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The University of Tokyo

Japan, 〒113-8654 Tokyo, Bunkyo, Hongo, 7 Chome−3−1/ 8133.812.2111/

The University of Tokyo, abbreviated as Todai or UTokyo, is a public research university located in Bunkyo, Tokyo, often cited as the most prestigious university in Japan. The university has 10 faculties with a total of around 30,000 students, 2,100 of whom are foreign. Its five campuses are in Hongō, Komaba, Kashiwa, Shirokane and Nakano. It is the first of Japan's National Seven Universities.



National University of Singapore (NUS)

21 Lower Kent Ridge Rd, Singapore 119077/ 6565.166.666/

The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS) is an autonomous university in Singapore. Founded in 1905, it is the oldest institute of higher learning (IHL) in Singapore, as well as the largest university in the country in terms of student enrolment and curriculum offered. NUS is a research-intensive, comprehensive university with an entrepreneurial dimension. NUS is ranked as Asia's top university in both the QS World University Rankings and the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in 2016.


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Peking University

5 Yiheyuan Rd, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100080/ 8610.6275.1201/

Peking University, is a major Chinese research university located in Beijing and a member of the C9 League. It is the first modern national university established in China, founded as the Imperial University of Peking in 1898 as a replacement of the ancient Taixue or Guozijian, or Imperial Academy.Growing out of the Teaching & Research Section of Arts constructed in 1986 and Department of Art Studies set up in 1997,the School of Arts of Peking University was founded in January 11, 2006. Its present dean, Professor Ye Lang, a senior professor of philosophy and social sciences of the university, is a renowned aesthetician. The art education has a long tradition in Peking Univeristy. Mr. Cai Yuan-pei, when served the post of president of the university, actively promoted aesthetic and art education. In January, 1917, he assumed office and set out to popularize aesthetic education.


Kyoto University

Yoshidahonmachi, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 606-8501, Japan/ 8175.753.7531/

Kyoto University is a national university in Kyoto, Japan. It is the second oldest Japanese university, one of Asia's highest ranked universities and one of Japan's National Seven Universities. One of Asia’s leading research-oriented institutions, Kyoto University is famed for producing world-class researchers, including ten Nobel Prize laureates (including Shin'ichirō Tomonaga) two Fields medalists and one Gauss Prize winner.


University of Hong Kong (HKU)

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong/ 8523.917.8977 /

The Faculty of Arts, as an internationally renowned and leading humanities faculty, strives to attract and nurture outstanding scholars and students from around the world through excellence and innovation in teaching and learning, research, and knowledge exchange. As one of the flagship faculties of the University, the Faculty of Arts contributes to the advancement of knowledge about the arts and to the betterment of society. It nurtures leaders who are committed to making significant contributions to the development of Hong Kong, the region, and the world at large.


Seoul National University (SNU)

1 Gwanak-ro, Daehak-dong, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 8228.805.114/

Seoul National University is a national research university located in Seoul, South Korea, and was founded in 1946. Seoul National University is widely considered to be the most prestigious university in the country. Seoul National University holds a memorandum of understanding with over 700 academic institutions in 40 countries, the World Bank, and a general academic exchange program with the University of Pennsylvania. The Graduate School of Business offers dual master's degrees with Duke University, ESSEC Business School, and Peking University, double-degrees with the MIT Sloan School of Management and Yale School of Management, and MBA-, MS-, and PhD-candidate exchange programs with universities in ten countries on four continents.


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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Sino Building, Chung Chi Rd, Sha Tin, Hong Kong/ 852.3943.7000/

As a top university in Hong Kong and Asia, The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) aims to nurture students with both specialized knowledge and wisdom for life. The Faculty of Arts enjoys a unique reputation for integrating Eastern and Western learning, teaching and research. It effects dialogue within the humanities and pioneers research across disciplines. The Faculty comprises 11 departments and two language centres. 14 undergraduate programmes and 19 programmes at master's degree level are on offer. All Departments offer research programmes on M.Phil. and Ph.D. levels.


National Taiwan University (NTU) - College of Liberal Arts

No. 1, Section 4, Roosevelt Rd, Da’an District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10617/ 8862.3366.3988/

Taiwan University has 11 colleges and three professional colleges, a total of about 54 departments, 109 research institutes, and another more than 30 academic fields of national or school-level research center, is Taiwan's largest comprehensive the University. The total number of students now has more than 33,000 people, of which nearly 18,000 University, more than 15,000 graduate students, the ratio of one to one, has been successfully transformed into research universities.


Tsinghua University

30 Shuangqing Rd, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China/ 8610.6279.8959/

Tsinghua University is a research university located in Beijing, China, established in 1911. With strong research and training, Tsinghua University is consistently ranked as one of the top academic institutions in China, alongside Peking University. As of 2003, Tsinghua University has 12 colleges and 48 departments, 41 research institutes, 35 research centers, and 167 laboratories, including 15 national key laboratories. The Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University is preceded by the Central Academy of Arts & Design. The Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University has cultivated a large number of art and design professionals, with 8,442 bachelor’s degree graduates, 1,085 master’s degrees graduates and 143 PhD degrees graduates.

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Fudan University

220 Handan Rd, WuJiaoChang, Yangpu Qu, Shanghai Shi, China, 200433/ 8621.6564.2222/

Fudan University, located in Shanghai, China, is one of the most prestigious and selective universities in China; It is consistently ranked in the world's top 100 most academic universities. It is also a member in the C9 League. Fuda8621.6564.2222n University enrolls over 45,000, including full-time students and students in continuing education and online education. Additionally, there are nearly 1,760 students from overseas, ranking second nationally.


