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IUJ is a graduate school where the world gathers.

The International University of Japan (IUJ) aims to cultivate future global leaders capable of finding practical solutions to the various global issues facing the world. With the support from the economical and educational communities, as well as the local Niigata community, IUJ was founded in 1982 as the nation’s first graduate school in which all courses are offered in English. Since its inception IUJ has implemented a September enrollment system, opening its doors to students from around the globe.
On a campus rich in nature, students from over 40 countries and regions around the globe live together in an environment that fosters friendly competition around the clock, and the chance to build lasting friendships and networks that continue on long after course completion. The university boasts an alumni of over 3,800 students, from 115 different countries, currently working successfully around the globe.

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Graduate School of International Relations

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【International University of Japan(IUJ)】Info. Session in Tokyo and in Bangkok, Thailand information in December
[Info. Session in Tokyo]
Date: Saturday, December 10
Venue: Tokyo office
For detail: http://www.iuj.ac.jp/20161125/

[Info. Session in Thailand]
Date: Friday, December 16
Place: Bangkok, Thailand
For detail: http://www.iuj.ac.jp/20161122/

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The Graduate School of International Relations

One of the main features of the Graduate School of International Relations lies in its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented curriculum, covering fields such as politics, economics and management. The GSIR, which teaches students about the various experiences related to development in Japan and the Asia region, aims to cultivate specialists who can systematically analyze various international relations issues, including those stated above, from the viewpoint of different disciplines, while taking into consideration historical and cultural perspectives. The GSIR also aims to produce specialists with intellectual judgment and problem solving skills who have both a community-based global perspective and long-term vision of forecasting contemporary trends.
Graduate School of International Relations website: http://gsir.iuj.ac.jp/

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Registered international students (by year)

2016
Myanmar37
Indonesia19
Vietnam15
Philippines14
Laos10
Bangladesh8
Cambodia8
Thailand6
Kyrgyzstan5
Others72
International Development Program (IDP)
Learning economics from the basics and mastering scientific analytical methods and practical theory.

 MA in International Development
This program, which aims to foster international development professionals capable of working in a vast array of fields around the globe, equips students with the specialist knowledge, scientific analytical methods, and practical theory necessary to assist in creating an international society in which people live peacefully without poverty or income-gaps between rich and poor.

 MA in Economics
This program aims to foster professionals responsible for the planning and implementation of economic development policies aimed at achieving sustainable economic growth. In addition to a high-level of economic theory, the program also equips students with the necessary analytical tools used in economics, as well as how to implement these theories and practically apply them to economic development policies.

International Development Program website: http://gsir.iuj.ac.jp/idp/

International Relations Program (IRP)
Cultivating people with the knowledge, personality and vision to be leaders of the 21st Century.

 MA in International Relations
This program, which cultivates human resources capable of working as leaders of the international community, aims to strengthen students’ analytical skills and comprehensive, interdisciplinary understanding of major events and trends in international politics, economics and society.

 MA in International Peace Studies
Students in this course will research the key global issues surrounding ‘human security’, including armed conflict and peace building, poverty and development, environmental destruction and sustainable development and gender discrimination etc.

International Relations Program website: http://gsir.iuj.ac.jp/irp/

Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP)
Creating organization management specialists capable of evaluating policy implementation in the public sector.

 MA in Public Management
This program is designed to equip students with the necessary specialist knowledge, scientific methods and practical theory necessary to contribute to creating effective public management and good governance. It aims to cultivate specialists with the organization management and policy implementation evaluation skills needed to work in a broad range of public sectors, including international organizations, local and central government.

Public Management and Policy Analysis Program (PMPP) website: http://gsir.iuj.ac.jp/pmpp/

Public Policy Program (PPP)
Producing human resources who can disseminate Japan to the international community

 Master of Public Policy
This program aims to produce human resources capable of disseminating Japan to the international community, the kind of people most demanded by Japanese society as it urgently tries to respond to the rapid progression of globalization. This one-year masters program targets people who have at least 2 years work experience in a government organization or local government agency or business.

Doctoral Program
Education and Research made up from Three Clusters

Economics Cluster, PhD in Economics
The PhD in Economics aims at fostering both research scholars, with a high level of mathematical and statistical analysis skills and expert academic knowledge and research abilities in the field of economics, as well as high-level professionals capable of utilizing these skills and knowledge in economic development and policy-related positions in international organizations and/or government agencies.

Public Management Cluster, PhD in Public Management
The PhD in Public Management aims at fostering both research scholars, with a high level of expert academic knowledge and research skills in the field of public management, as well as high-level professionals capable of utilizing these skills and knowledge to become efficient business managers in international organizations and/or government agencies.

International Relations Cluster, PhD in International Relations
The PhD in International Relations aims at fostering research scholars with a high level of expert academic knowledge and research skills in the increasingly complex field of international relations, as well as high-level professionals capable of utilizing these skills and knowledge in positions related to the formulating and implementation of diplomatic and security-related policies in international organizations and/or government agencies.



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