|Name of Institution||The Graduate School of Project Design (Professional Graduate School)|
|Founder||Japan Educational Research Group
Executive Director, Hideya Azuma
|Location||3-13-16 Minami Aoyama Minato-ku Tokyo
1 min. walk from Tokyo Metro Omotesando Station
|Graduate Programs||Graduate School of Project Design, Department of Project Design|
|Admitted Number of Students||30|
|Certificate Conferred||Master of Project Design|
|President (Headmaster)||Risa Tanaka|
|Course Term||Two Years|
|Required Credits||34 Credits or more (minimum requirement 34)|
|Course Day||Weekday evening classes and daytime classes on weekends|
|Founded||1 April, 2012|
|Affiliated Organization||Research Institute of Project Design, Publishing Department of the Graduate School of Project Design|
|Related Organization||The Japan Association of Regional Development and Vitalization|
The purpose of the Professional Graduate Schools is to respond to the growing demand in training highly specialized professionals, who can proactively contribute in bringing social, economic science and technology innovation. Professional Graduate Schools are approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan since 2003, allowing universities and other institutions to offer specialized programs. Its principle feature is to provide educational programs that link theory and practice.
The programs offered at Professional Graduate Schools consist of classes that are instructed in small-groups, interactive with multi-directional teaching, discuss case studies in-depth, and value field research and other practical educational methods. Research guidance and thesis writing are not essential, and a certain percentage of the faculty must be comprised by those who are also practitioners in the business.
The role of the research institute is to convene project based research, educational and information exchange meetings that function as a hub in enhancing activities that are conducive to project design and product development. The research institute aims to devise project designs and business initiatives to activate and improve regional industries that could enhance international competitiveness. It promises to perform the following mission:
We issue the world’s largest database on project design, the Monthly Project Design. Launched in September 2012, the Monthly Project Design aims to contribute in activating our society and business projects throughout Japan.
We also assist in the planning and publication of books and magazines related to project design in addition to our database making. Our publications include Nin-gen Kaigi and Kankyo Kaigi featuring topics on CSR and business management, as well as Environment Business Quarterly, and Disaster Prevention Guide. Students enrolled to the Graduate School of Project Design will have the access to our publications as well as opportunities to present their research in our selection of publications.