CEU Signs Agreement With Tokyo University of Foreign Studies

CEU President and Rector Michael Ignatieff and Jun Matsukuma, Vice President of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies signed the Consortium Agreement for the History in the Public Sphere (HIPS) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD) on Tuesday in Budapest. The consortium consists of a total of four partner institutions and one associate partner.

The HIPS program focuses on the ways the past is represented, contested, and negotiated in the public sphere, exploring various contexts from the early modern period to the present.

Taught in English, the program involves two years of full-time studies, including three periods of mobility. Students begin a first semester in Budapest, followed by a January workshop in Budapest. A second semester is spent in Tokyo, with the third in Florence or Lisbon. For the fourth semester, they can choose between Vienna, Florence, Lisbon, Tokyo or Paris.

The program aims to address the broader, entangled, and global aspects of the representation of the past across different periods of history. It integrates a multilateral exchange and cultural dialogue, opening up a comparative dimension that is less present in the understanding of public history that focuses mainly on the national public.

HIPS is offered by four international consortium partners and one associated partner institution. The partners are: CEU’s Department of History; Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (TUFS); the School of Social Sciences and Humanities at New University Lisbon (NOVA) and the Department of History, Archeology, Geography, Arts and Performing Arts at the University of Florence (UniFl). The Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales in Paris is an associate partner.

Graduates are awarded a Multiple Degree from CEU, TUFS, and UniFI or NOVA.

HIPS is co-funded for the 2019-2025 period through a partnership between Erasmus Mundus and the Inter-University Exchange Project of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

For more information visit the HIPS program's website.