Grant Research

Grant Research

MEXT's Support for Educational Reform in Public and Private Universities

To promote reform in higher education, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) provides financial support for excellent university educational projects. MEXT has chosen ICU for the following programs.

Top Global University Project

The Top Global University Project is a funding project that aims to enhance the internationalcompatibility and competitiveness of higher education in Japan. It provides prioritized supportfor the world-class and innovative universities that lead the internationalization of Japanese universities. Selected universities are expected to press forward with comprehensive internationalization and university reform.

Name of ProjectTermLink
Creating Responsible Global Citizens Through a Global Liberal Arts Education2014~2023 Global ICU

Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development

The promotion of systems that increase the global nature of university education in order that younger generations shed their 'innate introversion' and in order to cultivate 'human resources' who can work and actively challenge themselves internationally and who will be a foundation for improving international competition in business and strengthen bonds between nations.

TermLink
2012~2016 Global ICU

Distinctive University Education Program (Good Practice, GP)

This program supports distinctive and outstanding projects that contribute to the improvement of university education by offering advanced and abundant educational content and methods.

Project ClassificationName of ProjectTerm
Undergraduate Curriculum: Other improved or newly-developed methods Educational Support for Liberal Arts to Nurture Intentional Learning: From Academic Advising to Academic Planning 2007~2009 Educational Support for Liberal Arts to Nurture Intentional Learning (Only in Japanese)
Theme 1: Comprehensive themes Liberal Arts to Nurture Responsible World Citizens 2003~2006 Liberal Arts to Nurture Responsible World Citizens

Program to Promote Internationalization of University Education

Strategic Support for International Cooperation

MEXT gives financial support to outstanding projects involving Japanese universities and those overseas. The objective of the program is to ensure that Japanese higher education attains a global standard and further strengthens its competitiveness in the world.

Name of ProjectTerm
Developing Cooperation in International Service Learning: Building an Asian-African Network for Practical Application of an International Liberal Arts Education 2005~2008 The Development and Network building of International Service-Learning

Support for Research in Advanced Education Overseas

Support for Research in Advanced Education Overseas sends university faculty from Japan to study at educational institutions abroad to enhance the international competitiveness of higher education in Japan.

TermName of Project
2006 Structure of International Understanding in the Era of Globalization (To enhance mutual understanding in Japan and North America/ Europe) One ICU faculty member sent
2007 Structure of International Understanding in the Era of Globalization (To improve liberal arts education) Two ICU faculty members sent

Support for Long-term Study Overseas

Support for long-term study overseas allows students to study at graduate schools abroad for a degree or in a specialized area to nurture personnel that can contribute to international society, strengthen the competitiveness of Japanese higher education in the world and promote reform in Japanese university education.

TermName of Project
2006; 2007 Support for Long-term Study Overseas Program Two ICU faculty members sent

Attractive Graduate School Education Initiative

The Attractive Graduate School Education Initiative supports enterprising and creative educational projects to nurture young researchers. Information about the selected projects is made public, allowing other graduate institutions to emulate the measures adopted in the project.

Project ClassificationName of ProgramTerm
Humanities and social sciences A System of International Cooperation in Education and Training in Clinical Psychology 2005~2006

21st Century Center of Excellence Program (COE)

The 21st Century Center of Excellence Program is one of the three pillars announced by MEXT in its Outline of University Structure Reform. The program financially supports universities aiming to establish a research and education center meeting the highest global standards, to promote internationally competitive and high caliber universities in Japan.

Project ClassificationName of ProjectTerm
Interdisciplinary, compound disciplines, new fields Research and Education for Peace, Security and Conviviality 2003~2007
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