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Education at OU

Programs that have Ended

Grant-in-Aid Programs

The following programs have finished with the termination of support from MEXT.

Support Program for Distinctive University Education (Distinctive Good Practice)

Field Program title Program leader Period
Theme 1: Concentrating on a Comprehensive Approaches Intercollegeate Negotiation Competition Osaka University (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Professor NOMURA Yoshiaki) and Sophia University (Joint Application)
2004-2007
Interactive Reformation of Engineering Education in a University Coalition of Japan Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology*, Nagoya University, Osaka University (Graduate Schools of Engineering/Engineering Science), Kyushu University
Theme 2: Concentrating on the Improvement of Curriculum
Evolving Education Program for Science Graduate School of Science, Professor SHIMODA Tadashi

*lead university

Initiative for "Inspirational Graduate School Education"

Graduate School Program title Program leader Period
Letters Building of Social Network-type Humane Studies
Professor MORIOKA Yuichi 2005-2006
Human Sciences Human Science Education to develop "Practical Researchers"
Professor SHIMIZU Kokichi
Economics Education Reform to Develop Young Researchers with Presence
Professor BAN Kanemi
Science Interactive Graduate School education
Professor AOSHIMA Sadahito
Science Graduate School Education Based in a Learners' Community Professor OGIWARA Satoshi
Engineering Pioneering Integrated Education and Research Program Professor MINAMINO Yoritoshi
Engineering Mentor System and Project-based Leader Training Program for Enhancing Practical Skills
Professor NISHIJIMA Shigehiro
Engineering Graduate Education Program of Design and Integration Capability
Professor FUJITA Kikuo
Engineering Science A New Interdisciplinary Field for Leading Education in Engineering Science in the 21st Century
Professor TAYA Masahito
Information Science and Technology High-level Software Design Engineer Training Center Professor MASUZAWA Toshimitsu
International Public Policy Developing Policy Specialists for International Public Sectors Professor MURAKAMI Masanao 2006-2007
Engineering International Creative Education Program in Advanced Science and Biotechnology Professor FUKUZUMI Shun-ichi
Engineering Training Program for Advanced Communication Specialists Professor KAWASAKI Zen-ichiro

Program for Promoting High-Quality University Education

School Program title Program leader Period
Science Science Education Program Nurturing Intellectual Activity
Professor SHINOHARA Atsushi 2008-2010
Pharmaceutical Sciences Personnel Development Program Nurturing Pharmaceutical Professionals in Food and Environmental Security
Professor KOBAYASHI Motomoasa

Program for Promoting Systematic University Education

Graduate School Program title Program leader Period
Human Sciences Comprehensive Professional Education based on Human Science Data
Professor KAWABATA Akira 2007-2008
Science Integrated Educational Program for Biological Sciences, Macromolecular Science, and Chemistry
Professor KANAZAWA Hiroshi
Engineering Composite System Design for Training Personnel for Amorphous Scenarios
Professor TANAKA Toshitsugu
Engineering Science Integrated Education System Based on the Promotion of International Student Mobility
Professor NAOTA Takeshi
Medicine Master's Program for Cultivating the Ability to Solve Medical Care Problems
Professor ISO Hiroyasu
Pharmaceutical Science Education Program for Promoting Drug Discovery and Development
Professor YAMAMOTO Hiroshi
Economics Developing Innovation Leaders Professor KANAI Kazuyori 2008-2010
Science Developing Personnel in Departments of Science and Physics Professor OHSHIKA Ken-ichi
Dentistry Developing Human Resources for Future Medical Treatment Professor EBUSU Shigeyuki
Engineering International Cooperation Graduate School FD Network Program Professor KANAYA Shigenor
Pharmaceutical Sciences Developing Health Environment and Risk Management Specialists Professor TAKAGI Tatsuya 2009-2011
Engineering Science Developing System Creation Professionals Professor URABE Shinji

Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (Contemporary Good Practice)


Theme Program title Program leader Period
Theme 1: Contributing to Revitalization of
the Local Community
Development of City Renovation
Designers
Graduate School of Engineering,
Professor NITTA Yasutsugu
2004-2006
Theme 6: Development of E-Learning Program to Nurture Professionals According to Needs
Development of Contents Contributing to the Development of International Professionals Graduate School of Engineering, Professor FUKUI Kiichi 2005-2007
Development Dialogue and Communication to Break Down Culture Barriers* Foreign Studies (Osaka University Research Institute for World Languages, Professor TAKAHASHI Akira)
Theme 2: Contribution to Local Revitalization (wide area) Establishing and education system for the development of skilled professionals who can facilitate supportive parent-child relationships Graduate School of Medicine, NAGAI Toshisaburo 2006-2008
Theme 6: Promoting and Enhancing Education using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Dental Haptic Simulation to Train Hand Skills of Student Graduate School of Dentistry, Professor KAMISAKI Yoshinori 2007-2008
Building a Project-type Inter-University Joint Seminar Nagoya University*, Osaka University (School of Law) (Joint Application)

