the University of Tsukuba and Campus-in-Campus (CiC) partner universities provide and share courses.
Prior to studying abroad, similar to browsing through songs in a jukebox, students can search for courses that suit their specialties and interests and make their own course plan.
Course Jukebox has the list of courses from each CiC partner university accepted and available for exchange students. There is a variety of courses on language and culture, as well as specialized courses in various fields.
On the ‘Courses’ page, you can search for courses by selecting the desired language, subject and course period.
Credit systems vary by country, region and university. On the ‘Credit Transfer’ page, you can check the international credit transfer system and the credit system of each CiC partner university. Please refer to this information for transferring credits.
The University of Tsukuba and CiC partner universities offer ‘Double Degree Programs’ (programs where each partner university confers a degree to qualified students) and ‘Joint Degree Programs’ (programs where partner universities jointly confer a single degree to qualified students). Courses in these programs are for students enrolled in those programs, however some of the courses are also open to short-term international students.
On the ‘Degree Programs’ page, you can check the programs established in cooperation between the University of Tsukuba and CiC Partner Universities.
Please check the following link if you are also interested in programs established in cooperation between the University of Tsukuba and other partner universities.
Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Initiative
Course Jukebox is part of a bigger University of Tsukuba’s project, named the Top Global University Project and the Campus-in-Campus (CiC) Initiative. UT is one of the thirteen universities (out of 104 universities that had applied) that was awarded a ten-year multimillion dollar funding from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan’s project in 2014. UT launched the CiC Initiative with a goal to create a “transborder” research and education environment by overcoming disciplinary, institutional, and national barriers. Based on the CiC concept, UT and its partners share campuses, educational and research resources with the purpose to foster a transborder environment where students, faculty members and administrative staff can communicate and cooperate smoothly, surpassing institutional barriers. We establish our virtual “campus” in partner universities’ physical campuses and have our partners establish theirs in our campus to facilitate smooth mobility among the partners. UT aims at establishing partnerships based on the CiC Initiative with at least 13 universities worldwide by the end of AY 2023.
Currently, there are eleven CiC partner universities, including the University of Tsukuba, University of Bordeaux (France), National Taiwan University (Taiwan), University of São Paulo (Brazil), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (Malaysia), Université Grenoble Alpes (France), Ohio State University (US), Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (Kazakhstan), University of California, Irvine (US), and Utrecht University (Netherlands). The last two are CiC research partners and, as such, they take part only in the research component of the CiC scheme.
The main tasks within the CiC Initiative’s are as following:
- Co-creation of educational curriculum and sharing courses through the Course Jukebox system.
- Sharing labs, research and educational resources with world-class institutions outside Japan through collaborative research and joint appointment of researchers and staff.
- Deepening collaboration with research institutions in Tsukuba Science City, International Baccalaureate (IB) high schools, and Super Global high schools.
- Establishing multilateral network of universities with the ultimate goal of creating a “transborder” research and education environment.
- Promoting mobility of students, faculty members and administrative staff within (and beyond) the network of CiC partner universities.