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Education at OU

University Education Support Programs

Grant-in-Aid Programs

The Project for Establishing Core Universities for Internationalization

In order to promote a July 2008 plan for increasing international student enrollment in Japan to 300,000, the "Global 30" program was inaugurated in 2009 with Osaka University and 12 other universities selected as "Global 30" institutions.

Under the "Global 30"program, the following undergraduate degree programs conducted in English were set up at Osaka University: "Chemistry-Biology Combined Major Program," "Human Science All-English Undergraduate Degree Program," "International Physics Course," and the graduate degree course "Special Integrated Science Course."

In order to promote internationalization through networking with other universities and facilitated collaboration with industry, the project was reorganized, promoting networking for university internationalization in 2011. Thus, in July 2011, Osaka University formed the Osaka-Kobe University Network for Internationalization with Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, and Kobe University.

Re-Inventing Japan Project: CAMPUS Asia (Collective Action for Mobility Program of University Students in Asia)
In 2011, Osaka University, Hiroshima University, Meio University, and Nagasaki University jointly applied and were accepted for a new project. In this project, these four universities and universities in ASEAN formed a university alliance with strategic collaboration with Universities for Peace. Based on 4 principles of peace-building, economic cooperation, health promotion, and multi-cultural understanding, the alliance aimed to create excellent programs for nurturing excellence in next-generation policy-makers through student exchange programs.

Program title "University Alliance for Peace in Asia = Human Security"
Program leader
Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP)
Professor, MATSUNO Akihisa

Cancer Professional Training Plan

Cancer Professional Training Plan aims to support university strategies for nurturing medical professionals involved in cancer operative therapy, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy.

Program selected in 2012

Program title Developing Cancer Care Specialist Teams
Universities Osaka University* (Graduate School of Medicine), Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Nara Medical University, University of Hyogo, Wakayama Medical University, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

*lead university

Program for Promoting Inter-University Collaborative Education

This program aims to secure and improve the quality of education and promote the functional differentiation of universities by financially supporting projects for setting up systems to provide and secure the quality of education. This will be accomplished by responding to requests from society through collaboration between national, public, and private universities in accordance with region and/or field.

Programs selected in 2012-2013

Program title
Securing the quality of statistics education for data-based problem solving
Universities The University of Tokyo, Osaka University**, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, Aoyama Gakuin University*, Tama University, Rikkyo University, Waseda University, Doshisha University
Academic Societies Japanese Society of Applied Statistics, Japanese Society of Computational Statistics, The Biometric Society of Japan, The Behaviormetric Society of Japan, Japan Statistical Society, Japanese Classification Society
Institutes National Center for University Entrance Examinations, The Institute of Actuaries of Japan, Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers, Bank of Japan, Keidanren, Japan Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association, Japan Statistical Association, Japan Marketing Research Association

*lead university

**School of Human Sciences, Graduate School of Human Sciences, School of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, School of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Center for the Study of Finance and Insurance

Building networks for practical education for developing information technology personnel

This program aims to implement and spread practical education such as problem-solving learning based on actual cases via nationwide networks by universities and industries in order to develop personnel to solve social problems using their information technology.

Programs selected in 2012-2013

Program title Education Network for Practical Information Technologies
Universities Osaka University* (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), Tohoku University, University of Tsukuba, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nagoya University, Kobe University, Kyushu University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Future University Hakodate, Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology, Keio University, Institute of Information Security

*lead university


 Culture and Art Promotion Project using Universities

Culture and Art Promotion Project using Universities sponsored by the Agency for Cultural Affairs began from 2013 in order to promote Japanese culture and art by making use of faculty members at art universities, education and research functions, facilities and materials.

Programs selected in 2013-2014

Program title 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'
Program leader Graduate School of Letters, Osaka University, Professor NAGATA Yasushi

Formation of Human Resource Development Center  for Future Medical Treatment 

This project aims to support universities addressing new unique projects regarding the following themes in order to contribute to solving medical challenges associated with rapid aging and actively promote the development of medicine and medical treatment in Japan and abroad.

Theme A: Cultivation of Personnel Promoting Medical Innovation 

This program aims to cultivate personnel who are capable of leading research and development of  the world advanced medical treatment and disseminating research results in the world (promoting innovation) in order to make a great contribution to the improvement of world medical standards and the revitalization of Japanese medical industry.

Theme B: Cultivation of General Physicians with a Research Mind  

This program aims to cultivate the research aptitude of general physicians who will be capable of dealing with regional comprehensive care systems in the future super-aged society in cooperation with local medical institutes and municipal governments in order to create an environment where people can receive medical services for many years without anxiety.

Programs selected in 2013-2014

Theme A:

Program title Formation of Human Resource Development for International Future Medical Treatment
Program leader Graduate School of Medicine, Professor SAWA Yoshiki

Theme B:

Program title Training Program for General Physicians in Local Community -- Cultivation of Medical Leaders Preparing for Coming Super-aged Society 
Program leader Osaka University Hospital, Professor RAKUGI Hiromi 

Problem-Solving Approach Training Program for Leading Medical Professionals

This program supports outstanding approaches by universities which implement and develop education programs for addressing challenges in clinical practice in Japan and nurturing excellent doctors, dentists, nurses, and pharmacists who can provide medical care based on scientific basis and contribute to healthy and long-lived society.

