GRM program is an additional educational program at the level of graduate school for a period of five years, combining Master’s and Doctoral Degree Programs. The credits for GRM program are taken besides the credits of a respective graduate school, required for the completion of Master’s Degree Program and Doctoral Degree. Students earn the credits necessary for completing GRM program (20 credits or more). Students who passed completion examination and the examination of the doctoral dissertation shall be given a certificate of "Degree in Doctor (special field specified by each graduate school)" accompanied by the completion of each graduate school and Advance Doctoral Program in Global Resource Management.
GRM program is an educational program for five years, however, not neccerilly attending courses for entire five years continuously. Students are able to take a break from GRM program throughout the five-year program. For example, students are able to take Master Major Courses only.The certificate of Master Major Courses shall be issued to the students who have earned credits to complete Master Major Courses.


The curriculum of GRM

The GRM curriculum is designed to provide a foundation for the highest level of doctoral degree holders to become more active in society. In other words, the GRM doctoral degree aims to enable defining actions and to solving problems through collaboration with others in a wide range of perspectives and ideas It is designed in a way you can acquire the desired foundation even though if you take only the subjects designated only in the doctoral course.

Lecture Courses

Postgraduate specialization courses are increasingly diverse, and at the same time characterized in depth, compared to undergraduate courses. On the other hand, real-world problems are becoming more and more complex, thus solutions require multi-faceted perspectives and flexible thinking. In the GRM lectures, we aim to acquire such a wide range of perspectives and thinking ways by learning multifaceted views of issues, centered on "resource management" and learning problem solving methods which are different from one's specialty.

Master Program

1Resource Management for Coexistence and Cultural Diversity (GRM601)

This is the first course to be taken with GRM. We share the GRM philosophy of solving various problems through appropriate development and management of resources and aiming to realize a symbiotic society. The lecture will give an idea of "resources" and explain possible problems from there.

2Capacity Development for Coexistence and Cooperative Works (GRM602)

It is a subject for acquiring basic skills for collaboration, such as dialogue, discussion, and self-expression. Furthermore, as a preliminary step, this course will include self-diagnosis to know about oneself and measurement of general abilities, attitudes and intentions required for society.

Doctoral Program

1Physics in daily life (GRM701)

1Introduction to Social Science and Humanity (GRM702)

1Introductory Infrastructure Engineering (GRM730・Humanities and Social Sciences students)

1Introductory Earth and Environment Science (GRM731・Humanities and Social Sciences students)

1Introductory Laboratory of Infrastructure Engineering (GRM732・Humanities and Social Sciences students)

1Introductory Qualitative Research Methods (GRM733・Science and Engineering students)

1Introductory Quantative Research Methods (GRM734・Science and Engineering students)

1Introductory Global Studies (GRM735・Science and Engineering students)

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Exercise-based / Practice Courses

In society, we need to be able to act actively and to prescribe what we need to do. On the other hand, one single person can not do everything when facing complex problems. Therefore, it is necessary for a team of people with different specialties to work together and solve problems. In GRM, more often, groups work in various exercises in order to acquire the ability to work with others.

Master Program

1Group Work Practice Ⅰ (GRM650)

This is a practical subject to be taken at first. Students learn how to deal with complex problems from examples, through group work. We focus on learning about various points in lectures and knowing the situation in the field through field trips.

2Group Work Practice Ⅱ (GRM690)

This is a course to be taken in the final semester of the master's course. Students study as a series of steps from project planning to information collection, task setting, and solution construction, through group work. This course also is subject to the check point of Intermediate Evaluation.

Doctoral Program

1Group Work Practice Ⅲ (GRM750)

1Group Work Practice Ⅳ (GRM751)

1Group Work Practice Ⅴ (GRM790)

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Collaboration with Industries, Governments, and Educational Institutions around the World

Learning in GRM enabled by Industry/academia/government cooperation around the world

We provide opportunities to foster the ability to realize Co-existence of Multiple Cultures, through various activities in the real world.
We have established collaboration agreements with foreign universities, corporations and international organizations around the world to provide studying abroad, internships and field work as well as inviting prominent lecturers.

Educational Institutions

University of Tehran/University of the Philippines/Kyrgyz National University
Research Institute for Humanity and Nature/Fatih University/EHESS/Ecole Centrale
Hasanuddin University/Middle East Technical University/Hanoi University of Science and Technology
King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang/The University of Zambia
Addis Ababa University/Polytechnique Montreal/Strathmore University/Al Jazeera Center for Studies

Global enterprise

Country Garden Holdings Company Limited
Mitsubishi Corporation
Mitsubishi Research Institute,Inc.
Nissin Electric Co,Ltd

Organizations/ Government Agencies

Embassy of Japan in Slovenia
Japan Atomic Energy Agency
Miyakojima city

※There are additional collaborating institutions.

Internship model to collaborated partners

● UNIDO ITPO Tokyo  ● Daikin Industries (Thailand) Limited.  ● HORIBA, Ltd.

Support for Building Career Paths

Building Career Paths and Future Courses of Action

The GRM program aims to develop human resources that can play an active part without being restricted by field or job type in addition to cultivating basic ability with versatility.
We also provide guidance and support that will lead to future careers such as partly subsidizing internship expenses.
In the past, we have invited GRM program alumni as guest speakers, giving them the opportunity to speak about their doctoral-degree based career paths and also to hear valuable feedback on how they made career decisions.
As a perspective student with a doctoral degree, this is the place to think more deeply about employment, awareness and find the benefit in actual job placement activities.
Various approaches to career path in GRM program have expanded to facilitate the choice for first career. After a student obtains a doctoral degree, regardless of the academic field, the results are highly regarded by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Careers Paths by GRM Leaders
Industry Engineers/Managers in a global corporation, possessing skills in governance and management, are required to prevent conflicts caused by cultural frictions; advisers who can propose innovative strategies by including societies of different cultures as a potential market
Government Public servants and government agency employees who can lead relief, development, conflict resolution, and peace-building efforts, unique to Japan with deep, practical knowledge of multicultural harmony
Education Innovative researchers possessing the ability to provide realistic analyses of modern global issues and who can expand existing disciplines into new frontiers
International public servants who contribute to conflict resolution, peace-building, and recovery from disasters through strong decision-making skills and new knowledge that transcend the limits of the United Nations mediation

Employment accomplishment

● Electrical equipment manufacturers ● Minerals and metals processing company ● Multinational air conditioning   manufacturers ● Property development company ● Artificial intelligence (AI) company ● Industrial drone manufacturers ● National research agency ● Measurement and analysis equipment   manufacturers ● Manufactures vacuum equipment for   industrial and research facilities ● Gardening company ● Teaching staff at a private university ● Medical consultant ● Researcher at a foreign university ● Independent Administrative   Institution ● Assistant for exchange students at a   private university ● Project Research Assistant at a private university