Academic Year 2016
- March 18-25, 2017
Preliminary Visit to Myanmar
To deeply discuss the possibility to conduct the Overseas Training Program in Myanmar in January 2018, four faculties visited Myanmar for the third time. In Nay Pyi Taw, the capital city, a Monastic School which is addressing environmental sustainability and self-sufficient in food production was observed. We promoted hygiene practices and physical exercise among 300 children. We could also observed local farm and comprehensive land use zone which is government-owned land in Yangon Region. Our last visit was featured in a local journal (Tomorrow news Journal, No.4 Vol.6, 2017) in Myanmar as shown in the picture above.
- February 5-12, 2017
Overseas Training Program 1 in the Philippines
Six 3rd batch students together with 6 faculties visited Manila, Nagcarlan, Los Banõs, and Santa Rosa cities from Feb 5-12, 2017. Students visited not only health facilities but also international institutions and local farms to understand a “real world” phenomena, e.g. Child Protection Unit, Philippine General Hospital; Manila Department of Social Welfare; International Rice Research Institute; Nagcarlan Agriculture Office; Cabuyao City University; and Drug Rehabilitation Cente. Through face-to-face interviews, students found the challenges to promote women empowerment and well-being and discussed how to improve those issues from different perspectives.Photo Gallery
- February 3, 2017 Special Symposium
- February 1, 2017
Guidance on Internship and Career Opportunity with FAO
On February 1st, “Guidance on Internship and Career Opportunity with FAO” was held at the multipurpose auditorium of the Graduate School of International Development. The speaker for the session was Dr. Mbuli Charles Boliko, Director of the Liaison Office in Japan, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. 31 students who are all interested in the internship/career opportunities at FAO, participated with much enthusiasm in the seminar. Dr. Boliko discussed wide varieties of FAO’s concrete operations which included such themes as “Introduction of FAO”,“FAO and the World Food Security”, and “Employment Opportunities” and then explained in great detail about the general issues related to the hiring procedures including some of the special hiring programs, tips for CV writing and preparation for the interviews. During the Q&A session, many students asked questions about how to link or balance the studies and the career at the international organizations. Dr. Boliko kindly responded with concrete suggestions for each questions.
- January 25,2017 【Overseas Training Program Seminar I】Indonesia language lecture
- January 18, 2017
Pre-fieldwork Presentation (Overseas Training Program Seminar 1)
The pre-fieldwork presentation session for the 3rd batch Well-being students Overseas training, was held on January 18th 2017 in the Science and Agriculture building, room 329. The session was attended by 9 Well-being faculty and 19 students. Opening remarks were given by Associated Professor Eiko Yamamoto and Designated Assistant Professor Nicola Skoulding moderated the session. Presentations were given firstly by the 7 students going to Indonesia, followed by the 6 students going to Vietnam and finally the 6 students going to the Philippines. Each student presented for 5 minutes about their interests what they hoped to achieve during their visit. After each presentation, audience members gave comments and asked questions. Through this session, everyone was able to clarify the objectives and goals of the program.
- January 11, 2017
Global Leader 3 (4th Lecture)
On January 11, 2017, the last lecture of Global Leaders 3 series was given by Ms. Chikako TAKASE, the Director of the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) on the topic of “The United Nations and Development: Working towards Sustainable Development”. For the first part of her lecture, Ms. Takase introduced with vivid stories about her own experiences in career development in the UN. For the second part, she discussed about the different organizations within the UN system and also the efforts that the UN has been making on sustainable development. Her lecture has greatly helped the attendants understand the working mechanisms of varied organizations within the UN system.
- December 21, 2016
Global Leader 3 (3rd Lecture)
The third lecture of Global Leaders 3 series was given by Prof. Kazuko Yokoyama, Dean and Professor of the Graduate School of Business Administration and Professor of Faculty of Business Administration, Toyo Gakuen University, on December 21, 2016. The lecture was given on the topics of Strategy to Work for the UN and How to Prepare a UN Application Form (P-11) and Some Tips for Successful Interviews. With the introduction of her own experiences, Prof. Yokoyama shared with students about the rich knowledge in the work of the UN system and the good ways to prepare for interviews.
- December 21, 2016
Global Leader 3 (2nd Lecture)
On December 21, 2016, the second lecture of Global Leaders 3 series was given by Ms. Keiko Ozaki, the public health specialist of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), with the tile of “Maternal and child health in Asia”. The lecturer discussed about the related JICA projects and also the experiences in different countries in South-east Asia and Africa. This topic aroused significant interest from the students who attended the lecture.
- December 14, 2016
Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program 1 in Vietnam
Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program 1 in the Vietnamese. Lecture for the Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 on the Vietnamese took place on the 14th of December at the Basic Research Building, Tsurumai Campus. The Lecturer for this session were Dr. Trinh Tien Dat(Vice Director of Gynecologic Oncology, Tu Du Hospital). The contents of this lecture were "Management model in Tu Du Hospital", "Health Care System in Vietnam", "Joint Annual Health Review 2015".
