Special International Program for Urban Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries

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“Civil and Development” MEXT Scholarship Program
 

  • Program Name
    • Special International Program for Urban Infrastructure Engineering in Developing Countries
  • Outline of the Program
    • With a focus on excellent students in the civil engineering field mainly from developing countries, practical education and research guidance regarding international urban infrastructure engineering in a multicultural environment. Students will learn civil engineering in the field of urban communities from an international perspective.
  • Number of Scholars: Five (Doctor course), Two (Master course)
  • Features of the Program
    • Practical education and research in the field of urban communities
      • The Yokohama-Kanagawa area, where our university is located, is one of the largest metropolitan areas in Japan, with a residential area, a core of industries, diverse and complex terrain. This area has experienced challenges that cities around the world commonly have or may have in future, and our faculty has accumulated the results of practical education and research in the field of urban communities. Taking advantage of this achievement, this program will carry out practical education and research to solve urban problems, which leads to foster practical human resources who will become one of driving forces in realization of metropolitan cities in developing countries.
    • Global education with both Japanese and international students
      • Students will study under a multicultural environment with both Japanese and international students. All the instruction will be in English. Students will be able to acquire not only practical knowledge and techniques but also a dense network that will continue after returning home country with future Japanese researchers and engineers.
    • Interdisciplinary education from an international perspective
      • In the Faculty of Urban Innovation, where this program belongs, not only professors in the civil engineering field but also professors who specialize in human and social science, such as international development studies, are also teaching in the same faculty together. Taking advantage of the characteristics of this interdisciplinary education and research organization, this program will carry out interdisciplinary “international urban infrastructure engineering” education linked with Yokohama urban social science on the basis of civil engineering and foster human resources with a multi-viewpoint that can cope with the increasingly complex societies.

 

 


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