Waseda University

Japan, 〒169-8050 Tokyo, Shinjuku, Totsukamachi, 1 Chome/ 8133.2034.141/

Waseda University’s Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences—comprising a two-year master’s program and a three-year doctoral program—is Japan’s largest graduate program in the humanities, consisting of a wide range of specialties including philosophy, psychology, sociology, literature, history and the arts. Since its reorganization as a graduate school over a half century ago, it has continued unceasing efforts in academic studies and in sending out the results of its research.


Beijing Normal University

19 Xinjiekou Outer St, BeiTaiPingZhuang, Haidian Qu, Beijing Shi, China, 100875/ 8610.5880.6183/

For more than 90 years, the School of the Arts & Communication (SAC) of Beijing Normal University (BNU) has drawn on the vast resources of China’s capital Beijing and BNU to create an extraordinary training ground for the individual artist and scholar of the arts. Our undergraduates learn their skills and sharp their mind in a spirited, dynamic changing environment that combines the professional training of a conservatory with the liberal arts education of a major research university. The School has established the first Ph.D. level graduate program of filmology for this country. SAC covers all subject area of arts and communication recognized by Ministry of Education in China.


Yonsei University

50 Yonsei-ro, Sinchon-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 8215.991.885/

The history of the College of Liberal Arts traces its history to 1915 with the inauguration of the Department of Liberal Arts. In 1917 the department of Liberal Arts transformed into the Division of Liberal Arts and in 1950 it became the College of Liberal Arts. At present the College of Liberal Arts encompasses ten important liberal arts departments: Korean Language and Literature, Chinese Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, History, Philosophy, Library and Information and Psychology. In addition to the majors offered by the departments, interdisciplinary majors that anticipate new trends in academia are also available in the College.



Korea University

145 Anam-ro, Anam-dong, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 8223.2901.114/

Those who have visited Korea University College of Literature are now faced with the maturity of Korea University 110 years of tradition and 70 years of college of culture. And you have stood in the context of this tradition, created a new culture, and became a leading and participant to lead the future society. Therefore, we are trying to identify and fulfill the challenges of the College of Education toward the future. First of all, our colleges and universities will be the central axis in practicing the ancient spirit of freedom, justice and truth.


City University of Hong Kong

83 Tat Chee Ave, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong/ 8523.4427.654/

In keeping with CityU’s mission, CLASS builds and sustains a reputation as a leading centre for the study of humanities and social sciences in Asia. CLASS actively cultivates multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration, promotes knowledge production, encourages community service and involvement, and engages with academic, professional, and policy-related debates, at local, national and international levels. Through these activities CLASS challenges staff and students to be creative and responsive to local, national, and international needs and aspirations.


Nanyang Technological University

50 Nanyang Ave, Singapore 639798/ 6567.911.744/

oung and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked 13th globally (QS World University Ranking 2016). It is also the world’s top young university. The university has colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up jointly with Imperial College London. NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education, S Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore, and Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering.


Sungkyunkwan University

25-2 Sungkyunkwan-ro, Myeongnyun 3(sam)ga, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea/ 8227.600.114/

The College of Liberal Arts, formerly the College of Humanities, was co-founded with the establishment of the modern SKKU in 1946. As the center of liberal arts and humanity education, the college is dedicated to delivering an outstanding academic experience.The college aims to cultivate students with an understanding of humanity and society, through various lectures and research in the area of humanities, in addition to training experts in the practical command of foreign languages and knowledge in the humanities, according to the age of globalization. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 10 departments and 8 interdisciplinary programs which offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees.


Jawaharlal Nehru University

New Mehrauli Road, Munirka, New Delhi, Delhi 110067, India/ 9111.2674.2575/

The School of Arts and Aesthetics has a strong research profile that informs its teaching. Their innovative courses attract students from disciplines like art history, architecture, literature and the social sciences on the one hand and cinema and performance practitioners on the other hand who wish to engage with the theoretical and historical context of the arts. Its teaching fulfils research and employment needs within the wider domain of culture, media, Indian heritage and the arts. It is one of the few places in India that offers post-graduate degree courses in the theoretical and critical study of the cinematic, visual and performing arts. Moreover, it is the only place in India where these disciplines are offered in one integrated programme that allows students to understand the individual arts in relation to one another as well as in a broader context of history, sociology, politics, semiotics, gender and cultural studies. The three streams of study offered at the school are Visual Studies, Theatre and Performance Studies and Cinema Studies.

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Osaka University

Japan, 〒565-0871 Osaka Prefecture, Suita, Yamadaoka/ 8166.8775.111/

Osaka University, or Handai, is a national university located in Osaka, Japan. It is the sixth oldest university in Japan as the Osaka Prefectural Medical College, and one of Japan's National Seven Universities. Numerous prominent scientists have worked at Osaka University such as the Nobel Laureate in Physics Hideki Yukawa. It is the 4th best ranked higher education institution in Japan (96th worldwide) in 2016 by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.


Keio University

2 Chome-15-45 Mita, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 108-8345, Japan/ 8135.4271.517/

Keio University is playing a leading role in the academic world, attracting highly talented students and researchers from home and abroad. Looking ahead, it endeavors to make further contributions to society, strengthen its international reputation, and solidify its position as a world-leading research university.