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WISE Program (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education)

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has solicited universities in The WISE Program (Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education) since the 2018-2019 academic year.

This program supports universities’ efforts to develop individuals with doctorate degrees who will lead their respective sectors and form outstanding hubs for continuously facilitating the development of human resources, interpersonal exchange, as well as joint research.

In this program, universities are requested to achieve these goals through 5-year integrated doctoral programs in which world-class education and research are conducted by making use of results of their graduate school reform, with their own strengths at the core, in cooperation with universities, research institutions, and private companies in Japan and abroad.

The following WISE Program can be found at Osaka University: 

Program Name
Academic Year Selected



PQBA 2019-2020


  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) Homepage

For information on the WISE Program, click here. (link in Japanese)

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