Educational Objectives

Human activities in such areas as politics, economics, culture, information, and environment are expanding at a global scale. In order to resolve such problems to build a brighter future, the College of International Studies values interdisciplinary approaches that place particular importance on integrating applied social sciences and engineering methodologies.

The College educates students in harboring multidisciplinary approaches to resolve various challenges. Our core educational objectives are:

  • Build a sharp mind that penetrates to the core of the situation, and foster a balanced international understanding in students;
  • Cultivate an interdisciplinary analytical thinking that can assess the problem and arrive at an effective solution;
  • Train students in the ability to express opinions in a logical manner that is persuasive in an international situation.

Students go through a gradual and integral curriculum to realize these goals, covering a wide range of academic fields.

About the College

The curriculum is designed to support students in approaching various international issues by relying on a critical mindset backed by a broad perspective. We encourage students to understand the situation in an interdisciplinary and analytical manner. Students majoring in International Relations will conduct research in international politics, international law and economics as well as related fields. Students majoring in International Development conduct research in development, information technology, the environment, and other related fields.

About the Majors

  • International Relations
    Students deepen their interdisciplinary understanding of current international affairs with an emphasis on humanities and social sciences, aiming to establish problem-solving capabilities that are focused on policy-building.
  • International Development
    Students investigate topics in economics, development, and engineering to seek new social systems, train human resources, and create new methods and technology. The objective is to refineproblem-solving skills.

These two Fields of Major are closely linked, supporting each other in our education and research. Both Fields cover multiple disciplines, and the courses are divided into four areas: International Politics and Law, Economics, Culture/ Social Development, and Information/ Environmental Technology.

Third-year students write an independent research thesis in their seminar course, which prepares them for the graduation thesis in the fourth year. The graduation thesis will be an accumulation of the student's critical analysis and problemsolving techniques which are geared towards international issues, as well as the mathematical and logical methods of expression that result from the student's education and research at university.