Research on the IPC project


"An Evidence-based Study on Internal and External Factors of the English Language Competence Required for Carrying out International Collaborative Projects”

Granted by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

Duration: 2012-2015


Members of the research group:

  • Professor Dr. Chizuko Suzuki (linguistics)
  • Kenichi Ishida (comparative education)
  • Associate Professor Dr. Shota Yoshihara (computer technology)
  • Prof. Dr. Klaudia Schultheis (scientific advisor)



"International Projekt (IPC) – Development of New Course Concepts and Evaluation Assessments"

Funded by DAAD - Program: „Partnerships with Japan and Korea"

Duration: 2016-2017

Project management:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaudia Schultheis, Dr. Petra Hiebl & Dr. Agnes Pfrang (Catholic University Eichstaett-Ingolstadt);  
  • Prof. Dr. Chizuko Suzuki, Prof. Dr. Julian VanderVeen (Nagasaki Junshin Catholic University)



"A Study of Fostering Critical Thinking Competence for Accomplishing Co-creation in an International Project"

Duration: April 2016 – March 2019

Sponsor: JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

Members of the research group:

Prof. Dr. Chizuko Suzuki, Kenishi Ishida M.A., Prof. Dr. Julian VanderVeen, Prof. Dr. Yota Yoshihara
Ms. Maemura (assistant for data processing)