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                                  Kobe University
                       http://www.kobe-u.ac.jp/en/index.htm
                Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
                      http://www.gsics.kobe-u.ac.jp/index.html
                 2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan

                                 (i) MA in Economics
  Degrees/Credits and years      (ii) MA in International Studies
  you need to graduate           30 Credits
                                 2 years


Features of University

   Kobe University has been pursuing academic endeavor in the exploration and practice of
   novel theories under the spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation ever since the
   foundation over a century ago. We have always been committed to the creation of
   knowledge in a broad range of fields from Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural
   Sciences to Bio-Medical Sciences. The intellectual curiosity and the inquiring mind of
   each faculty member have continually advanced the level of researches since the
   foundation. In the area of education, faculty and administrative staff members united
   their efforts to collaborate on ways to prepare a better learning environment from the
   students' viewpoint. Kobe University is known as a cosmopolitan university both at home
   and abroad for its frequent academic and research exchanges with overseas universities
   and research institution, and for hosting over 1,000 foreign students from 70+ countries
   and regions. Many of our international alumni are active in a vast array of fields in Japan
   and in their own countries. We extend an invitation to all students, researchers, public
   and private sectors, as well as to all persons and organizations interested in studying at
   or collaborating with Kobe University.

Graduate School

   The Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) aims at contributing
   to development of the international community through cultivating capabilities of
   excellent students who are interested in pursuing careers in international fields.
   Education and research activities at GSICS emphasize development of both expertise
   and multidisciplinary knowledge through coordination of its three departments: Economic
   Development and Policies, International Cooperation Policy Studies, and Regional


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      Cooperation Studies. GSICS has four education and research programs: International
      Studies, Development and Economics, International Law and Institution Building, and
      Political Science. They offer systematic educational programs for degrees in each
      respective field: Master of International Studies, Master of Economics, Master of Laws,
      Master of Political Science, Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Economics, Doctor of Laws,
      and Doctor of Political Science. GSICS believes that mutual understanding and respect
      for human rights is essential for peaceful global co-existence, and thus strives in our
      education, research and community activities to further this goal

 Graduate Program

(i)   Provide   basic   courses   on   economics    in   English,   including   microeconomics,
      macroeconomics, and econometrics, and also provide exercises of empirical analyses in
      econometrics.
(ii) Provide lectures in English on politics, international relations, international law and
      comparative law in developing countries.
(iii) Prove courses on macroeconomic management in English, e.g. public finance, financial
      economics, and economic growth theory.
(iv) Provide lectures on applied economics in English, e.g. human resources development,
      social development policy, and social research methods. Additionally, invite visiting
      professors to provide technical lectures on specific areas and sectors relating to
      development.
(v) Provide lectures on international development cooperation in English, Additionally,
      visiting professors who are experts working in international agencies or development
      fields.

 Curriculum

      The standard duration of study is two years. Students are required to earn at least 30
      credits (those who understand Japanese are allowed to take up to 12 credits from
      among the subjects offered in the GSICS Program in Japanese), complete a master's
      thesis in English, and pass a final oral examination. Particularly accomplished students
      may finish the program in one year. Students who successfully complete the
      requirements are granted one of the following degrees: Master of International Studies,
      Master of Economics, Master of Laws, or Master of Political Science.




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                   Class Subject                   Credits
Microeconomics                                        2
Macroeconomics                                        2
Monetary Theory                                       2
Public Finance                                        2
International Economics                               2
Mathematics for Social Sciences                       2
Statistics                                            2
Econometrics                                          2
Growth Theory                                         2
Economic Development Studies                          2
Socio-Economic Development Theory                     2
Environmental Economics                               2
Development Management                                2
International Development Cooperation                 2
Human Capital Development                             2
Social Research Methods for Development               2
Special Lecture on Development Economics              2
Special Lecture on Development Policy                 2
Special Lecture on Development Planning               2
Special Lecture on Development Management             2
International Cooperation Law                         2
Law of the International Civil Service                2
International Human Rights Law                        2
Law of International Organizations                    2
International Environmental Law                       2
International Criminal Law                            2
Law and State Building                                2
Law and Economic Development                          2
Law and Social Development                            2
Japanese Politics                                     2
Comparative Politics                                  2
Political Development                                 2
Public Policy Studies                                 2
Institutional Design for Public Administration        2
Local Government                                      2
Local Government Finance                              2
Local Government Management                           2
International Relations                               2
Issues in Peace and Development I                     2
Issues in Peace and Development II                    2
Comparative and Quantitative Political Analysis       2
Japanese ODA                                          2
Special Lecture on International Cooperation Law      2
Special Lecture on Transnational Relations            2
Special Lecture on Political and Social
                                                     2
Development
Special Lecture on Institution Building              2
Seminar                                              4
Academic Writing                                     2