- December 8, 2016
World Bank Career Seminar
On December 8th, World Bank Career Seminar was held at the multipurpose auditorium of the Graduate School of International Development. The speaker for the session was Ms. Tomoko Hirai, Senior Communications Officer at World Bank Tokyo Office who was in charge of communication and human resource issues in the same office. Ms. Hirai discussed wide varieties of World Bank’s concrete operations which included such themes as “Poverty Alleviation”, “Social Development”, and “Education” and then explained in great detail about the general issues related to the hiring procedures including some of the special hiring programs, tips for CV writing and preparation for the interviews. During the Q&A session, many students asked questions about how to link the studies and the career at the international organizations. Ms. Hirai kindly responded with concrete suggestions for each questions.
- December 6, 2016
HeForShe Global IDEATHON
- December 2, 2016
Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program 1 in the Philippines
Lecture for the Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 on the Philippines took place on the second of December at the Graduate School of International Development. The Lecturers for this session were Dr. Virginia Cardenas (the dean and the professor of the school of Public Affairs and Development at UPLB), Dr. Rowena Baconguis (the professor of the same school), and Dr. Javier Aser (the Associate Professor from the same school) respectively. The topic of each lecture were“Communities in Transition: Consequences of Land Conversion on the Wellbeing of Women”, “The Role of State Colleges and Universities in Promoting Well Being of Rural People in Communities in Transition”, and“Governance Challenges of Communities in Transition: The Case of the Cities of Cabuyao and Sta. Rosa in the Province of Laguna”. During the two days of OTP1 program in next February (The destination Country: the Philippines) , the GSID team will bring students to two municipalities near Metropolitan Manila called Cabuyao and Santa Rosa to look into the issues of “communities in transition”. During the lecture, relevant issues to the communities in transition including governance and wellbeing has been discussed. After the lecture, active discussion continued between the students and the lecturers
- November 30, 2016
Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 (Lecture on Indonesia)
Lecture for the Overseas Training Program Seminar 1 on Indonesia was taken place in 30. November at the building of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Lecture Hall 3. Lecturer was Dr. Istiningsih, Associate Professor and Vice Dean of Faculty of Education at Jogjakarta State Islam University and its theme was "Role of Farmers in Contributing to Food and Social Welfare ~Indonesia Perspective~". Population increase in Indonesia is still high, and development of agriculture is one of the big challenges today. Concerning this, Dr. Istiningsih talked about problems farmers and society have and some actions Government of Indonesia has taken. After the lecture, active discussion was conducted between the students and the lecturer
- November 30, 2016
Global Leader 1 (4th Lecture)
Dr. Monica Lindberg Falk, Deputy Director of Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies in Lund University, gave a lecture entitled “Gender, leadership and equality in Thailand”. Firstly, she lectured on female Buddhist leadership in Thailand. Then, she focused on the role of Buddhism and temples in the aftermath of the Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 in Thailand.
- November 23, 2016 Nagoya University Program for Leading Graduate Schools Joint Symposium
- November 17, 2016 HeForShe Seminar by Nagoya University, Well-being in Asia Program and PwC Japan Group
- November 11-12, 2016
Forum 2016, Program for Leading Graduate Schools
“Forum 2016, Program for Leading Graduate Schools” focused on the training of and roles to be played by the rising generation of doctoral graduates whose skills have been developed through collaboration between industry and academia in this program. Invited talks about the transition of business model and the needs for global professionals, poster session for gathering doctoral students and HR managers, and Students’ discussion etc. were held.
- November 9, 2016
Global Leader 3 (1st Lecture)
On November 11, 2016, the first lecture of the Global Leader 3 series was given by the Senior Advisor on Gender and Development of Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Ms. Aya Yamaguchi, under the title of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in Development Cooperation. In total, 28 students and 6 faculty members from different graduate schools participated in the lecture. During the lecture, Ms. Aya Yamaguchi discussed about her own experience in terms of career development, particularly as Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer and officer in the Cabinet Office. She also introduced JICA's efforts for gender equality and women’s empowerment by referring to the Cambodian project in which she was the leader. The lecture aroused great interest among students, thus active discussion was conducted between the students and the lecturer.
- November 2, 2016 Global Leader 1 (3rd Lecture)
- October 28-29, 2016
Cross-Cultural Talk 2016 (Special Lecture on Multicultural Societies)
In Cross-Cultural Talk 2016, about 70 students and faculty members participated. On 28th October, workshop for team building, lectures for studying multidisciplinary research, and group works for understanding cultural backgrounds of participants were held. On 29th October, group discussion on “how to apply my research to realize well-being in Asia” was held.
