The Program for Leading Graduate Schools establishes graduate programs specially designed to foster talents of excellent students who are both highly creative and internationally attuned and who will play leading roles globally in industry, academia and government. The program is a five-year complementary program for students pursuing combined masters and doctoral degree courses, and extends beyond disciplinary boundaries. The trans-disciplinary curriculum of the program distinguishes it from the conventional graduate schools.
Nagoya University boasts six Programs for Leading Graduate Schools. Our six programs share an integrated curriculum that combines different disciplines. Through a phased and systematic approach involving nurturing of Creative and Critical Thinking Skills, Problem Solving Skills, and Leadership Skills, students are able to acquire the necessary capabilities to become global leaders. In addition, common subjects and open courses are arranged among the six programs to foster globalized thinking on current issues and prospects.