Industry-Government-University Co-creative Education Program
Students who complete the master’s course of the Academy are offered Industry-Government-University Co-creative Education Program which is jointly provided by the industries, universities and the government, in order to cultivate the ability as global leaders who can lead the innovation in the environment and energy fields, while being aware of the relationship among industries, politics, and economy.
Immediately after entering the doctoral course, students are recommended to take “Leadership Development Course I” with an aim to nurture the capability to deal with 2S x 3E problems facing the environment and energy fields with speed and accuracy. This course consists of classes related to “Interface between technology and society” including “Science Communication and Education”, “Management and Organization of Science Cafe”, “New Energy Business and Social Acceptance”, which Tokyo Tech has cultivated through various projects, Environment and energy-related social science classes including “Science and Technology for Society”, that teach international economy, international politics, philosophy and safety related to environment and energy in a comprehensive manner, as well as Industry-university co-creative leadership development class including lecturers from the industries who teach economics, politics, religion, law, and safety.
For the last year of the doctoral course, “Leadership Development Course II” centering on career path support is newly established. This course collaborates closely with environment and energy-related companies, as is the case with “Leadership Development Course I”, and lecturers active on the front lines in business and our faculties hold joint courses on technological strategy, business strategy, international strategy, intellectual property strategy, life planning, etc. “Leadership Development Course II” aims to contribute to developing leaders who can take initiative in the next generation.
Furthermore, considering the internationalization of recruitment activities following the global expansion of the Japanese companies, we dispatch the doctoral students to the Japanese companies’ overseas bases in the emerging countries for internship, and cultivate the doctoral students’ global mindset and global leadership. In addition, practical domestic internship course, “Science Communication & Society— Media Internship”, and overseas internship course, “Science Communication for Global Scientists—Overseas Internship” with suffi cient track record in Tokyo Tech are enhanced, while industry-government-university cocreation structure that meets diverse career paths, focusing on producing human resources in environment and energy policy, international economics and politics field, is established through media internship at newspaper companies and publishing companies, as well as policy internship at policy organizations in Japan and abroad, including Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (METI), Ministry of Environment, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy (NISTEP), Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) in UK, European Parliament, etc.