- October 12, 2016
Global Leader 1 (2nd Lecture)
Dr. Ning Yan, Professor of School of Medicine in Tsinghua University gave a lecture titled “Where are women scientists?” Firstly, she introduced her research in structural biology. Then, she referred to the issue that the number of female scientists is less than that of female students in universities, and discussed this issue with the participants.
- October 11, 2016 Special Lecture
- October 7, 2016 Overseas Training Program 2 (Post-fieldwork presentation)
- October 3, 2016
Enrollment Ceremony AY 2016
The 2016 enrollment ceremony was held at the Noyori Conference Hall where 18 third batch students were enrolled into the Well-being program. Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President of Nagoya University, and Dr. Masahide Takahashi, Program manager, delivered speeches and Dr. Hiroko Tsukamura, Program coordinator, handed the enrollment certificates to each student. More than 70 participants welcomed the third batch students.
- July 29, 2016
The 25th Anniversary Commemorative International Symposium
On July 29, 2016 (Friday), to mark the silver jubilee of the Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University, the International Symposium entitled “A New Era of Development Research and Teaching: The SDGs and Beyond” was held at the Noyori Conference Hall, Nagoya University. A keynote address on“From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): All change or no change in global governance?” was given by Dr. David Hulme, Executive Director and Professor, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester & President, Development Studies Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland. It was followed by two roundtable discussions on the promoting inclusive economic growth for sustainable development and the promoting peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. Panelists of these sessions were GSID’s world-wide leading alumni. More than 250 people from 38 countries participated in this event. It was also broadcasted via Internet streaming to Uzbekistan, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines. With the success of this International Symposium, GSID was able to emphasize its commitment to the accomplishment of the SDGs through research and teaching.
- July, 27, 2016
Lecture and Career Consultation
"The Career Consultation” was held on the 27th of July 2016 at an auditorium of Graduate School of International Development (GSID). To the session, 20 students and 4 designated assistant professors from various departments joined as audience. Through the lecture, Dr. Essam Yassin Mohammed gave lots of interesting tips and know-hows such as how to grab opportunities and how to sell your CVs in international career setting. After the lecture is over, more than 8 students received individual consultation about each individual career issues.
- July 20, 2016
Overseas Training Program Seminar 2 (Lecture on Malaysia)
Dr. Rahimi binti Hassan from Cameron Highlands District Health Office (Tanah Rata Office) gave lecture titled “Malaysia Indigenous People (Orang Asli) and Their Health Conditions”. This lecture is part of the Overseas Training Program Seminar and she gave students comprehensive information about minorities, especially Indigenous People in Malaysia and their health status, as students will do fieldwork on this theme in their visitation next August 2016.
- July 19, 2016
On July 19, 2016, the Special Lecture in the topic of Women’s Labors, Gender and Development in the Caribbean was given by the Associate Professor Michele Johnson of the York University at the First Meeting Room of the Graduate School of International Development. In total 22 students and 8 faculty members from different graduate schools participated in the lecture. During the lecture, an active discussion about the women’s roles in the development was also conducted between the students and the lecturer.
- July 8-10, 2016
The 4th Student Meeting of Leading Graduate Schools
"The 4th student meeting of Leading Graduate Schools" was held from 8th to 10th of July 2016 at Makuhari Messe International Conference Hall. To the meeting, 8 students and 2 designated assistant professors joined from the Well-being Program. As the program of the meeting, students received lectures about what it takes to be a global leader and had group discussion about the relevant topics.
- July 6, 2016 Global Leader 2 (Day4)
- June 29, 2016 Global Leader 4 (Day4)
- June 22, 2016 Overseas Training Program Seminar 2 (Lecture on Malaysia)
- June 15, 2016 Global Leader 4 (Day3) report[PDF]
- June 15, 2016 Overseas Training Program Seminar 2 (Lecture on Cambodia)
- June 11-12, 2016
The Second Annual Open Dialogue between Six Universities Program for Leading Graduate Schools
In the keynote address, Prof. Jumpei Kubota (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature) and Dr. Ryuta Takeda (Leave a Nest Co., Ltd.) talked about the role of researcher in the local environment and the career options of PhD holders, respectively, followed by students’ group discussion in mixed group of universities.
- June 8, 2016 Global Leader 2 (Day3) report[PDF]
- June 2, 2016 Career consultation
- June 1, 2016 Global Leader 4 (Day2)
- May 18, 2016 Global Leader 2 (Day1)
- May 16, 2016 Well-being Special Lectures for Overseas Training Program in the Thailand
- April 27, 2016 Global Leader 4 (Day1)
- April 15, 2016
NY/DC Study tour - Post training presentation session
Post training presentation session was held after returning from the study tour in February 2015. All presentations and discussions were in English and the program students showed their improvement in the language skill. They also presented their passion for tackling the gender issues and career paths.
- April 13, 2016 De-briefing Session