Hitotsubashi UniversitySchool of International and Public Policy
- Name of Course/Program
- Foreign Service Sub-program(Global Governance)
- URL of Course/Program (English)
- Master of International and Administrative Policy
- Credit and years needed for graduation
- 44 credit, 2 years
- Features of Graduate School
- Features of the Course/Program
- Necessary Curriculum to Obtain the Degrees
- List of Faculty members capable of guiding JDS China Fellows and their Research Specialties
Features of Graduate School
School of International and Public Policy offers four programs including Public Law, Public Economy, Global Governance and Asian Public Policy. Among them, Global Governance Program accepts JDS students specialized in international relations and foreign policy under the Foreign Service Sub-program, which was established specifically to accept and train mid-career students including JDS students.
The school aims at educating and training practitioners who seek their careers, with expertise of policy analyses and policy formulation, in public sectors at local, national and international levels, in the non-profit as well as corporate sectors. In particular, Global Governance program aims at nurturing individuals who contribute to making the world better, more peaceful and stable, more sustainable, and more respectful to human dignity. The program will train students in diverse disciplines such as international Law, international Relations, and International History. It also emphasizes the acquisition of practical skills through discussions with practitioners, group projects and presentations, and debates.
Generally, Global Governance program welcomes international students. Interactions among those who have different backgrounds provide with opportunities to respect and take into account diverse views and opinions in shaping thoughts and ideas for policies. At the same time, we maintain appropriate mix of Japanese and international students to foster mutual understanding and learning.
Global Governance program offers only limited numbers of admissions (approximately 15 to 20 in total including both Japanese and international students a year). It makes admission competitive, and we expect that students in JDS scheme also will meet our standard of admission. So far, JDS students whom we have accepted have met such a standard.
Features of the Course/Program
Title of the Program for JDS students:
Foreign Service Sub-program, Global Governance Program, School of International and Public Policy
Objective of the Program:
Foreign Service Sub-program aims to develop those who are engaging in foreign services in Asian countries and beyond into higher-level professionals in terms of the ability of analyzing, formulating and implementing foreign policies in each country.
Overview of the Program:
Foreign Service Sub-program was established to accept mid-career students from abroad, or JDS students in particular. Students in this sub-program can complete the Master’s program at IPP, by taking courses taught in English only.
Features of the Master’s Program:
・Flexibility: Because interests of JDS students are diverse depending on policy priorities of their countries, Foreign Service Sub-program has more flexibility in curriculum requirement although the necessary credits for graduation remain the same.
・Small sized classes: Most of the classes are offered in a small group, and emphasize discussions and presentations over lectures. It makes it possible for students to have candid and thorough discussions. It helps instructors well grasp needs of each student.
・Action oriented: It also emphasizes group works. It helps students acquire sense of team work, importance of communication, and true friendships, which is important to establish good working relationships.
Necessary Curriculum to Obtain the Degrees
Courses taught through English language for the 2021 academic year (English Course)
Note: see attachment 1
List of Faculty members capable of guiding JDS China Fellows
and their Research Specialties
Atsushi Yamada, Professor/Fields of specialization: Theories in international political economy
○Nobumasa Akiyama, Professor / Fields of specialization: International Relations and International Security
Kwon, Yongseok, Associate Professor/Fields of specialization: International Relations
Hitomi Takemura, Associate Professor/Fields of specialization: International Criminal Law
Kazuhiro Obayashi,, Associate Professor/ Fields of specialization: International Politics and Peace Studies
Toshihiko Aono, Associate Professor/ Fields of specialization: History of International Politics
Note: see attachment 2
Facilities (ex: Library, PCs, Gymnasium etc.)
JDS students have access to university facilities just as other students of the School of International and Public Policy. Such facilities include the university library, IPP PC room, IPP reference room, health center, etc.
JDS students are eligible to apply for the International House (dormitory). However, there will be no special consideration for JDS. Therefore, it is subject to availability and a drawing.
Advice for Graduate School Applicants
Selection of the program candidates will be made on the basis of the application documents submitted by the applicants. In the selection process, we will take into consideration not only the expertise of the applicants but also their ability to detect problems well, to analyze data skillfully, to think theoretically, and to write well-informed and well-considered reports and documents.