Globalization is an essential part of contemporary society. Businesses are moving their manufacturing plants abroad and markets are becoming borderless. Globalization strategy, therefore, is a top priority agenda in the education, and we at OIT offer various kinds of training for Globalization to our students.
As a science-based university, OIT has set the following three goals for students in its development of global human resources.

To achieve these goals, OIT offers students a wide range of overseas study programs with the emphasis on the following:

We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps
We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps

Step 1. English Language Training Program/Overseas Culture Experience Program

OIT International Center organizes 2-4 week programs for the purpose of English language training or overseas culture experience during summer and spring vacations in collaboration with the partners and other overseas institutions. The English Language Training Programs are held in English-speaking countries and the overseas Culture Experience Programs are held in Asian countries.

2020 English Language Training Programs (As of April 2020)
Host Swinburne University of Technology Browns English Language School Langports English Language College Canadian College of English Language NILS SMEAG
Country Australia Australia Canada Philippines
Schedule 3 Weeks in August/September 2-4 Weeks in February/March 2021 (Customizable) 2-4 Weeks in August/September 2020 and February/March 2021 (Customizable)
Content English Language Training
Student Exchange
English Language Training
2020 Overseas Culture Experience Programs (Af of April 2020)
Host Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology Daejeon University Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology Tongji University
Country Thailand Korea Taiwan China
Schedule 2 Weeks in August/September 3 Weeks in August 2 Weeks in August 2 Weeks in August
Content Thai Culture Study
Student Exchange
Culture Experience
Homestay Experience
Korean Language Training
Student Exchange
Culture Experience
Homestay Experience
Chinese Language Training
Student Exchange
Culture Experience
Homestay Experience
Chinese Language Training
Student Exchange
Culture Experience
City Sightseeing

Step 2-3. International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) Program

OIT provides training courses with hands-on activities called "Project-Based Learning (PBL)" for students of 2nd year and above. As its international version, International PBL (iPBL) programs are conducted with our overseas partnership institutions.

In each iPBL program, students from participating universities are grouped together and instructed to communicate in English. Each team completes the same project, such as hardware/software development or system design, which can promote students' practical engineering skills.

OIT believes that such interaction allows students to gain experience in a diverse and professional environment reflecting our globalizing world.

OIT and Overseas Partners support the “SDGs” through implementation of the iPBL. Science is vital for supporting a wide range of global policy objectives, many of them included in the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by the UN in 2015. The 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development provide an aspirational framework oriented around people, planet, prosperity, peace, and partnership. There is a strong rationale for academies to engage on the SDGs.

One of the objectives to develop global human resources required by society is the “Problem Solving Ability”, and the iPBL Programs conducted jointly by OIT and our partner universities match this goal. OIT has decided that the SDGs are worth being set as the common theme for the next five years, expected to increase the participants’motivation.

2020 iPBL Outline (As of April 2020)
OIT Faculty/Department Host Univ. [No. of Students] Participating Univ. [No. of Students] Title SDGs Related Number
1 Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan [10] OIT [10] Design and Construction of Bridge Model
2 Department of Architecture University of Science and Technology Beijing [10] OIT [10] Structural Design and Construction of Building Model
3 Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT [20] NTUST [15]
Can Tho Univiersity, Vietnam[5]
Development of Wind Turbine
4 Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering, Department of Electronics and Information Systems Engineering Tongji University, China OIT [12]
National Taipei University of Technology, Taiwan (Taipei Tech)
Automatic delivery drone
5 OIT [10] Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan [10]
University of San Jose-Recoletos, Philippines [10]
Intelligent Vehicle Challenge*
6 Department of Applied Chemistry NTUST OIT [15]
Widya Mandala Catholic University, Indonesia (WMCU)
Case study project based on Chemistry
OIT [20] NTUST [15]
WMCU [5]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering*
7 Department of Environmental Engineering

※This program would be held at either UPR or OIT
University of Palangka Raya, Indonesia (UPR) OIT [12]
Mulawarman University, Indonesia (UNMUL)
Bakrie University, Indonesia (UB)
Research for Environment and Biological Resource on Tropical Peat Swamp Forest in the Central Kalimantan of Indonesia
OIT [15] UPR [9]
UB [3]
Environmental-engineering fieldwork approaches on urban environmental problems in Osaka*
8 Department of Biomedical Engineering Tatung University,Taiwan [15] OIT [15] OIT-TTU joint PBL program
OIT [15] TTU [15] OIT-TTU joint PBL program*
9 Faculty of Robotics and Design Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT) [15] OIT [15] International problem-based learning program based on design thinking about global issue for Asian people on healthy lives and wellbeing*
Universiti Malasia Sabah (UMS) [9] OIT [9]
OIT [24] SIIT [15]
UMS [12]
10 Faculty of Robotics and Design National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (Yuntech) [13] OIT [13] International PBL using Design thinking (Taiwan)
OIT [13] Yuntech [13]
11 Faculty of Robotics and Design, Xport Taipei Tech [6] Kookmin University, Korea (KMU) [6] OIT [6]
I3PBL(International, Interdisciplinary, and Industry-academic PBL)
OIT [18] Taipei Tech [6]
KMU [6]
EPITECH, France [6]
12 Faculty of Information Science and Technology SIIT [10] OIT [10] Image Processing Project (Image Fusion Application Development)
13 OIT [10] SIIT [10] Real-world Game Programming*
14 Korea National University of Arts OIT [10]
Hokkaido University, Japan
Tohoku University of Art and Design, Japan
Cross-Cultural Media Design Project

* Programs funded by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Step 4. IAESTE Trainee Support

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is an international organization that provides practical training experiences for science and engineering oriented students. OIT is one of the member institutions and encourages motivated students to become IAESTE trainees (about 50 students from Japan in each year). Through IAESTE, OIT also accepts a couple of international students every year as interns (research students) in the labs for about two months.

Trainees Accepted in OIT from:

  • 2019:Sultan Qaboos University(Sultanate of Oman)
  • 2019:University of Chemistry and Technology(Czech Republic)
  • 2018:Slovak University of Technology(Slovak Republic)
  • 2018:Technical University of Hamburg(Federal Republic of Germany)
  • 2017:Gdansk University of Technology(Republic of Poland)
  • 2017:Lodz University of Technology(Republic of Poland)
  • 2016: Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
  • 2016: Budapest University of Technology and Economy (Hungary)
  • 2015: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST (Republic of Ghana)
  • 2015: Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic)
  • 2014: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Trainees Dispatched from OIT to:

  • 2019: Universidade Estadual Paulista(Federative Republic of Brazil)
  • 2017: Manipal Institute of Technology(India)
  • 2016: University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle" (Macedonia)
  • 2014: Karunya University (India)

Step 4. Overseas Research Experience Program

OIT provides financial support for qualified 4th year undergraduate students, who will proceed to the Graduate school, and graduate students to encourage their research activities or practical experiences in overseas institutions for one month or more.

In this program, students enjoy their opportunities to acquire an ability required for theoretical or experimental development of new ideas, and to obtain diverse experiences through research works. Moreover, they are expected to establish or strengthen networks between host institutions and OIT.

Step 4. Overseas Coursework Program