The worldwide spread of the new coronavirus infection is forcing changes in the way university education should be. In particular, the restriction of real overseas exchanges was a pain for Sophia University, which promotes globalization, but we provided support not only to international students in Japan but also overseas, centered on our overseas bases. In particular, the ASEAN Hub Center in Bangkok, which established a business company with the aim of further revitalizing educational functions from last year, is working to continue its business by introducing complete online classes.
The biggest change caused by the Corona disaster is the rapid progress of online access at universities around the world. As a result, we can expect unprecedented research exchanges, such as remotely inviting professors who conduct cutting-edge research at overseas universities. Our university is also working to establish such a possibility as a system.