In recent years, the presence of Asia in the world economy has risen. The trend of an Asian business shows a dynamic, rapid progress. Kyushu, is a region which has strong connections with each country of Asia from a historical, geographic necessity. QBS aims at being the eminent base of the business education of Asia. We have positively developed the exchange with influential business schools in each country of Asia.
In year 2004–2005, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology entrusted us “Support Project to form Professional Graduate School (such as Law Schools) Bases”, and we have promoted the project to start up the center of the Asian Business Education. Through the effort, ICABE (International Consortium of Asian Business Education) was launched.
With a portal site (http://www.icabe.org/) for education of Asian business.
Furthermore since 2004, we try to deepen the association with influential business schools located in three provinces of north east China, Beijing, Huazhong and South Korea. We have associated universities such as Peking University and Renmin University of China in Beijing area, Shanghai Jiao Tong university and Fudan University in Shanghai area, Nanjing University in Nanjing area, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou area, Jilin University in Jilin province, and Seoul University in South Korea. Kyushu University has an intercollegiate agreement with these universities.
QBS tries to develop further association with the following unirersities; Dalian University of Technology, Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, and Northeastern University in Dalian area and Shenyang area into where many Japanese enterprises are expanding. QBS develops cooperative relations with the business schools of these universities, and as an Equal Partnership of east Asia, it aims to promote the information exchange, the teacher exchange, and the student exchange. In the future, QBS plans to expand this partnership to Huanan in China and Southeast Asia.