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List of Universities which offer class subjects under JICA-DSP (*)

* Development Studies Programs Offered by Various Universities

as of October 23, 2019

Academic Area (1) “Politics, Law” and (2) “Economics”

No. Name of University Program Overview
1

The University of Tokyo
(Graduate School of Public Policy) (PDF/533KB)

http://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/mppip/
The objective of MPP/IP is to produce public policy professionals who possess a global perspective and are capable of performing effectively in international policy environments.
Our curriculum has two main policy streams: Economic Policy, Finance and Development (EPFD) and Public Management and International Relations (PMIR). In order to complete MPP/IP, students are required to obtain at least 46 credits including one 2-credit compulsory course and other 2 credits from the designated course list.
2

Hitotsubashi University
(School of International and Public Policy) (PDF/121KB)

Students will experience the simulation of the process of industrialization and modernization of a country through the program. By understanding the various problems that occur in the process of modernization and learning the history of the success and failure of political responses to such problems, international students from developing countries in particular will be able to picture the modernization process of their home countries and their strategies profoundly.
3 National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
(GRIPS Global Governance Program (G-cube)) (PDF/133KB)
GRIPS Global Governance Program is a doctoral program in policy studies with the purpose to equip future “Leader of leaders” with both leadership to manage people from various backgrounds, and professional knowledge in social science studies including development studies.  All lectures, exams and papers are done in English.  To cultivate the ability to collect and analyze information with a historical perspective as well as to make a well-balanced policy judgement, students are required to study politics, economics and history, and to pursue high quality doctoral dissertation research.
4 Kyoto University
(Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Management) (PDF/114KB)
Education program for the cultivation of human resources contributing to sustainable development in developing countries [Economics]
This program aims to build human capacities as future leaders who can design mutual development in the both Japan and developing countries based on the Japanese experiences on the international cooperation. This education program is re-constructed by existing Master Programs in Kyoto University in terms of sustainable development as a major issue.
5 Yamaguchi University
(Graduate School of Economics) (PDF/366KB)
This course accepts international students from Asia and Africa. There are many students from Central and Local governments in the home country, and after returning home, it is expected to contribute to the socio-economic development of the country of origin. Yamaguchi has a history of producing many human resources who supported the modernization of Japan as a place of Meiji Restoration, and international students are encouraged to learn their experiences and knowledge. In addition, they visit central government agencies, local governments, and SMEs in Tokyo, and conduct training in Okinawa.
6 Kyushu University
(Graduate School of Law (LL.M program)) (PDF/201KB)
This program of "Understanding Japan" targets mainly the international students from developing countries including JICA Scholarship and MEXT scholarship to disseminate the systematic knowledge on Japan's experience of development and to deepen understanding of different cultures.
This program is an additional program to degree program of various graduate school in Kyushu University and offers Japanese perspective on development history of science, technology and society in Japan. And it also offers Japan's experience on official development assistance (ODA)
This program also targets Japanese students willing to develop their career internationally. Through the "class share" with student from various country and Japan, this program expected to be interactive and informative.
This program is consisted by ten (10) subjects from various graduate school. Certificate will be issued obtaining more than four (4) merits.
7 International University of Japan
(Graduate School of International Relations, Graduate School of International Management) (PDF/234KB)
Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a joint program of the master's program at the GSIR and the master's program at the GSIM, provides opportunities to learn universal development and growth logic across politics, economy, and management, with Japan's economic development and corporate growth as the main case materials. The purpose of this program is to learn the logic and lessons (both successful and unsuccessful) from the experience behind Japanese economic development, and acquire knowledge and skills to think about your country's economic development strategy, and foster policy human resources for development in your home country. In addition to systematically studying Japanese-style development experience, one of the five academic fields offered by the University ("foreign policy", "economic policy", "development policy", "public management", "management") You can choose and learn professional knowledge. The JGDP is built on the following ideas:
1. International students learn about the logic and lessons in development from Japanese experiences (both successes and failures) and acquire knowledge and skills to consider development strategies for their homelands.
2. Japanese students develop the ability to explain the logic of Japanese development in English by learning Japan’s experiences and thus can communicate about them with the world.
3. Students who will work in the international arena in the future learn the universal logic of economic development and corporate growth using Japanese experiences as case materials.   
8 Ritsumeikan University
(Graduate School of Economics) (PDF/154KB)
With an awareness of the perspective from Kansai region other than Tokyo and unique geographical conditions of our campuses located in Kyoto and Shiga, we offer lectures about historical changes, current status and issues of economy, society and culture of this region in this program while considering them as a part of Japan's development process. As a result of this program, we expect international students to deepen their understanding of Japan and also to become individuals who can contribute to economic and social development with not only from the perspective from center (capital) of their home countries but also in consideration of local characteristics and strengths after returning to their home countries.

