Ιστορία, αρχιτεκτονική, γλώσσα, πολιτισμός, ποπ κουλτούρα, ιαπωνικό μάνατζμεντ αλλά και ενδιαφέροντα μαθήματα θετικών επιστημών είναι μερικά από τα θέματα των δωρεάν μαθημάτων που προσφέρουν μέσω διαδικτύου ιαπωνικά πανεπιστήμια.
Στον κατάλογο που δημοσιεύουμε, συγκεντρώσαμε τα μαθήματα του Πανεπιστημίου του Τόκιο, του Πανεπιστημίου Ουασέντα, του Πανεπιστημίου Κέιο και του Ινστιτούτου Τεχνολογίας του Τόκιο. Προσθέσαμε επίσης τη σειρά Visualizing Japan του MIT και Χάρβαρντ.
Είναι όλα στην αγγλική γλώσσα και διαθέσιμα στις εκπαιδευτικές πλατφόρμες edX, FutureLearn και Coursera. Η παρακολούθησή τους είναι δωρεάν και υπάρχει επιλογή για πιστοποιητικό (certificate) με ένα μικρό κόστος. Στα μαθήματα της Coursera υπάρχει περιορισμένη πρόσβαση στις εργασίες όταν διαλέξετε την δωρεάν παρακολούθηση.
Στα περισσότερα μαθήματα μπορείτε να κάνετε εγγραφή ακόμα και αν έχει λήξει η ημερομηνία που υπάρχει σε κάθε σελίδα. Συμπεριλάβαμε και αυτά που θα είναι διαθέσιμα μελλοντικά ή έχουν ήδη λήξει και μπορείτε να επισκέπτεστε τις σελίδες τους για να δείτε πότε θα ανοίξουν οι εγγραφές.
Επίσης να σας ενημερώσουμε ότι αν κάνετε αναζήτηση στις παραπάνω πλατφόρμες θα βρείτε και άλλα μαθήματα με ιαπωνικά θέματα που προσφέρονται από πανεπιστήμια εκτός Ιαπωνίας.
Σας ευχόμαστε καλά μαθήματα!
University of Tokyo
Tokyo Hillside, Tokyo Riverside: Exploring the Historical City
Learn about the rich history and social development of Tokyo as we explore the cultural heritage of the city’s northeastern neighborhoods.
Contemporary Japanese Society: What Has Been Happening Behind Demographic Change?
Learn basic knowledge of contemporary Japanese society, focusing on demographic change and social stratification after the Second World War.
Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 1
Analyze the history of change and development in postwar Tokyo from different perspectives using archived photographs, films, and TV programs.
Visualizing Postwar Tokyo, Part 2
Identify the geopolitics historically involved in the practice of “visualizing postwar Tokyo.”
Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design
Discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world.
Quantum Mechanics of Molecular Structures
Learn two methods used to determine molecular structures and their properties in this introduction to Quantum Mechanics.
Basic Analytical Chemistry
Gain a physical understanding of the principles of analytical chemistry and their application in scientific research.
Four Facets of Contemporary Japanese Architecture: Technology
Learn the history, ideas and concepts behind contemporary Japanese architecture through one facet of Japanese architecture, technology.
Words Spun Out of Images: Visual and Literary Culture in Nineteenth Century Japan
In their ambition to capture “real life,” Japanese painters, poets, novelists and photographers of the nineteenth century collaborated in ways seldom explored by their European contemporaries. This course offers learners the chance to encounter and appreciate behavior, moral standards and some of the material conditions surrounding Japanese artists in the nineteenth century, in order to renew our assumptions about what artistic “realism” is and what it meant.
Studying at Japanese Universities
This course will help you to both discover great programs offered by different Japanese universities and prepare a study plan through project-based learning.
Welcome to Game Theory
This course provides a brief introduction to game theory. Our main goal is to understand the basic ideas behind the key concepts in game theory, such as equilibrium, rationality, and cooperation. The course uses very little mathematics, and it is ideal for those who are looking for a conceptual introduction to game theory.
Uncovering the Voices of Japanese Literature
This course explores issues of agency in premodern and modern Japan. Discover many facets of the Japanese literary, theatrical, and intellectual traditions which, although important, are rarely taught around the world.
Invitation to The Tale of Genji: The Foundational Elements of Japanese Culture
Explore the world’s oldest novel written in the eleventh century and develop the perspective to understand Japanese classical literature and the foundation of Japanese culture.
Japanese Business Management
Learn about Japanese business management and start down a path to becoming a global leader.
Steps in Japanese for Beginners – XSeries Program
Learn important words and phrases for building relationships with other people.
Cosmic Rays, Dark Matter, and the Mysteries of the Universe
Join us on a unique exploration of one of the universe’s deepest mysteries: cosmic rays
WasedaX: The Growth of Firms and Industry Dynamics
Learn about the dynamics of firms and industries, and strengthen your analytical skills for explaining and predicting firm growth
IoT System Design: Software and Hardware Integration
Start developing your own Internet of Things (IoT) systemwith this exploration ofthe interaction between software and hardware.