*Application made by former Osaka University of Foreign Studies *lead university

Program for Educational Promotion in Professional Graduate School including Law School

Programs to promote advanced education

Program title Program leader Period
Development of Progressive Lawyers with Science and Engineering Literacy Graduate School of Law, Professor MATSUKAWA Tadaki 2004-2006
Joint Project to Develop Educational Materials for Acquiring Practical Skills Nagoya University*, Sophia University, Nihon University, Doshisha University, Osaka University (Graduate School of Law), Okayama University, Hiroshima University, Kagawa University, Ehime University, Kumamoto University, Kagoshima University, Kyushu University

*lead university

Program for Educational Promotion in Professional Graduate School

Program title Program leader Period

Nurturing Legal Professionals with Abilities of Preventing Conflicts and Restoring Relationships

Graduate School of Law, Professor MATSUKAWA Tadaki 2007-2008

Advanced IT Specialist Program

Program title Program leader Period
IT Specialist Program Initiative for Reality-Based Advanced Learning Osaka University* (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), Osaka Institute of Technology, Kyoto University, Kochi University of Technology, Kobe University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, University of Hyogo, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Wakayama University 2006-2009
IT Specialist Program to Nurture Security Specialists in order to Reduce IT Risk Nara Institute of Science and Technology*, Kyoto University, Osaka University(Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 2007-2010

*lead university

Student Support Programs for Contemporary Societal Needs (Student Support Good Practice)

Program title Program leader Period
Support for Leadership in a Civil Society
Graduate School of Medicine, Professor YAMATODANI Atsushi 2007-2010

Cancer Professionals Training Plan

Program title Universities
Period
Developing Cancer Care Specialist Teams Osaka University* (Graduate School of Medicine), University of Hyogo, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Nara Medical University, Wakayama Medical University 2007-2011

*lead university

Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30)

Program title
University
Period
Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization (Global 30)
Osaka University
2009-2013

Re-Inventing Japan Project -- CAMPUS Asia(Collective Action for Mobility Program of University Students in Asia)

Program title Program leader Period
Training of high-quality “next generation policy leaders through the University Consortium for Peace and Human Security in Asia
Osaka School of International Public Policy, Professor, MATSUNO Akihisa 2011-2015

Program For the Promotion of Culture and Art by Utilizing University

Program title Program leader Period
Program for cultivating personnel for art festivals in cooperation with theaters, concert halls, and art museums -- "Art Festivals that give 'voice to the voiceless, voice to that which is everywhere, and give voice to my voice'"
Graduate School of Medicine, Professor NAGATA Yatsushi 2013-2015

Education Network for Practical Information Technologies

Program title Program leader Period
Project for Establishing a Nationwide Practical Education Network for IT Human Resources Development
Education Network for Practical Information Technologies

Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Professor, INOUE Katsuro
2012-2016

Cancer professional training promotion plan

This program aims to support university endeavors to nurture professionals engaging in cancer care including operative therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Selected in 2012

Program title Program leader Period
Development of cancer specialists in regional medical care
Graduate School of Medicine, Professor, MATSUURA Nariaki 2012-2016

Program for Promoting Inter-University Collaborative Education

This program aims to guarantee and improve the quality of education and promote the differentiation of functions based on each university's strengths. This is carried out by lending intensive financial support to endeavors by universities, regardless of which is a national, public, or private university, that are involved in building a joint system for guaranteeing the quality of education that responds to societal demands according to region and field of study.

Selected in 2012

Program title University Period
Statistic education for developing human resources with data-based problem-solving skills
The University of Tokyo, Osaka University, Shiga University、Graduate University for Advanced Studies, *Aoyama Gakuin University, Tama University, Rikkyo University, Waseda University, Doshisha University 2012-2016

*lead university

Commissioned Programs

Project to Support Math and Science Students

Program title Program leader Period
Math and Science Honor Program Graduate School of Science, Professor HIGASHIJIMA Kiyoshi 2012-2016


Program to Support the Development of Math and Science Students

Program title Program leader Period
Engineering Science Honor Program - Organization of Students with a Drive for Learning in the Fields of Math and Science Graduate School of Engineering Science, Professor SATO Kosuke 2011-2014

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