Faculty of Regional Studies / Graduate School of Regional Studies
Faculty of Regional Studies
Gifu University is the only national university in Japan to boast a regional studies department. The Faculty of Regional Studies at Gifu represents a unique integration of academic disciplines supporting students' pursuit of a range matters as varied as policy, industry, the environment, welfare, and culture. The goal of the department is to advance and resolve regional issues and to train graduates who can help to create both a local and global society full of cultural richness, harmony, and increased ease of living.
The curricula are designed to support studies in a wide variety of fields while also allowing students to specialize in their particular area of interest. Since 2006, the undergraduates can choose either of two programs offering a total of five curricula:
The Regional Studies in Political Sciences program offers courses in
・Industry and City Planning,
・Local Autonomy Policy, and
The Regional Studies in Cultural Sciences program offers courses in
・Lifestyle and Society and
・Humanity and Culture.
Beginning in the second semester in the second year of undergraduate studies, students apply and test their skills in the community through field practice and participation in small-group seminars related to their focus of study.
The 21st century has been called the Age of Globalism. The Faculty of Regional Studies offers the chance to learn about and contribute to society in a global environment through the pursuit of regional studies.
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