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The language of instruction for this curriculum is English.

     1.   Some of these classes will be offered for the first time in 2011
     2.   These classes are open to all GSICS students.




 Academic Schedule 2012-13 (Reference)


    October 1         Beginning of Fall Semester
    October 4         Enrollment Ceremony
    October 9         Classes Begin
    Dec.25-Jan.7      Winter Vacation
    Mar.27-Apr.5      Spring Vacation
    Mar.31            End of Fall Semester

    April 1           Beginning of Spring Semester
    April 7           Classes Begin
    Aug.25-Sep.7      Summer Vacation
    Aug.23            Final Examination for Master Thesis
    Sep. 22           Completion Ceremony
    Sep.30            End of Spring Semester


List of Faculty


    MATSUNAGA,Nobuaki
    YAMAZAKI,Koji
    MIENO,Fumiharu
    CHEN,Kuang-hui
    UCHIDA,Yuichiro
    OHTA,Hiroshi
    SURUGA,Terukazu
    KAWABATA,Koji
    TAKAHASHI,Motoki
    OGAWA,Keiichi
    SHIMADA,Haruyuki
    IGARASHI,Masahiro
    SHIBATA,Akiho
    HAYASHI,Mika
    KANEKO,Yuka
    YOTSUMOTO,Kenji
    SAITO,Yoshihisa
    KATAYAMA,Yutaka
    MATSUNAMI,Jun
    KIMURA,Kan
    TAKAHASHI,Yuriko
    ALEXANDER,Ronni
    TOSA,Hiroyuki
    NISHITANI,Makiko
    FUJITA,Seiichi



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    ZAHO,Laixun
    KATO,Hiroyuki
    YOSHII,Masahiko
    NISHIJIMA,Shoji
    HAMAGUCHI,Nobuaki
    YANAGAWA,Takashi
    UNAYAMA,Takashi
    YASUI,Hiroki
    NAKAZONO,Naoki
    KAWASHIMA,Tatsuo
    KAWABATA,Masato
    YAMAUCHI,Kenshi
    MASUJIMA,Ken
    KURUSU,Kaoru
    ADACHI,Yuji
    HOKUGO,Akihiko
    SAKAMOTO,Shigeki
    MINOHARA,Toshi


Facilities


    Library               Mon.-Fri. 8:45-21:30
                          Sat. Sun./ 10:00-18:00
                          Holiday Regular closing Closed
    Student Dormitories   JDS Fellow is not allowed to reside in the dormitory but may
                          apply for a private student residence. For example,

                          Hyogo International House * (Hyogo International Students
                          House): yen / month for 159 rooms Single 37,300 / month 38
                          rooms 40,500 yen for a couple minutes per month required
                          admission fee
                          Note) until March 31, 2012

                          Kobe Student Hall * (Kobe International Student Center
                          Housing): yen / month for 77 rooms Single 28,000 / month 15
                          rooms 45,000 yen for married couples, and administrative
                          expenses required when moving in one month

    The          Campus   Cafeteria opens 10:20-19:30
    Cafeteria             Shop opens 10:00-16:00
                          Convenience store opens 7:00-23:00


Number of Students from Africa and Ghana


    Student from Africa         4
    Student from Ghana          0
   (July 2011)




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Student Support System


   Registered students of the Graduate School may get support of the capable staff in
    English for enjoying university life and giving advice to study.

   There are clubs in the campus approved by the University and they will also help your
    student life more enjoyable.




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Access Map




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