Cultivating specialists with analytical skills backed by multilateral points of view and accurate judgment who can address complicated issues on globalized international relations.
International relations are becoming increasingly complicated in the 21st century. Thanks to the progress of globalization and the IT revolution in recent years, global generalization and integration are accelerating, while simultaneously, friction and conflicts are occurring between different cultures. Under such circumstances, new orders are required to substitute the interpretation of the polarized world under the cold war. To create a new theoretical and systematic paradigm in response to such contemporary requirements, the Graduate School of International Relations nurtures people with the capabilities to analyze and review international relations from multilateral perspectives. By cultivating students' skills to address these problems by adopting their own stances and thus playing major roles as specialists in the international business domain.
The curriculum emphasizes the training of individuals to nurture the sophisticated skills required to analyze and assess giant and complicated international relations, which are changing on a day-to-day basis. Various subjects are offered in the following four fields: Basic research, area studies, research of international relations dynamics, and practical skill cultivation. A multilateral and systematic approach to international relations is thus made, based on applications as well as on theories.
This Graduate School attracts many gifted people from as many as 10 nations. Following the introduction of the entrance examination system for people who have their job, graduate students of various ages and with diverse social experiences study together, providing an ideal opportunity to strengthen knowlege while assessing the awareness of problems.