Programs Within Osaka University
Osaka University offers graduate students opportunities to study in fields outside of their areas of specialization and related fields in which they can apply their expertise while working on their academic major. The Graduate Minor Program and Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies are educational programs in which subjects are systematically organized according to certain academic themes for students to effectively acquire multifaceted and comprehensive perspectives. Students receive a certificate of completion upon successfully completing a certain number of credits.
Currently, there are more than 40 programs at the university. The additional information is available at the University’s website.
OSIPP operates Global Leadership Program, one of the Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies. The basis of leadership lies in the behavior in which each citizen tries to solve social problems responsibly. Osaka University Global Leadership Program collaborates with citizens and various organizations that share feelings about reform and to train highly ethical leaders working in the region and the world to benefit the public values shared by all.
Program for Leading Graduate Schools is intended to become a driving force behind drastic reform in applicable areas of graduate school education at leading educational centers. Program for Leading Graduate Schools aims to promote the efforts of graduate schools to create and develop world-class degree programs, programs transcending field borders, with the aim of producing graduates capable of serving as international leaders in academia, business, and government.
Students at OSIPP have an opportunity to apply one of the Programs for Leading Graduate Schools, Cross-Boundary Innovation Program.
The Cross- Boundary Innovation(CBI) Program, an “All-around Program” designed to train outstanding leaders with a wide range of expertise across the sciences and humanities.