Tackling Issues on Co-Existence of Multiple Cultures from the Perspective of Global Resources
The goal of the Global Resource Management Program is to produce global leaders possessing a tenacious spirit and high ethical standards, who can assist emerging and developing countries, promote human security and inclusive growth, through global resource management, utilizing the knowledge from both the infrastructure science/resource and energy science and global studies.
※GRM program has been selected for the 2012 Program of Leading Graduate Schools by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). GRM has been managed for seven years from 2012 to 2018, supported by government subsidy.
Program Features Aimed at Developing the Ideal Leaders: Leaders who Can Stand with the People in Every Step of the Way from Struggle to Development
The 3 main features of the Global Resource Management Program:
#1 The program will foster leaders who can tackle issues in emerging or developing countries by working alongside with the people.
The ideal leaders developed by the program will work alongside the local people and communities to gain a full appreciation and understanding of their culture and context and help them find solutions to their struggles. Through their experiences and practical knowledge, eventually, these leaders will contribute to the development of Japan and the world.
#2 In terms of resource, consider problems in the world.
Various problems facing modern society, arise from inequalities of access to infrastructures and/or in the distribution and ownership of resources. A harmonious co-existence of multiple cultures is addressed by providing solutions which are founded on sustainable development, human security and a fair and reliable distribution of resources. The quality of research conducted in the University's Center for Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions, is one of the highest in Japan. Based on the Center's research achievements, the program will emphasize on the co-existence with religions as one of the major strategies towards realizing a harmonious multicultural society.
#3 Students of the program will acquire knowledge integrating Science and Engineering and Global Studies, and apply them in the real world.
GRM is a doctoral program formed by integrating two of the university's well-established educational systems. They are the natural sciences and engineering sciences, specifically infrastructure science/resource and energy science, Global Studies and the educational system of humanities and social sciences related to multicultural co-existence. In order to bring about positive breakthroughs to the modern world where economic growth is stifled, the program will strive to create a new kind of infrastructure that unifies the physical, social, and spiritual dimensions.
Graduates of the program are expected to undertake the following:
The Importance of a Comprehensive Integration of Science, Engineering and Global Studies
Concerning the expectations of playing a leading role in nation-building as doctoral degree holders in modern society, with a single discipline alone such as humanities or social sciences, are relatively limited. The same is true for science and engineering graduates. Even a business corporation that has succeeded in expanding globally through its science and engineering expertise cannot promote multicultural harmony without appropriate strategies and management practices and consideration for social responsibility. Similarly, an expert in humanities and social sciences will not be able to contribute effectively and holistically to society without any knowledge of infrastructure science/resource and energy science which form the core of the human society. The Global Resource Management Program is a comprehensive doctoral program that provides interdisciplinary education, integrating science and engineering and global studies, emphasizing the values of equity, inclusiveness, integrity and accountability in the management of global resources. Participants of the program will gain strong support and incentives in promoting integrated multicultural societies around the world.