Academic Area (3) “Social Development”

No. Name ofUniversity Program Overview
1-1 Hokkaido University
(Graduate School of Environmental Science) (PDF/131KB)
Japan had suffered from severe environmental problems such as pollutions during high economic growth period. Currently we reached highest environmental standard in the world. We aim to foster leaders in the field of environmental science and administration by providing education on history of environmental field in Japan, environmental law, restoration techniques, process of environmental administration, and current method of environmental management.
1-2 Hokkaido University
(Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, GraduateSchool of Global Food Resources, Graduate School of Health Sciences) (PDF/207KB)
This program introduces students to modernization and development projects implemented in Japan since the Meiji era (the 19th century) in disaster prevention, national land development, agriculture, public health, resource development and environmental conservation, with an emphasis on those implemented in Hokkaido. The latest trends are also discussed. Specifically, students will take the following subjects offered by the Graduate Schools of Engineering, Agriculture, Global Food Resources, and Health Sciences: “History of Resources Development and Environmental Conservation and Future Directions,” “Modernization and Future of Disaster Prevention in Japan,” “Modernization and Future of National Land Development in Japan,” “Agricultural Modernization in Japan” and “Health Science in Japan’s Modernization and Its Future Perspective.” The aim is to enable students to draw Japanese lessons they can apply to developing countries. After returning to their home countries, the students are expected to become leaders who can play a key role in formulating and implementing policies tailored to meet the needs of their respective countries by using Japan’s experiences as a reference.
2 Yokohama National University
(Graduate School of Urban Innovation) (PDF/110KB)
The objective of the program is to learn fundamental and sufficient knowledge and attitudes on how to study the practical issues related to urban infrastructure (mainly in transport related field) through plenty of case studies, and to be able to propose countermeasures to tackle with current urban problems in Japan and Asian developing countries.
3 University of Tsukuba
(Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences) (PDF/238KB)
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences& JICA Development Studies Program:JICA-DSP
The human resource development objective of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences is to help build a solid foundation of specialized knowledge and skills that fit the challenges of the globalized world. We adopt a wide-scoped multi-disciplinary approach corresponding to the needs of rapidly changing regions of the world. Particularly, the program offers classes on Japanese economic history and on Japanese financial history and banking system, among others, which would provide students with a framework for comparative analyses. Furthermore, the program aims to share the knowledge and lessons learned from the Japanese experience of institutional development and implementation, reviewing how we have tried to resolve problems encountered along the way. Through such learning of participating students, we hope the international cooperation projects and programs implemented in their home countries would be more effective, leading to a strengthened international presence of Japan in a medium to long-run.
4 Nagoya University
(Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Graduate School of Law, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Engineering) (PDF/256KB)
In addition to comprehensive study in the Politics/Law Area, Economics Area, Social Development Area, or Science and Technology/Innovation Area, students will also acquire broad knowledge in other areas of specialization. Beginning with the cultivation of individuals who can serve as top leaders to engage in the future national development in developing countries, the program aims to cultivate individuals who will promote development in each field related to their respective areas of specialization.
5 Kyoto University
(Graduate School of Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, Graduate School of Management, Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Energy Science) (PDF/118KB)
Education program for the cultivation of human resources contributing to sustainable development in developing countries [Social Development]
This program aims to build human capacities as future leaders who can design mutual development in the both Japan and developing countries based on the Japanese experiences on the international cooperation. This education program is re-constructed by existing Master Programs in Kyoto University in terms of sustainable development as a major issue.
6 Kobe University
(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS)) (PDF/123KB)
This program provides the insights to learn and understand the Japanese development experience and the role of Japanese ODA in developing countries by taking 2 courses equal to 4 credits, or more. It aims at providing the knowledge base to the students so that after completing the program, they can formulate an appropriate development policy and play a central role in implementing it in their home countries, using the Japan's development experience as a reference.
7