IoT System Architecture: Design and Evaluation
Learn how to design and evaluate architecture through IoT and AI technologies.
Japanese Pronunciation for Communication
Practice pronunciation and improve your spoken Japanese in context.
Tsunamis and Storm Surges: Introduction to Coastal Disasters
Learn about natural coastal disasters and how you can help improve global disaster management.
Culture and Law: The East Asian Perspective
Explore legal cultures in East Asia, Confucianism, apology, and Legal Orientalism.
Sports Injury Prevention
Learn to cut the risk of sports injury through a combined scientific and practical approach.
Travelling Books: History in Europe and Japan
Discover how travelling books sparked cultural exchanges between Europe and Japan, and how they live on in the digital era.
Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities
Learn how to preserve, restore and utilize cultural properties in universities – a case study from Keio University, Tokyo.
Methodologies for Service Design
On this course, you’ll learn what service design is, and how its methodologies can support business domains and entrepreneurial challenges, with a focus on cases from Japan and around.
Aging Populations: Lessons In Healthy Aging From Japan
Explore Japan’s aging population problems and discover their policies and solutions for a long and enjoyable life.
Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
Exploring Japanese Avant-garde Art Through Butoh Dance
See how Japanese art absorbed, refigured and influenced Western art in the 20th century through Hijikata Tatsumi’s butoh dance.
The Art of Washi Paper in Japanese Rare Books
Learn about the history, production and design of papers used inside Japanese rare books.
Understanding Quantum Computers
Explore the key concepts of quantum computing and find out how it’s changing computer science with this introductory course.
Akichi in Collections Management: Perspectives from a Japanese University Museum
Build expertise in collections management as you explore the role of community and sharing in university museums.
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Graduate Studies in Japan
This course is designed to help you navigate through your journey in graduate school at the Japanese university of your dreams and beyond. The course will introduce you to universities in different regions of Japan and discuss what sets Japanese graduate education apart from the rest of the world. You will also be guided through the application process and necessary decision-making when planning for your stay in Japan. Finally, you will be given some post-graduation career insights from graduates.
Japanese Architecture and Structural Design
In this course, fundamental and modern approaches to Japanese structural design will be explained using historical overviews and Tokyo-Tech’s campus buildings as case studies. Learners will be able to interpret and apply seismic design concepts like energy-dissipating braced frames, spine frames, seismic retrofit, seismic isolation and seismic design of spatial structures.
Monozukuri: Making Things
Learn the Japanese concept of Monozukuri: the art of “making things” starting with the philosophy including lectures from Tokyo Tech faculty, various examples from Japanese Industry, and the Tokyo Tech student clubs. In addition, the principles of experiental learning are also introduced.
Modern Japanese Architecture Part 1: From Meiji Restoration to the Pacific War
Explore key elements of modern Japanese architecture and related history with a focus on its Westernization covering the period from 1868 to 1945.
Basic Japanese Civil Law
Learn Japanese Civil Law, covering various contemporary issues faced in everyday life.
Introduction to Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Learn fundamental knowledge about electrical and electronic engineering from Tokyo Tech instructors and engineers working in Japanese industry.
Introduction to Deep Earth Science
Learn about the nature and dynamics of the Earth’s core, mantle and crust in this introductory Earth Science course.
Autophagy: Research Behind the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
Learn the fundamentals/applications of autophagy through the inspirational story of Yoshinori Ohsumi’s research, for which he was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine and an array of other prizes.
Modern Japanese Architecture: From Meiji Restoration to Today
Explore traditional Japanese architecture and related political influences starting with the introduction of Western building styles in the 19th century to the influence of Le Corbusier in the mid-20th century.
Introduction to Business Architecture
Learn the concepts of business architecture focusing on the representative methodology called DEMO (Design & Engineering Methodology for Organizations) in Enterprise Ontology.
Introduction to Computer Science and Programming
This course aims at introducing learners with no prior knowledge to basics and key concepts of computer science. By following the lectures and exercises of this course you will have an understanding of algorithms and you will get a real experience of programming using the language Ruby.
ΜΙΤ – HARVARD
Visualizing the Birth of Modern Tokyo
This course shows the emergence of modern Tokyo through artist renderings of its neighborhoods, daily life and nightlife, nested between its recurring destruction by natural disasters and war. Students will learn about the tradition of the “100 views,” and through these composite depictions of the city, will witness the excitement and loss of change. From MIT Visualizing Cultures, with the Smithsonian Institution.
Japanese Books: From Manuscript to Print (Harvard)
This course expands the definition of the “book” to include scrolls and albums, focusing on the reading experience of a variety of formats in Japan. The course concludes with The Tale of Genji , an overview of how this celebrated epic from the eleventh century was read and illustrated in every conceivable format, from scroll, to album, to printed book, into the modern era.