"Global Professional Program" Overview

This 9-year program aims at fostering of “Global Professionals” such as top researchers and technical experts who contribute to increase Japan’s presence in the global community by creating innovative solutions to solve trans-scientific problems.

The program suggests multi-track career paths to accommodate diversified needs of the students by accepting and supporting midterm entry and midterm career changes.

Program Goals

The Global Professional Program aims at fostering global professionals who can contribute to raising the presence of Japan's research and industrial sectors within the global society. The program covers students from first-year undergraduates to doctoral students, to educate and train students to serve as future top researchers, engineers, and professionals.

Characteristics of the Global Professional Program

A comprehensive educational curriculum is at the core of this Program, which provides training in the career process for global professionals over the educational span, from undergraduate first year through to the doctoral program. The aim is to provide opportunities to as many students as possible, to ensure diversity, and while the multitrack career plan is adopted, mid-career entry and career changes are also supported.

  • Multitrack career paths to support diverse needs.
  • A program constructed so as to build practical thinking skills via collaborative innovation with external (non-university) institutions.
  • Overseas research programs with "trans-science" themes.
  • Global communication courses designed to build relationship of trust based on the perspectives of diversity.

The unification of "agriculture" and "industry"—the foundations of human life—will have a major impact on society.

Multitrack career with diversity at its core

Comprehensive education, from university first year through the doctoral program.

Mid-career entries and career changes also supported.

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Skills to be Fostered

Dedicated Specialty Skills

  • a) High-level specialty skills and research abilities.
  • b) Within one's specialty field, the creation of high-level research results.

Thinking Abilities

  • c) Logical thinking that follows a well-defined path.
  • d) Creative thinking, with a global ("bird's-eye") view.
  • e) The ability to consider the relationships between science and technology and society.

Communication Abilities, Leadership Skills

  • f) The ability to move the minds and hearts of others, and to make presentations that evoke sympathetic feelings and/or that foster agreement.
  • g) The ability to establish "I'm OK, You're OK" ("Win-Win") relationships with others.
  • h) The ability to lead and guide team members toward results creation.
  • i) English language abilities that enable speech-making and question-and-answer responses at international academic meetings and other venues.
  • j) An understanding of the essence of diversity, and the ability to gain consensus in a variety of sites with people of different value systems.
In her/his university department or graduate school, the student will gain specialty skills in her/his field of study, while the Global Professional Program will foster thinking abilities, communication abilities, leadership abilities.

Skills Requirements: Details

● Dedicated Specialty Skill ●

a) High-level specialty skills and research abilities.
ALLSkills to be cultivated in the university department and in the student's specialty fieldThinking Abilities
b) Within one's specialty field, the creation of high-level research results.
ALLSkills to be cultivated in the university department and in the student's specialty fieldThinking Abilities

● Thinking Abilities ●

c) Logical thinking that follows a well-defined path.
Primary-LevelThe ability to logically arrange and organize a problem.
Middle-LevelThe ability to make logical explanations on objective grounds.
Top-LevelThe ability to make explanations in a logical fashion, from hypothesis formation to verification.
d) Creative thinking, with a global ("bird's-eye") view.
Primary-Level The ability to think from a "zero-base" ("think from scratch").
Middle-Level The ability to perform multifaceted and critical thinking.
Top-Level The ability to employ a wide variety of thinking methods.
e) The ability to consider the relationships between science and technology and society.
Primary-Level The ability to understand the structure and components of science, technology, society.
Middle-Level The ability to explain the relationship of one's specialty field with the larger society.
Top-Level The ability to express one's opinions and ideas regarding relationships between science and technology, and society.

● Communication Abilities, Leadership Skills ●

f) The ability to move the minds and hearts of others, and to make presentations that evoke sympathetic feelings and/or that foster agreement.
Primary-LevelThe ability to ascertain needs.
Middle-LevelThe ability to express oneself to gain the sympathy of others.
Top-LevelThe ability to convey one's sincere charm and interest, and to gain people's understanding and agreement.
g) The ability to establish "I'm OK, You're OK" ("Win-Win") relationships with others.
Primary-Level The ability to be assertive.
Middle-Level The ability to discuss and debate based on an understanding of the other party's position and current state/status.
Top-Level The ability to build relationships of trust.
h) The ability to lead and guide team members toward results creation.
Primary-Level The ability to understand the process of results creation
Middle-Level The ability to understand the mechanisms of motivation.
Top-Level The ability to take and show leadership.
i) English language abilities that enable speech-making and question-and-answer responses at international academic meetings and other venues.
Primary-Level The ability to speech English language at a daily conversation level.
Middle-Level The ability to make speeches in English regarding the contents and details of one's specialty field.
Top-Level The ability to discuss and debate, in English, both daily conversation items and the contents and details of one's specialty field.
j) An understanding of the essence of diversity, and the ability to gain consensus in a variety of sites with people of different value systems.
Primary-Level The ability to understand a variety of value systems.
Middle-Level The ability to understand the essence of diversity.
Top-Level The ability to make responses appropriate for each current state and setting.

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