Hiroshima University 
(Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)) (PDF/198KB)

This program will offer JICA scholarship students with an opportunity to learn economic and technological development, politics and government system, and education and culture of Japan from historical perspective, in collaboration with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). JICA scholarship students are required to take at least 2 subjects, among which a common subject is mandatory. Upon successful completion, students will be given a certificate of completion of JICA-DSP program.
8 Naruto University of Education
(Graduate School of Education) (PDF/106KB)
In order to improve the quality of education in developing countries, this program considers educational policies and curriculum, teaching materials, teaching methods, school management, etc. of each country referring to educational experiences and practices in Japan. The goal is to develop human resources who can formulate improvement policies.
9-1 Kyushu University
(Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences) (PDF/201KB)
This program of "Understanding Japan" targets mainly the international students from developing countries including JICA Scholarship and MEXT scholarship to disseminate the systematic knowledge on Japan's experience of development and to deepen understanding of different cultures.
This program is an additional program to degree program of various graduate school in Kyushu University and offers Japanese perspective on development history of science, technology and society in Japan. And it also offers Japan's experience on official development assistance (ODA)
This program also targets Japanese students willing to develop their career internationally. Through the "class share" with student from various country and Japan, this program expected to be interactive and informative.
This program is consisted by ten (10) subjects from various graduate school. Certificate will be issued obtaining more than four (4) merits.
9-2 Kyushu University
(Graduate School of Humanities) (PDF/201KB)
This program of "Understanding Japan" targets mainly the international students from developing countries including JICA Scholarship and MEXT scholarship to disseminate the systematic knowledge on Japan's experience of development and to deepen understanding of different cultures.
This program is an additional program to degree program of various graduate school in Kyushu University and offers Japanese perspective on development history of science, technology and society in Japan. And it also offers Japan's experience on official development assistance (ODA)
This program also targets Japanese students willing to develop their career internationally. Through the "class share" with student from various country and Japan, this program expected to be interactive and informative.
This program is consisted by ten (10) subjects from various graduate school. Certificate will be issued obtaining more than four (4) merits.
10 Waseda University
(Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies) (PDF/167KB)
This program is designed to offer the understanding of 150 years history of Japanese “Experiences in International Cooperation" and “Development Experiences” from “Meiji Restoration” to students from developing countries.
11 Ritsumeikan University
(Graduate School of International Relations) (PDF/300KB)
JICA-DSP provides students opportunities to learn Japanese economy, society, culture, and related issues in the process of Japan’s modern development. This program enables students to understand Japan systematically and effectively utilize their knowledge for economic and social development in their home countries, not only from a perspective of urban development but also with a view of regional and rural development.

Academic Area (4) “Science and Technology, Innovation”

