Located in the heart of the fascinating city of Tokyo, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) is an international premier policy school with the aim of contributing to the betterment of democratic governance around the world. We excel at providing interdisciplinary education for future leaders in the public sector and conduct research on contemporary policy issues to generate innovative solutions.
Founded in 1997 as a stand-alone graduate institute, GRIPS is comprised of world-class academics and distinguished practitioners with expertise in public sector policy formulation and management. Around 20% of the faculty and 70% of students are recruited from outside Japan. Our vibrant, diverse student body consists of almost 400 members hailing from 63 countries and regions – all with the ambition to advance good governance across the globe or contribute to policy related research.
We offer a diverse array of Master’s and Doctoral Programs, from which students cultivate the ability to analyze issues and suggest solutions, develop interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that span related fields, and gain practical expertise. In addition to our degree programs, we also offer executive level short term training programs across a wide range of themes.
Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS) can look back on a 50-year history as an accredited private educational institution in the academic heartland of Japan. To take the next step and challenge on the global scale, KUAS invited a top-notch CEO of a Kyoto-based globally successful firm as chairman, aiming to offer its academic resources in the international arena. The establishment of an innovative English-taught engineering program is one major example of these efforts, as KUAS continues to strengthen its commitment to being at the apex of modern education.
Kyoto University of Advanced Science has opened Regular Entry applications for September 2021 enrollment in the KUAS Faculty of Engineering and Graduate School of Engineering.
The Faculty of Engineering was reorganized in 1985, when the Division was established combining three existing departments, The Departments of (a) Civil Engineering, (b) Architecture and Building Science, and (c) Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, each of which had its own history, educational system and facilities. The Department of Civil Engineering was established in 1978 and has since awarded approximately 600 bachelor’s degrees. The Department of Architecture and Building Science was established in 1926 as a department of Yokohama Institute of Technology and has produced approximately 3,000 graduates. The Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering was founded in 1929, also as a department of Yokohama institute of Technology, and has more than 2,400 graduates.
The majority of the graduates have played leading roles in various fields of civil engineering, architecture, shipbuilding and aeronautical engineering. In addition to the above three departments, a new department, the Department of Regional, Urban and Environmental Planning, was created in 1985. The faculty members of the Division were officially reorganized into the four departments for research activities. The Division has currently forty faculty members in total. The teaching staff also includes research associates, technicians, practical engineers and architects. The Division provides three independent educational courses corresponding to the former three departments. A total of about 700 undergraduate students are enrolled in the Division: approximately 25 percent in civil Engineering, 50 percent in Architecture and Building Science and 25 percent in Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
There are a number of challenges that East Asia must address if it is to maintain its economic role as one of the leaders of the world. These include challenges relating to environmental stability, food and energy supplies, uneven development between agricultural and industrial sectors, widening income disparities and aging populations and accountability of government and business sectors. Human resource development is crucial in meeting these developmental challenges.
The programme is designed to provide international students with both advanced academic knowledge and practical skills. The master’s program offers both basic and advanced subject through which students can enjoy a comprehensive curriculum.
In addition to classes designed specifically for this programme, students will participate in selected subjects at the Graduate School of Economics as well as other graduate schools. In an international setting, students develop their academic knowledge and practical skills. They also benefit from many opportunities to conduct field research at diverse sites such as large manufacturing plants and small factories, cutting-edge businesses and rural farming communities throughout East Asia so that students can develop a multidisciplinary and critical sense of reality. These are all needed to contribute to sustainable development in East Asia as academic researchers, government officials, or social entrepreneurs.
Tokyo Institute of Technology (“Tokyo Tech”) launched its International Graduate Program in October 2007 as an opportunity for qualified international students, who may have little or no knowledge of the Japanese language, to enroll in Tokyo Tech’s Master’s or Doctoral Programs and pursue an advanced degree in Japan. There are two periods of admission to this program: the Spring Program (admission in April) and the Fall Program (admission in September).
With a diverse group of academic departments participating in this program, students should be able to find a department in which to further their research, acquire broader knowledge and understanding, and conduct advanced long-term research in a field that best matches their interests and background.
There is no Japanese language requirement for this program as lectures and seminars are held in English. However, students are given opportunities to attend Japanese language classes on a regular basis in order to better adapt to daily life in Japan.
Kyoto University states its mission to sustain and develop its historical commitment to academic freedom and to pursue harmonious coexistence within the human and ecological community on this planet.
We changed the program and two international full-time programs opened in April 2019 which are fully instructed in the English language. One program is International Business Administration Program (i-BA) and the other is International Project Management Program (i-PM).
The International Business Administration Program (i-BA) is a course of study that leads to a general management degree while helping you develop your vision and the skills to achieve it. This program provides wide area of expertise such as business leadership, service & hospitality management, finance and accounting.
The International Project Management Program (i-PM) offers an educational curriculum in management necessary to accomplish projects with special aims and diverse constraints or uncertainties for the purpose of nurturing highly advanced professionals who will take active part in these areas of management.
The Special Scholarship Program (SSP) was established in 2003 in order to support the development of advanced research at the university through the contribution of highly capable doctoral students. Through the 3-year curriculum, Kochi University of Technology (KUT) provides comprehensive education in the multidisciplinary environment. Every year, KUT enrolls approximately 15 selected doctoral students to work in specific research projects. Each student pursues a doctoral course in English while at the same time assisting his/her host professor in his/her research projects and receiving monthly payment in return for his/her contribution to the projects. This program is for those who have strong intention to engage in his/her research projects for the whole three years acquiring profound knowledge and skill and ability to become a full-fledged researcher, and aspire to satisfy the degree requirements accordingly. It is designed to help diligent and talented students with limited financial resources, especially foreign students from emerging countries, who are ready to devote themselves to the expected research and related studies for the coming three years so as to finally accomplish their academic goal.
Kyoto University of Advanced Science (KUAS), is an accredited four-year private university located in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is known as the cultural capital of Japan and also as a major tourist destination. It is home to numerous shrines and temples, as well as 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. KUAS will soon start an innovative all-English engineering program – the graduate course starting in September 2020 and undergraduate in September 2021 to meet the global demand for street-smart engineers. As a provider of state-of-the-art education, KUAS ensures that all its graduates will be ready for career opportunities not only in Japan but also internationally.
Sustainable development is an urgent task for the world as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and for both Vietnam and Japan. Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is promoting sustainable development as a basic philosophy of the university by transmitting new values to the world.
By 2035, VJU is aiming to become one of the leading Asian research universities in the field of advanced technology and interdisciplinary sciences serving sustainable development, it is necessary to train human resources with a broad perspective. Therefore, VJU makes liberal art as a philosophy of education. It is a big feature of VJU’s education to combine sustainability and liberal arts.
Now VJU has seven master’s programs, namely Public Policy, Nanotechnology, Area Studies, Infrastructure Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Business Administration, Climate Change and Development and is planning to open new master’s program on Global Leadership in 2019. VJU is also planning to open undergraduate programs which embodies liberal arts education philosophy.
These are interdisciplinary programs covering many fields of social science and natural science, all residing under the overall domain of sustainability science.
Gotoh Educational Corporation Tokyu Group Scholarship for the Graduate Schools of Tokyo City University
This scholarship is open to privately-financed international students entering the Master’s program at Tokyo City University (TCU) and who wish to continue to the doctoral program. It is intended to partially cover the expenses of establishing a suitable study environment. The goal of this scholarship is to educate leaders who, building on their research and […]