 

Programs selected in 2014-2015

Program title Training Program for Pharmacists Serving a Role in Local Medical Team Medicine
Program leader Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Professor, TSUTSUMI Yasuo

Commissioned Programs

Programs selected in 2015-2016

With the aim of developing human resources who can excel in a global environment, the Global Science Campus project was established to develop and implement an advanced and systematic education program in math and science which recruits and screens local senior high school students with both outstanding ability and motivation. This program, which also includes international activity, is implemented through the cooperation of prefectural or government-ordinance city boards of education to form a consortium which acts as a center to develop the abilities of local students as a community.

Program title SEEDS Program: Utilizing the Educational Research Ability of the World Tekijuku
-Discovering and Developing Outstanding Human Resources in Science and Technology-


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)

Programs selected in 2004-2003

Joint application

Field Theme 1: Concentrating on a Comprehensive Approaches
Program title Intercollegeate Negotiation Competition
Program leader Osaka University (Osaka School of International Public Policy, Professor NOMURA Yoshiaki) and Sophia University
Field Theme 1: Concentrating on Comprehensive Approaches
Program title Interactive Reformation of Engineering Education in a University Coalition of Japan
Universities Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology*, Nagoya University, Osaka University (Graduate Schools of Engineering/Engineering Science), Kyushu University

*lead university

Single application

Field Theme 2: Concentrating on the Improvement of Curriculum
Program title Evolving Education Program for Science
Program leader Graduate School of Science, Professor SHIMODA Tadashi

Initiative for "Inspirational Graduate School Education"

Programs selected in 2005-2006

Graduate School Education program title Program leader
Letters Building of Social Network-type Humane Studies Professor MORIOKA Yuichi
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

Programs selected in 2006-2007

Graduate School Graduate School Program Leader
International Public Policy Developing Policy Specialists for International Public Sectors Professor MURAKAMI Masanao
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

Programs selected in 2008-2010

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

 

Program for Promoting Systematic University Education

Programs selected in 2007-2008

Graduate School Program title Program leader
Human Sciences Comprehensive Professional Education based on Human Science Data Professor KAWABATA Akira
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

Programs selected in 2008-2010

Graduate School Program title Program leader
Economics Developing Innovation Leaders Professor KANAI Kazuyori
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 Shigenori

 

Programs selected in 2009-2011

Graduate School Program title Program leader
Pharmaceutical Sciences Developing Health Environment and Risk Management Specialists Professor TAKAGI Tatsuya
Engineering Science Developing System Creation Professionals Professor URABE Shinji


Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs (Contemporary Good Practice)

Program selected in 2004-2006

Theme Theme 1: Contributing to Revitalization of the Local Community
Program title Development of City Renovation Designers
Program leader Graduate School of Engineering, Professor NITTA Yasutsugu


Programs selected in 2005-2007

Theme Theme 6: Development of E-Learning Program to Nurture Professionals According to Needs
Program title Development of Contents Contributing to the Development of International Professionals
Program leader Graduate School of Engineering, Professor FUKUI Kiichi

 

Theme Theme 6: Development of E-Learning Program to Nurture Professionals According to Needs
Program title Development Dialogue and Communication to Break Down Culture Barriers
Program leader Foreign Studies (Osaka University Research Institute for World Languages, Professor TAKAHASHI Akira)

*Application made by former Osaka University of Foreign Studies

Programs selected in 2006-2008

Theme Theme 2:  Contribution to Local Revitalization (wide area)
Program title Establishing and education system for the development of skilled professionals who can facilitate supportive parent-child relationships
Program leader Graduate School of Medicine, NAGAI Toshisaburo

Programs selected in 2007-2008

Single application
Theme Theme 6: Promoting and Enhancing Education using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Program title Dental Haptic Simulation to Train Hand Skills of Student
Program leader Graduate School of Dentistry, Professor KAMISAKI Yoshinori

Joint application

Theme Theme 6: Promoting and Enhancing Education using Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
Program title Building a Project-type Inter-University Joint Seminar
Program leader Nagoya University*, Osaka University (School of Law)

*lead university

Program for Educational Promotion in Professional Graduate School including Law School

Programs selected in 2004-2006
Programs to promote advanced education

Single education project

Program title Development of Progressive Lawyers with Science and Engineering Literacy
Program leader Graduate School of Law, Professor MATSUKAWA Tadaki

Joint project

Program title Joint Project to Develop Educational Materials for Acquiring Practical Skills
Universities 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

Programs selected in 2007-2008

Program title Nurturing Legal Professionals with Abilities of Preventing Conflicts and Restoring Relationships

Program

leader

Graduate School of Law, Professor MATSUKAWA Tadaki

Advanced IT Specialist Program

Program selected in 2006-2007

Program title IT Specialist Program Initiative for Reality-Based Advanced Learning
Universities 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

*lead university

Program selected in 2007-2010

Program title IT Specialist Program to Nurture Security Specialists in order to Reduce IT Risk
Universities Nara Institute of Science and Technology*, Kyoto University, Osaka University(Graduate School of Information Science and Technology), Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology

*lead university

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

Program selected in 2007-2010

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

Cancer Professionals Training Plan

[Program selected in 2007 - 2011]

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

*lead university

Commissioned Programs

Programs selected in 2007-2011

Project to Support Math and Science Students

Program title Math and Science Honor Program
Program leader Graduate School of Science, Professor HIGASHIJIMA Kiyoshi
Programs selected in 2011-2014

Program to Support the Development of Math and Science Students

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


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