PhD Professional: Gateway to Success in Frontier Asia  Raising Leaders to Explore New Horizons

Fostering global leaders who can devise next-generation growth strategy and support international business and collaboration

Message

We aim to develop professionals who have high specialty and who can apply problem-solving abilities flexibly to the international community. With the purpose of fostering global leaders who can create and realize the growth strategies for the next generation, we prepare a variety of coursework, such as discussions with top leaders of industry, academia and government, and study of international business development with the cooperation of businessperson mentors. We mainly offer opportunities for practical training in “Frontier Asian” countries such as Cambodia, Mongolia and Vietnam, where Nagoya University has built research bases. Those countries are full of the vitality of economic growth, and students learn by themselves in different fields and cultures. We develop human resources with abilities for autonomous proposal making and resolution, communication and management, international mind and cultural understanding, understanding of different fields, and abilities of debating and self-expression, which are essential to become global leaders, who can solve international problems.

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CURRICULUM

Developing progressively from cultural understanding to acquisition of problem-solving abilities

Developing progressively from cultural understanding to acquisition of problem-solving abilities

Fusion of advanced specialty with the ability to utilize it in the real world

Fusion of advanced specialty with the ability to utilize it in the real world

SUMMARY

Developing “PhD Professionals” based on “core and spoke” model

We foster highly remarkable “PhD Professionals” who will play active roles as leaders in diverse fields of society. In this program, we regard the “core” ability as the advanced specialty that should be acquired in each student’s respective graduate school, and “spoke” as the abilities to utilize the “core” ability in an international and practical environment. The “spoke” covers five competencies, namely, abilities for autonomous proposal making and resolution, abilities of communication and management, international mind and cultural understanding, understanding of different fields, and abilities of debating and self-expression. We provide a well-developed structured curriculum, including discussion sessions with Nobel laureates and top leaders from different fields of industry, media, law, politics and so on, and transferable skills training (which is now being implemented by many universities in the UK), so that students acquire those abilities at high levels. In addition, as a final step, students make proposals on their own, autonomously identify problems, set requirements, and propose solutions, through the career creation project, “Gateway to Success.”

Top Leader Talk by Mr. Takayuki Hashimoto,
Vice Chairman, IBM Japan

Cultivating international communication skills through overseas training and language education

North Carolina Ambition Camp

It is indispensable for global leaders to have communication skills and cultural understanding, as well as a proactive attitude to express their own opinions. This program provides language training in cooperation with the British Council, and fosters English proficiency including the understanding of cultural aspects. Through a variety of coursework consisting of lectures on international issues as well as Japan’s cultural experience, students develop cultural understanding concerning the differences between their own culture and the cultures of others. During the master’s course, students are obliged to participate three times in overseas training in Frontier Asian countries and the UK. Furthermore, we carry out an “Ambition Camp” utilizing Nagoya University’s base in North Carolina, USA, during the doctoral course. Students learn about entrepreneurship and the business society in an international environment.

COLUMN  Mentorship creating a vision for the future

Mentorship is also one of the major features of this program, which will lead to a better overall understanding of the students’ fields as well as changing in consciousness and behavior. In the master’s course, young professors from different fields are assigned as “Young Mentors” and help students to understand different fields of research.

In the doctoral course, in cooperation with companies and governmental agencies, businesspersons are invited as “Business Mentors,” to share their practical experience and knowledge. The advice of mentors will help students build a vision and career path for the future.

DATA  PhD professional: Gateway to Success in Frontier Asia

[All-around Category] Selected for FY2012

[Application Eligibility]
All Graduate Schools (All Departments except the Department of Practical Legal Personnel Training, Graduate School of Law)

[Partner Companies, etc.] 12 companies/governmental agencies
Tokai Television Broadcasting Co., Ltd.; Toyota Motor Corporation; Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.; Chunichi Shimbun Co., Ltd.; Denso Corporation; NGK Insulators, Ltd.; The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank, Ltd.; Tokai Medical Products, Inc.; IBM Japan, Ltd.; Aichi Prefecture; Nagoya City; Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI

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