In the lecture of Dr. Paul Wadden, he mentioned universities in U.S. and Japan, and finally remarked that ICU is a hybrid of them.
I've known that there are many differences between American universities and Japanese universities, but I was surprised how ways of thinking in education differ.
Though many differences and similarities are remarked in the lecture, I thought the instance of Koshi（Confucius) and Socrates was especially interesting.
Possibly the difference in education between the East and the West had began thousands of years ago, and still deeply rooted in the culture.
Dr. Paul Wadden said characteristics of universities in U.S. are the freedom of movement, elective courses, and diversities of students, on the other hand, in Japan, many universities have opposite characteristics.
But ICU is the half way of them.
I could rethink about the merits and demerits of Japanese universities by watching the lecture, and it reminds me the uniqueness of ICU.