No. Name of University Program Overview
1 Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
(Graduate School of Animal Husbandry) (PDF/112KB)
Through this program, students understand the development of agriculture and related productivity improvement in Japan; more specifically, the history of farmland development, soil improvement, productivity improvement, varietal improvement and development, and the consolidation of distribution and sales.
As a result, they acquire the capability to solve problems in the agricultural sector in their own country.
2 Tohoku Universities
(Graduate School of Environmental Studies) (PDF/182KB)
The International Environmental (Energy and Resources) Leadership Program at Tohoku University, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, provides a trans-disciplinary education, combining the humanities and sciences. It is through this context that the program educates both Japanese and foreign exchange students side by side, making use of maximized synergy among participants from multiple countries and placing high emphasis on specialized research in environmental fields (Energy and Resources). Our program fosters a comprehensive way of thinking that is crucial for international environmental leaders. The program seeks to equip students with a sense of internationalism, practical know-how, management capability, and the individual leadership and group-minded orientations inherent in strategic planning.
3 Akita University
(Graduate School of International Resource Sciences) (PDF/220KB)
The Graduate School of International Resource Sciences was established to cultivate specialists with wide-ranging knowledge in fields from earth science to resource development and environmental conservation. Students will pursue studies at the leading edge of their disciplines in the fields of (1) Resource and Earth Sciences and (2) Resource Development in order to gain the expertise required to operate as global leaders with advanced knowledge of Environmental Science working towards a sustainable society.
4 University of Tsukuba
(Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences) (PDF/134KB)
The aim of this program is to develop capacity and leadership through on-the-job training (OJT). The University of Tsukuba seeks students who are interested to study in the area of agriculture, food processing, agricultural economics, applied biochemistry and aim to develop leading edge technology to solve the current problems of agricultural research throughout the world. To complete the course, a total of 30 credits from various subjects and a dissertation are required. Supervision for the Master’s thesis is conducted by the members of the program who have experiences and research in relevant areas.
5 Toyohashi University of Technology
(Graduate School of Engineering) (PDF/109KB)
In this program, the excellent experts of our university and Japanese leading companies from variety of fields in engineering impart to the engineering students knowledge of superior industry technologies in Japan. Students learn advantages and its contributing factors of Japanese industrial technologies.
6 Kyushu University
(Graduate School of Engineering) (PDF/201KB)
This program of "Understanding Japan" targets mainly the international students from developing countries including JICA Scholarship and MEXT scholarship to disseminate the systematic knowledge on Japan's experience of development and to deepen understanding of different cultures.
This program is an additional program to degree program of various graduate school in Kyushu University and offers Japanese perspective on development history of science, technology and society in Japan. And it also offers Japan's experience on official development assistance (ODA)
This program also targets Japanese students willing to develop their career internationally. Through the "class share" with student from various country and Japan, this program expected to be interactive and informative.
This program is consisted by ten (10) subjects from various graduate school. Certificate will be issued obtaining more than four (4) merits.
7 Nagasaki University
(Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences) (PDF/110KB)
The aim of the program is to understand the development of radiation medical sciences in Japan and mental health, radiation risk evaluation and risk communication, as well as the basic knowledge of radiation biological science, radiation protection, radiation health effects.

List of Partner Universities (Universities participating in JICA-DSP)

as of May 2020

84 Universities in total

Name of University
Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine
Hokkaido University
Iwate University
Tohoku University
Akita University
Yamagata University
Ibaraki University
Utsunomiya University
Saitama University
Yokohama National University
University of Yamanashi
Niigata University
University of Tsukuba 
Nagaoka University of Technology
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
The University of Tokyo
Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
Tokyo Institute of Technology
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Hitotsubashi University
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies
Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Kanazawa University
University of Fukui
Gifu University
Shizuoka University
Nagoya University
Nagoya Institute of Technology
Mie University
Toyohashi University of Technology
Kyoto University
Kyoto Institute of Technology
Osaka University
Kobe University
Tottori University
Shimane University
Okayama University
Hiroshima University
Yamaguchi University
Tokushima University
Kagawa University
Ehime University
Kochi University
Naruto University of Education
Kyushu University
Kyushu Institute of Technology
Saga University
Nagasaki University
Kumamoto University
Oita University
University of Miyazaki
Kagoshima University
University of the Ryukyus
Yokohama City University
University of Niigata Prefecture
Tokyo Metropolitan University
The University of Kitakyushu
Ashikaga University
International University of Japan
Kitasato University
Keio University
Shibaura Institute of Technology
Juntendo University
Sophia University
Tokai University
Tokyo University of Agriculture
Toyo University
Tokyo City University
Meiji University
Rikkyo University
Waseda University
St. Luke's International University
Teikyo University
Nagoya University of Commerce & Business
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Doshisha University
Ritsumeikan University
Ryukoku University
Kansai University
Kwansei Gakuin University
Kobe Institute of Computing; Graduate School of Information Technology
University of East Asia
Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University