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Faculty of Global and Regional Studies

紹介1 The Faculty of Global and Regional Studies, which will start in April 2017, aims to develop practical human resources that can play an active role in the dynamically changing global community at its two departments: the Department of Global Innovation Studies and the Department of Regional Development Studies.

 In the global community, in which a variety of issues-such as economic, poverty-related, resource-related, environmental, and conflict-related issues-are constantly emerging, there is a critical need for innovation in various social systems as well as their background cultures and values. It is required to develop human resources that are willing to take bold action and that can play a leading role in making innovations in social systems, while being aware of the universal value of human existence and being full of creativity and entrepreneurial spirit. Meanwhile, in order to ensure these innovations take hold in the real world, it is also necessary to foster human resources that understand the uniqueness of various regions across the world from a global perspective, and that can conduct practical activities, including development support activities and business activities, in local communities. 


Department of Global Innovation Studies 

--Leading the future global community through a dialogue on an equal footing --

Point 1: You Will Succeed to Become

A dialogue-based interactive leader that connects people on a global scale  

イメージThe global community requires highly empathetic leadership. What is necessary to establish a global network is advanced hybrid capability of basic knowledge of economics and business administration, information media, practical application of geopolitics, high level of language skills and communication skills

As soon as you enter the university, you are asked to seek a place where you can play an active role, using global dialogue skills, as a leader of globalized Japanese companies, which include multinational companies, international institutions involved in resolving conflicts, ventures of your own, and social enterprises established by you to resolve social issues.

Point 2:  Our Learning Environment and Support Allows You To

Practice global thinking through a network of teaching staff with broad international experience


In principle, all courses in this department are provided in English to offer learning opportunities for students to work on a world scale. Japanese students are required to participate in a long-term overseas study program (one year) at overseas partner universities carefully selected by our teaching staff. Innovation internships are also offered on-site.

In addition, a quarterly system is implemented, in which the academic year is divided into four terms. Regarding the student ratio in the department, Japanese students account for 70%, and international students make up 30%. This aims to provide a learning environment that enables students to turn their attention to the global arena. Students will practice global thinking through lectures that outline various issues in the international community in a systematic manner.

Point 3: Your Learning at Our Department Includes

Cultivating the spirit of practical philosophy that forms the basis of a dialogue with people and ecosystem in various parts of the earth


This department offers practical learning that is well balanced between perception and sensation. Learning opportunities and experiences in various on-site fields with a focus on the careers of individual students enable them to understand the current trend in the global community and develop the ability to carve out a path to a new era.

Students are provided with multifaceted programs, including project-based training programs in which they are involved in resolving issues facing companies and society, and learning journey programs in which they visit several countries or regions to resolve existing on-site issues. They are also asked to participate in internships in Japan and at their overseas study destinations. In addition, support is provided for

Capacity development as a "Knowledge Angel"for innovation

Knowledge angels are individuals essential to innovation who provide their advanced knowledge and skills transcending the boundaries of organizations, companies and nations, and increase their knowledge and skills through their activities. They understand things of a different nature and various backgrounds of people, and propose new solutions.

◆Our Core Courses◆

Our courses are designed to increase various communication skills in English, such as negotiation, debate and persuasion skills. The courses include a Drama workshop in which students are asked to resolve various global issues through dialogue to improve their dialogue skills.

Specialized courses are offered in three fields of studies. The first is the Global System Field, in which students understand the system of globalization and learn social changes associated with globalization and its impacts. The second is the International Business Field, which deals with the systems and features of business developing across several countries and regions and how companies and entrepreneurs should operate in the international business environment. The third is the International Collaboration Field, which provides knowledge related to cooperation and collaboration across countries and regions through the exchange of people, goods, and information. Students enhance their professional knowledge through small group-based active lectures and seminars. イメージ

◆Curriculum Map◆

The Curriculum Map for the Department of Global Innovation Studies [PDFファイル/190KB]


 Department of Regional Development Studies (Regional Development Studies Course)  

~Think Globally, Act Locally~

Point 1: You Will Succeed to Become

An expert who works on-site and contributes to regional development


Students acquire broad knowledge to understand various issues facing local communities at home and abroad from a global perspective, and the know-how to use such knowledge to contribute to regional development.

Students are expected to play an active role not only in Japan or Asian countries, but also in various regions throughout the world as experts who contribute to the self-sustained growth of local communities through development assistance and business activities.


Point 2: Our Learning Environment and Support Allows You To

Conduct research on local communities from different perspectives and acquire the practical ability to resolve problems


 What forms the basis of studies in this department is our philosophy “Think Globally, Act Locally,” based on which students are asked to see issues from a global perspective and take concrete action at the local level. Students understand the society, history, lives, and values of local communities and their various issues, and acquire the knowledge and ability to analyze such issues.

In the department, a quarterly system is implemented, in which the academic year is divided into four terms. Students intensively study a wide range of courses involved in regional research, and steadily acquire practical ability by using rich opportunities for overseas experience, such as research-based training, long-term internships, and overseas study.

Point 3: Your Learning at Our Department Includes

Improving practical linguistic competence and communication skills


This department aims to have students acquire practical linguistic competence as important tools to communicate with people living in various regions across the world and experts who are familiar with the regions.

Regarding English learning, in addition to the provision of language courses designed to improve the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, which are required in today’s society, language training (planned to be conducted on Cebu Island, the Philippines and in Malaysia) is also required of students. Second foreign language courses are also offered for students to learn French, Spanish, German, Chinese, and Korean.

Enhancing practical abilities through hands-on training

Students foster a better understanding of the knowledge they have gained at the university and obtain applied skills by using their knowledge on-site. They also enhance their practical ability through various on-site experiences.

Our curriculum includes participation in research-based training, internships, and volunteer activities.

◆Our Core Courses◆

Specialized courses dealing with a wide range of topics are offered in four fields of study based on development research and regional research. These topics include poverty alleviation, economic and regional planning, infrastructure, the environment and disaster prevention, cross-cultural understanding, and comparative culture and society.

Students deepen their specialized knowledge by systematically taking a broad range of courses based on a course program system, which consists of the following topics: international development, regional design, public policies, comparative culture and society, and environment and disaster prevention.




Tuition and Fees (Plan in 2017)


FacultyDepartmentAcademic FeesOther FeesTotal Fees for the Year of AdmissionAnnual Fees for the Second Year and Beyond
Admission FeesTuitionFacilities FeesStudent Extra Curricular Activities Fees
Global and Regional StudiesGlobal Innovation Studies250,000780,000220,0005,0001,255,0001,005,000
Regional Development Studies

Full Scholarships for undergraduate programs


(Issued in July, 2016)

Full Scholarships for undergraduate programs WEB BOOK 

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