Educational and Research Aims

1. Aim in Human Resources Development

The Faculty of Global and Regional Studies aims to develop human resources who are sought after in a global society, where a number of difficult challenges—such as those involving economic
problems, poverty, resources and environment, and armed conflicts—continue to arise. Specifically needed are those with the ability to innovate in economic, social and various other systems based
on their strong understanding of the relations between regional diversity and different global systems, and those with the ability to contribute in Japan and elsewhere to the creation of vibrant regional
societies that harmonize with the environment utilizing regional characteristics.

2. Educational Goal, or the Capabilities the Faculty Must Foster in Our Students

To foster practical human resources who can be active in the dynamically changing global society, the Faculty pursues the goal of expanding the following three kinds of capabilities in our students:
1) knowledge about various problems in the global society and diverse issues rooted in regional societies, history, lifestyles and values, and the ability to analyze such problems and issues;
2)practical language proficiency and communication skills that are useful in the environment of crossculturaland multicultural encounters and necessary to leading actors in the global society; and
3)creativity to develop and promote innovations, the ability to create vibrant regional societies, and the practical ability and leadership to turn such societies into reality.