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Grant-in-Aid Programs

Project to Develop Advanced Technicians for Society 5.0 (Program for Developing Professionals who can Create New Value)

This project aims to support efforts to develop professionals which society needs, but currently lacks, toward the realization of Society 5.0, a smart society, by creating a practical education network through industry-university collaboration. Such professionals include data scientists, technicians with special expertise in cyber security, and those who can use science and technology in society.  

Programs selected in 2018-2019

Program title
Program for Cultivating Independent Data Scientists (DS4)
Universities Osaka University (Graduate School of Engineering Science)*, Shiga University, Kobe University, Doshisha University

*Leading university 

Project for Establishing a Nationwide Practical Education Network for IT Human Resources Development Education Network for Practical Information Technologies (enPiT)

enPiT aims to form a practical education network through industry-university collaboration and promote the spread of practical education such as Project-Based Learning (PBL) throughout Japan in order to strengthen the function of nurturing human resources who can solve social challenges by making use of high-level information technology.
Managed by: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University

Selected in 2016

Program title Development of human resources with problem-solving ability by using Artificial intelligence (AI), cloud infrastructure, and Big Data technologies
University Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, Osaka University*, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Ochanomizu University, The University of Electro-Communications, Kobe University, Wakayama University, Kyushu Institute of Technology, Chiba University, Nara Institute of Science and Technology (Joint application)

* Leading university

Project for Cultivating Cancer Professionals Who Can Respond to Diverse Needs

This project aims to further promote cancer treatment in Japan by training cancer professionals to be able to respond to new needs in cancer treatment in cancer professional development programs that take advantage of strengths of member universities and work in collaboration with these universities.

Selected in 2017

Program title Development of Cancer Professionals for the Genome Generation
University Graduate School of Medicine, Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Osaka University*; Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Nara Medical University, University of Hyogo, Wakayama Medical University, Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kobe Pharmaceutical University

* Leading university

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