Ota Hiroshi

Field of Study

Years of Stay at HYI

Aug 2023 to May 2024

University Affiliation

Dr. Hiroshi Ota is a Professor at the Center for General Education at Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, where he serves as Director of the Hitotsubashi University Global Education Program. His research primarily focuses on higher education policies and practices related to internationalization and international student mobility from a comparative perspective. Ota serves as a vice president of the Japan Association of International Student Education (JAISE) and is a visiting scholar for Tohoku University and the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO), a government agency that supports and promotes international education. He has also sat on many selection and evaluation committees of international education and internationalization projects organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan, and other international organizations. Ota received his Ed.M. and Ph.D. in Comparative and Global Studies in Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. He was also awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. During his stay with the Harvard-Yenching Institute, he will explore changing strategies, practices, and concepts of the internationalization of higher education in the U.S. in the post-COVID era and draw implications for universities in East Asia.

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