Message from the Director

The Kanazawa Medical University Center for International Exchange (CIE) seeks to advance and enhance the global education, research, and medical practice opportunities for students, graduate students, and faculty. We establish networks with overseas universities and medical institutions and support students, faculty, and staff in studying and training abroad. We help international graduate students and researchers coming to and living in Japan. In addition, we support research activities by offering English proofreading and recording services to the researchers within the university.

Many KMU undergraduate students apply for the English language program at the University of Auckland and medical training programs at the University of Vermont and the University of Hawaii in the U.S., and Magdeburg University in Germany. The students who have completed their training at these universities return to school with increased confidence and enthusiasm for their university life.

The outbreak of COVID-19 has limited our ability to engage fully in international exchanges in recent years. However, we continue to provide CIE lectures, seminars, and English conversation classes (Evening English) and continue unceasingly to prepare for the post-COVID-19 era. An overview of the current CIE projects and events is on this website.

The door at CIE is always open to everyone. We look forward to your visit, so please come by let us know how we can help you!

MIWA Takaki, M.D., Ph.D.
Vice President
Professor and Chair, Otorhinolaryngology


Encouraging Internationalization in Education, Research and Healthcare Service Collaboration

The Center for International Exchange (CIE) was established in April 2008 to promote internationalization in education, research, and healthcare service at Kanazawa Medical University (KMU).

KMU has established relationships with institutions in Asia, Europe, and the United States. We also utilize our international networks to provide opportunities to experience overseas education and research.

International Exchange Policies


  1. Assist students and personnel with international educational goals
  2. Develop and coordinate international exchange with overseas educational institutions


  1. Contribute to the international academic research network
  2. Assist with personnel development for work on international collaborative research
  3. Facilitate international research exchange

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