Message from the members of Internatioanal Center, UOEH

"This center was established in April 2012, and it reaches its fifth anniversary this year. Our mission is to promote international collaborations in the medical field, especially in the field of occupational health adhering to the university principles.


Our roles are:

(1) Organization and implementation of international exchange affairs

(2) Cooperation with overseas universities / institutes in education, research and medicine

(3) Academic exchange with overseas universities / institutes including the organization of collaborative research, training courses and academic meetings

(4) Organization of student exchange programs as a part of education and training courses

(5) Provision of technical assistance to overseas counterparts in the field of occupational health, assistance to the implementation of consultation programs

(6) Advisement and necessary support for international students, faculty and staff

as well as other necessary matters for the promotion of international exchange affairs.


Since we are the single, unique university in the world focusing on pursuing occupational health, we believe in our exceptional value. We hope to assist in the successful careers of our graduates, and to promote the intellectual strengths which we have accumulated through our history."

                                   Toshiaki Higashi





"Having studied in the U.S. 20 years after I graduated from my university, I would like to emphasize that you should have international experience as young and early as possible. I encourage our students, researchers and doctors to have more international experiences. I would like to assist them as much as I can. Since 2013, I am in charge of the Medical Education Exchange Program which is the exchange program with two Korean universities and one Taiwanese college. I am glad to see the students getting deep understanding of each other through the program."

                                   Hajime Urano

                                   Vice Director




"I am pleased to work for the International Center starting September 2017. I have developed my carrier in the international matters of occupational safety and health, and skills development. Globalization is going on even in the field of occupational health such as Occupational Safety and Health Management System. I am happy if I could contribute to fostering global experts on occupational health by planning and implementing international exchange/cooperation programs which the only UOEH can offer." 

                                                                                                                               Yoshiyuki Fukuzawa

                                                                                                                               Advisory and Acting Manager