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Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
President, GU/USA

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Global (electronic) University (GU) &trademark; consortium, a divisional activity of GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A. (GLOSAS/USA), seeks to improve the quality and availability of international educational exchange through the use of telecommunication and information technologies.

GU's main activity is to achieve global electronic education across national boundaries by developing a cooperative infrastructure and by bringing the powers and resources of telecommunications to ordinary citizens around the world. Another goal of GU is to empower under-served people of the Third World by giving them access to the educational excellence available at the institutions of the more developed. Students could access some of the world's finest resources with a far greater variety of educational philosophies, courses and instructional styles than they could ever encounter on a single campus.

Over the past two decades GLOSAS/USA played a major role in extending the U.S. data communication networks to other countries, particularly to Japan. GLOSAS has conducted a number of "Global Lecture Hall" (GLH) ® videoconferences employing inexpensive media accessible to the less developed countries. These demonstrations have helped build a network of leaders in the distance education movement. International associates of GLOSAS are currently working on the establishment of Global Pacific University (GPU), Global Latin American University (GLAU) and Global European University (GEU).

GLOSAS is currently working on an international project to establish an electronic distance education system (EDES) for Russia, with the Association of International Education (AIE) which was recently established by the Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Technology Policy of the Russian Federation and GLOSAS/USA. GU/USA has already gained wide support of promi- nent educational institutions as well as information technology specialists and industry. GLOSAS/USA has also received inquiries and proposals from many countries, making this an international project to help Russia and, later, other ex-communist countries. Once in place, EDES will later become the Russian Electronic University, part of our Global University system.

The support of SprintMail, a U.S. commercial electronic mail service, greatly facilitated the functioning of GLOSAS/USA members, including several CREAD members, for coordination and proposal, report and paper writing.


Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D.
President, Global University in the U.S.A. (GU/USA)
A Divisional Activity of GLOSAS/USA
(GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.)
43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A.
Phone: 718-939-0928; EIES: 492 or TAK;
SprintMail: TUTSUMI/GU.USA/ASSOCIATES.TNET
INTERNET: utsumi@columbia.edu


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