Development Policy Course

The students of the Development Policy Course study economics and related social science methodologies and policy applications with a focus on sustainable development in developing countries. The course is designed to develop student's ability to analyze socioeconomic problems that accompany the development process, such as poverty, environment and economic stability, and to explore how to prescribe economic policies and aid coordination in order to tackle these problems in practice. The program seeks to train professionals with advanced skills, administrators, and researchers capable of improving the development process through international cooperation.

Development Technology Course

We conduct research and education activities, from an international perspective, related to a variety of technologies that can facilitate sustainable development, based upon our knowledge of the local environment of a particular country. More specifically, our focus upon developing countries, primarily in Asia, includes the following areas: disaster prevention, urban/regional and transportation planning, marine development and usage, development of environmental monitoring methodology, ecosystem conservation and management, and biological resource development and usage.

Peace and Coexistence Course

The course of peace and coexistence aims for seeking ways and means of conflict prevention and resolution, peacebuilding, human security, and coexistence through cooperation in international and regional societies. For these purposes, this course provides opportunities for field studies in post-conflit areas, and researches through cooperation with related international agencies.

Educational Development Course

Educating next generation of the society is an essential part of achieving sustainable development in the developing world. In specific terms, some of the most urgent imperatives include establishing and maintaining schools, building a functioning educational system and training human who can manage the system, and education both current and future teachers. The Educational Development Course is actively working toward educational development in developing countries through theoretical and practical research in the field of human resource development, educational system and curriculum development, etc. We are also conducting projects funded by JICA in Bangladesh and Cambodia.

Cultural and Regional Studies Course

For the Cultural and Regional Studies course, the most pressing issue is to deepen understanding of the culture and society of Asia while articulating the dynamics such as friction, discord, and transformation that occur when different cultures come into contract with one another. This course emphasizes the need for a precondition for international cooperation and development assistance and careful examination of primary and local sources. The Cultural and Regional Studies course particularly leverages approaches including rural economics, cultural anthropology, and regional studies in an attempt to gain an organic understanding of the societies being researched. Through such approaches, this course endeavors to train the students who can contribute to various areas of international cooperation particularly such as global environmental issues and peace building in contemporary world.

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