Purpose and Feature
The Department of University Management and Policy Studies at the Graduate School of Education in The University of Tokyo was newly established in 2005. At the department, our faculty challenges and examines fundamental and practical issues in the areas of university management, as well as social, economic, and political policies of higher education. We provide high quality academic training and rich research opportunities to working professionals, and we are also dedicated to developing leading scholars in the field of higher education. With our distinguished faculty and talented students, the department is now recognized as one of the international hubs of scholarly and professional activities in the field.
managers at colleges and universities
working professionals in profit and non-profit sectors
policymakers of higher education at national and local level
college graduates intending to become researchers of higher education
While the admitted students demonstrate strong academic potentials, no preference is given to any disciplines during the admission process. In fact, our students’ academic backgrounds are diverse, including law, economics, sociology, psychology, political science, organizational science, history, and so forth.
The Graduate School of Education at The University of Tokyo currently consists of seven departments, and our department is the youngest of all. It first admitted its students in April 2005.
Our renowned faculty creates vigorous academic environment in the department, bringing a wealth of experience in research and practice to our students. In addition to theoretical research, our faculty members actively conduct case-analyses in domestic and international contexts. Some of them are deeply involved in the process of shaping governmental policies of higher education in Japan, and all of them engage in global dialogue on critical issues of the field. Every year, the department hosts many symposia and seminars, inviting distinguished scholars from overseas. Our faculty also fully supports our students’ research activities. As a result, some of our students have published their studies in recognized peer-reviewed journals, and many of them have given presentations at academic conferences.
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