Waseda University

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Waseda University in Japan has been experimenting with an international collaboration in the use of a video conferencing system, called Cross Cultural Distance Learning (CCDL), which has a membership of 21 universities from 21 countries, including the Universities of Edinburgh and Essex, UK. (See https://ccdlsrv.project.mnc.waseda.ac.jp/ccdl/index.asp.)

CCDL is a part of a broader Waseda programme, called Digital Campus Consortium. It has also set up a subsidiary company called Waseda Learning Square to provide life-long learning courses. While its overall reputation trailed behind Keio for some time in the late 1980s and early 1990s, today it has re-established its brand with a wide range of initiatives from new professional graduate schools to new campus plans.

The Waseda web site is at http://www.waseda.jp/top/index-e.html

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