Introduction of The Graduate School of Project Design
In the world that is constantly changing, we are expected to invent transforming ideas that can shift existing paradigms. What we are aiming to do is to find ideas and concepts that can provide a possible solution to a problem, and to actualize the ideas we invented into real life.
The Master of Project Design program helps to realize innovative ideas we envision for our desired future. The scope in which MPD aims to cover is broad and extensive; to identify the essence and the principles that underpin social phenomena, to question the fundamentals of the problems we are encountering, to repeatedly conduct field research and enhance discussions, to create an integrated project plan, and make a presentation of the project plan in front of the stakeholders. By repeating these steps in a cycle, it is possible to realize a feasible project plan that can transform existing paradigms and bring innovation to our societies.
The goal of MBAs is to train management skills to potential directors and managers, while the purpose of MPD is to train those who can take up the role as social entrepreneurs, who envision long-term benefits of the society by generating new industries of the future, and in creating innovative social frameworks that can solve core agendas in our society.
The Graduate School of Project Design is committed to empowering the UNAI principles as follows:
-4 A commitment to the opportunity for every interested individual to acquire the skills and knowledge necessary for the pursuit of higher education;
-6 A commitment to encouraging global citizenship through education;
-9 A commitment to promoting sustainability through education;
-10 A commitment to promoting inter-cultural dialogue and understanding, and the “unlearning” of intolerance, through education.