About GLP-GEfIL(Global Education for Innovation and Leadership)
Around 100 qualified students will be selected to participate in the special university-wide, transdisciplinary GEfIL program taught entirely in English.
The GLP-GEfIL curriculum offers students opportunities to participate in summer schools and other short-term study abroad programs, and to meet and collaborate with top-class international researchers, students, entrepreneurs and experts of international institutions. GEfIL pursues a transdisciplinary, innovative approach to global problems and is designed to equip students with the vision and competences required to play meaningful, leading roles in global society.
GEfIL Independent Research Project
The GEfIL Independent Research Project forms the centerpiece of this program and focuses on critical contemporary issues in 6 large, interdisciplinary, thematic fields (e.g. sustainability, diversity, conflict prevention & peace building, global health, global governance [risk; human rights], global economy & management, global education).
Students define and plan their own research projects within these fields. They are supervised by GLP and subject-specific mentors as well as by postgraduate teaching fellows. Interdisciplinary brainstorming sessions, special workshops and seminars with renowned guest speakers provide students with the opportunity to foster innovative thinking and test the practicability of their ideas. At the end of the year, students will give a (public) presentation of their projects and research outcomes.
Phase 1 is supervised by GLP Mentors
Independent Research Project Phase1 (FY2016-FY2018)
GLP Program Director
Prof Dr Nicola LISCUTIN
Project Prof Nanyan GUO
Graduate School of Engineering
Associate Prof Shunsaku KOMATSUZAKI
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Associate Prof Yuko ITATSU
Institute of Industrial Science
Associate Prof Pavel HEJCIK
Phase 2 is supervised by the follwing Expert Mentors
Independent Research Project Phase2 (FY2016-FY2017)
Graduate School for Law and Politics
Prof Kiichi FUJIWARA
Graduate School of Economics
Prof Takahiro FUJIMOTO
Graduate School of Economics
Project Prof Junichi HANDA
Graduate School of Medicine
Prof Masamine JIMBA
Graduate School of Education
Associate Prof.Yuto Kitamura
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science
Prof Kensuke FUKUSHI
GEfIL Abroad Programs
Generous GEfIL Scholarships fund (partially) short-term study abroad in carefully selected, existing summer programs of top universities around the world; joint summer programs with international top universities and other organizations; short-term internships and volunteer work abroad.
Global Leader Lecture Series
Global Leader Lecture Series by internationally active business leaders, entrepreneurs, experts and representatives of international organizations. Students will participate in choosing speakers.
GEfIL IRP Complementary Courses
Courses taught in English that are thematically related to the GEfIL curriculum in general, and particularly to the Independent Research Project are offered across the disciplines to hone students’ academic skills.
GLP GEfIL Logo Explanation
Our colorful logo represents both our vision for the GLP GEfIL program and our aspiration that a great many students from various academic backgrounds, with critical minds and diverse capabilities will flock to our program. The image of the paper plane over the letter ‘f’ also stands for ‘flying’ and ‘future’: It refers to the potential of each and every student to soar high and make their way in(to) the world … and to do so not on prescribed routes but by determining their own, however tentative, paths. In this vision, the GLP GEfIL program may be regarded as the ‘runway’ facilitating each students’ take-off into a bright future.