Introduction of the KOSEN engineering education model into the higher education in each country, Mongolia, Thailand and Vietnam (National Institute of Technology)


National Institute of Technology (abbr. NIT)

Overview of the company/ organization

■Industry sector
Provides the higher engineering education for training the practical and creative engineers.

■Brief Introduction of NIT
The first college of technology (KOSEN) was established in 1962 and we have more than fifty-year history. Many of alumni are highly evaluated as skillful engineers with not only high level knowledge but also hands-on skill by both industry and academia based on their great contribution and actively working. And now, KOSEN education system is paid attention from many rising countries in the world. NIT organizes 51 colleges (55 campuses) across Japan, provides the unique and successful higher-education system for young students from an age of 15, under close cooperation with industry. After finishing five-year regular course of engineering education and two more years of advanced course, students can get the bachelor degree from the national institution for academic degrees and quality enhancement of higher education.

Strengths in Education and Research


  1. Five-year education from 15-year old.
  2. Creative and practical engineering education is provided. (Cooperation with industry through internships and other co-op education programs)
  3. Wedge-shaped education
    Many of liberal arts subjects are provided in the first year and decrease as major ones (professional knowledge and skills, experiments, graduation research, etc.) increase in subsequent years.
  4. Spiral curriculum to help students improve their learning skills through three steps such as lecture phase, experiment phase and practice phase.
  5. More than 80% of faculty members hold the highest degree in their research field.
  6. Cooperation with industry through internship and other co-op education programs.
  7. Approximately 99% of KOSEN graduates seeking employment get jobs in their field of study.
  8. NIT creates diverse global learning opportunities that encourage intellectual and practical development through new knowledge, perspectives, skills and experiences.
  9. NIT reaches out to academic institutions, governments and other organizations worldwide, building strategic partnership that advance engineering education and research.


Purpose of Project

Adequate introduction of the KOSEN engineering education model into the higher education in required country.


Overview of overseas activities

<Support Activities>

  • Development, introduction support of educational program with PDCA assessment
  • Promotion of faculty training program
  • Dispatch Japanese faculty, staff and students
  • Strategic publicity
  • Global internship development and support based on collaboration with companies
  • Design and enforcement of workshop/symposium
  • Support of student exchange activities
  • Consultation/Installation of facilities/equipment, system adaptation, etc.
  • Establishment of network for KOSEN OB/OG and industry etc.