Overseas Offices

In line with the internationalization strategy of the University of Tsukuba, overseas offices have been established in 12 countries and regions to assist international cooperation activities with educational and research partner institutions of the University while promoting our education and research activities to augment our international reputation.


In April 2015, the University of Tsukuba established the Sao Paulo Office in the campus of the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil. As part of its global strategy, the University of Tsukuba aims to foster cooperation between Japan and countries in Central and South America with Brazil as its base. The Sao Paulo Office aims to develop global leaders in the Pacific Rim towards a "sustainable society" as well as to enhance the university's presence in the region.

The Beijing Office of the University of Tsukuba was established at the JSPS Beijing Office in October 2009. The office aims to recruit excellent Chinese students,  form networks with University of Tsukuba alumni, support students dispatched from the University of Tsukuba,  gather information on and facilitate academic exchanges with Chinese education and research institutions, and promote international collaborations by organizing internships, martial arts programs, Japanese language programs, and short-term Chinese language courses.

Since October 2014, the University of Tsukuba Bonn Office has moved to its current building where the JSPS Bonn Office is also located. Established on December 1, 2009 inside the headquarters of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Bonn, Germany, the Bonn Office aims to support academic and student exchanges between the University of Tsukuba and its partner institutions in Germany and other European countries, as well as engage in activities to recruit excellent students, support researchers and students dispatched from the university, and primarily promote international collaborations with Germany and other European countries. 


The University of Tsukuba Bordeaux Office was established in October 2013 at the University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France, which is a Campus-in-Campus (CiC) partner of the University of Tsukuba. The Office aims to provide support for student exchange programs such as study abroad programs, internships, and summer school programs, as well as to foster academic collaboration with French and other European institutions of higher education and research.


Since 2013, the University of Tsukuba Jakarta Office has been sharing an office with Chiba University at its International Exchange Center on the Universitas Indonesia Campus in Depok, Indonesia. Together with the Ho Chi Minh City Office and the Kuala Lumpur Office of the University of Tsukuba in the Southeast Asian region, the Jakarta Office also has as its mission the task of attracting talented students from the region, establishing an alumni network, introducing Japanese culture and language, and co-developing educational programs with partner universities.


In April 2014, the University of Tsukuba Almaty Office was established at the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Together with the Tashkent Office in the Central Asian region, the mission of the Almaty Office is to promote research in the fields of Japanese language education, Central Asian Studies, and other interdisciplinary areas, to support the publication and dissemination of scholarly articles, and to organize international conferences, symposia, as well as cultural events in both Japan and Kazakhstan.


In December 2013, the University of Tsukuba Kuala Lumpur Office was established in the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology within the premises of the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia in Kuala Lumpur. The Kuala Lumpur Office serves as a base to promote further institutional exchanges in Southeast Asia focusing on the University of Tsukuba's strengths in the fields of environmental science and technology. Bilateral collaborations also aim to further encourage staff and student mobility whether in education or research.


The Tunis Office was the first overseas office established by the University of Tsukuba. It started operating in April 2006 as the North African and Mediterranean Center for Research and Education, a regional center of excellence, inside the Tunisian National Institute of Agronomy in Carthage, a suburb in Tunis. It aims to foster collaboration between Japan and the North African and Mediterranean region through the further promotion of research and education. When the University of Tsukuba was selected as one of the 13 core universities for the Global 30 Project in 2009, the Tunis Office became a regional center offering shared office services to all Japanese universities catering to the whole region of North Africa and the Mediterranean.


The University of Tsukuba Taiwan Office was established at the National Taiwan University (NTU), Taipei, Taiwan. NTU is a Campus-in-Campus (CiC) partner of the University of Tsukuba. A university-level agreement was first signed between the two universities in 2007. To strengthen and extend multidisciplinary education and research cooperation for the development of global human resources, Joint Faculty Conferences have been held. The Taiwan Office is expected to perform a major role in supporting academic and research exchanges and in the development of a “Jukebox” of code-share classes aimed at creating a “Campus-in-Campus” environment with National Taiwan University, a core partner.

United States

The University of Tsukuba Irvine Office was established in June 2014 a year after the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the University of Tsukuba and the University of California, Irvine (UCI), a Campus-in-Campus  (CiC) Research Partner. The Regents of the University of California and the University of Tsukuba entered into an agreement in April 2013 to promote reciprocal interests in teaching and research activities, as well as to enhance understanding of their economic, cultural and social environments. 


On June 1, 2007, the University of Tsukuba established the International Center for Central Asian Research and Education which operates from the Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies in the city of Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Together with the Almaty Office in Kazakhstan, the office aims to promote research in the fields of Japanese language education, Central Asian studies, and other interdisciplinary areas; to support the publication and dissemination of scholarly articles; and to organize international conferences, symposia, as well as cultural events in both Japan and Uzbekistan.


The University of Tsukuba HCMC Office was established on August 6, 2009 as the third overseas office at the Institute of Tropical Biology in Ho Chi Minh City. This office serves as a liaison with Vietnamese education and research institutions, allowing greater exchange opportunities for students and researchers. It also facilitates understanding of both cultures and also provides active support for global human resource development. It also intends to establish and maintain a network comprising universities and research institutions of other East Asian countries.