Kyushu University Program for Leading Graduate Schools

Program for Leading Graduate Schools

The “Program for Leading Graduate Schools” aims to mold talented students into leaders who utilize their unique creativity and high-angle view on the global stage across industry, academia, and government roles. It is a project that promotes the formation graduate schools worthy of the highest educational institutions, by bringing together faculty and students from Japan and abroad. Through participation from industry, academia, and governments, and going beyond the framework of specialized fields to supporting the reform of college education by encouraging the creation and development of consistently high-quality, world-class degree programs for pre- and post-doctoral studies.

At Kyushu University Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences, along with the University’s Earth System Engineering program, Japanese and Asian graduate students major in one of the three academic areas: Applied Science for Electronics and Materials; Molecular and Material Sciences; and Advanced Energy Engineering Sciences. In addition to their own major, they study two other academic areas, and the basics of environmental studies, sociology and economics are integral part of their learning as a whole. In addition, by having practical experiences in and out of the country, students will gain the following five abilities to be the leaders in science and technology in Asia: research, System Landscape, Global perspective, Practical, Leadership. The University also provides the Program for Leading Graduate Schools, “Green Asian International Strategy Program,” which is to form the Asian Human Resources Network.

Sending Environmental and
Energy Innovation from Asia to the World

Program for Leaders in Science and Technology

This educational program aims to cultivate leaders in science and technology to contribute to the realization of Asia where ecology and economic growth coexist (Green Asia). The compatibility of drastic reductions in resource consumption and economic growth is an issue with human society. Asia possesses a potential to be as a typical model region which is becoming a vibrant melting pot, incorporating cultural and societal diversity while holding mutual contradictions between economic growth and environmental problems.

In order for the countries of the world to actualize sustainable economic development while eschewing the environmental and resource constraints associated with massive consumption of fossil fuels, a development strategy of the sort humans have never achieved, with compatibility between the minimization of resource consumption and the maximization of GDP growth. In this century―amid a widening gap between the rich and the poor, the emergence of the negative side of globalization, and the explosion of fossil fuel prices and increase in energy resource consumption in the countries of Asia―what Japan must contribute can be found in the realization of Green Asia, through the proposal of a global model that is distinct from the West-led model. The Green Asia International Strategy is a flexible approach, with a foundation of independence and sustainability between society, production, and economy that is based in the history and culture of the various countries of Asia and Oceania. It plans the realization of a Green Asia born from a firm global network to bring about the mutual effects of ecology and growth.

Secretariat, Contact address
Room313 E bldg, 3F 6-1,
Kasuga-koen, Kasuga, Fukuoka,
816-8580, Japan

Ito Branch
Room641 West zone 2 bldg,
6F 744, Motooka, Nishi-ku Fukuoka, 819-0395, Japan