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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

About the Program

About the Program

Partner Schools

Three Graduate Schools from leading national universities in
Japan, China and South Korea unite to create a groundbreaking
Master’s Program

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Public Policy UTokyo HP
Overview of the University of Tokyo
The University of Tokyo was founded in 1877 as Japan’s first national university. Since its foundation, the university has served as an academic base for fusing Western with Eastern cultures, developing academic disciplines unique in the world and conveying knowledge gained from them to the international community. Over its long and distinguished history, the university has retained its place as the foremost institution of higher learning in Japan. Eminent graduates include 16 Japanese prime ministers and the university can boast 11 Nobel Prize laureates.
The Graduate School of Public Policy
The Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) was founded in 2004 as a graduate school offering professional degree programs to train experts in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation. GraSPP aims to provide students with both the expertise and extensive knowledge that would put them on a career path as policy professionals within research institutions, government ministries and international organizations. GraSPP was co-established by the University of Tokyo’s Graduate Schools for Law and Politics and Graduate School of Economics. Its faculty includes professors internationally acclaimed in their own fields of research.
Dean Akio TAKAHARA
Dean Akio TAKAHARA
Dean’s message

Experience three Asian countries first-hand, gain advanced expertise and forge relationships that will found a new global leadership network

Very few universities anywhere, I believe, have ever initiated a program where students can study in not two, but three countries, and achieve a double degree. The CAMPUS Asia Program, uniting universities in Japan, China and Korea in a groundbreaking venture, now offers just such an opportunity for a unique learning experience. The program allows participating students to immerse themselves in different cultures while they study and do research. Through side-by- side learning and discussion with local students, and through everyday contact with local people, they will discover realities of life and history that could never attained through desk study or armchair theory. With our three East Asian countries today exerting a strong global presence, first-hand experience is the essential prerequisite for participating students to found the human networks that alone can forge the future. At GraSPP, our ambition is to enable students with different nationalities and backgrounds to mix with each other for collaborative joint achievement. In concert with GSIS at Seoul National University and SIS at Peking University, we have launched this venture to realize our dream, and created the program. Since the program is a package that includes credit transfer from Seoul National University and Peking University, it gives participating students the opportunity to both accumulate and transfer credits systematically and effectively and, should they meet completion requirements, enable them to obtain a double degree. GraSPP has been striving for internationalization since its foundation, but I believe the program will add new momentum to this enterprise.

Peking University School of International Studies

Peking University School of International Studies
PUS PKU HP
Overview of Peking University
One of China’s leading institutions in higher education, Peking University was established in 1898, as the nation’s first modern national university. In its long history, the university can boast among its graduates many prominent politicians and scientists, and is seen in China as the pinnacle of higher education, through whose doors numberless young people aspire to pass. It is located close to “Zhongguancun,” often referred to as the Silicon Valley of China, as well as to a number of sites of historic interest.
The School of International Studies
The School of International Studies (SIS) of Peking University is an important teaching and research platform devoted to the training of specialized talents in international studies, international political economy and diplomacy. SIS seeks students with a solid foundational knowledge from their undergraduate studies, who aspire to deeper understanding of Chinese diplomacy, its international relationships and global role. In the face of the 21st century, SIS continues to adhere to the guiding idea that “education should be geared to the needs of the modernization, the world, and the future.”
院長 JIA Qingguo
Dean Shiqi TANG
Dean’s message

For a new generation pioneering East Asia to the World

With the march of globalization and a burgeoning information revolution, we are entering a new world. The young generations of China, Japan and South Korea face great responsibilities if we are to achieve peaceful and sustainable development in our corner of the world. The CAMPUS Asia Program is a platform for youth in our three countries to learn from each other, better understand our common history, seek solutions to problems we all face, and strive for a prosperous future for all. Though practical difficulties still lie ahead, we firmly believe that, through this collaboration between Peking University, Seoul National University, and the University of Tokyo, our Program will emerge as one of the most beneficial and productive mechanisms for graduate student exchange, one that will enrich their knowledge and broaden their horizons. As a leading educational institution in international affairs, the School of International Studies of Peking University is privileged to join and facilitate CAMPUS Asia. Young people represent the future of every nation. We sincerely hope that those who join this Program will commit themselves to building and sustaining friendly relationships among our three nations, and join hands to work for peace and prosperity in our region and around the world.

Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies

Seoul National University Graduate School of International Studies
SNU SNU HP
Overview of Seoul National University
Through the integration of ten vocational schools, Seoul National University was established in 1946 as the first national university in South Korea. Today the university comprises sixteen colleges, one general program graduate school and eleven professional schools. Seoul National University graduates include Kim Young Sam (seventh President of South Korea), and Ban Ki-Moon (UN Secretary General).
The Graduate School of International Studies
The Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University (GSIS SNU) educates global leaders for an increasingly complex global society. As both a professional and academic institution, it seeks to prepare its students to assume leading roles in government and non-government organizations, international organizations, multinational corporations, the media, as well as think tanks and universities. With the most prominent faculty in Korea specializing in international commerce, international cooperation, international area studies, and Korean studies, GSIS SNU provides a truly exceptional research and educational environment.
Jong-Ho JEONG
Dean Jong-Ho JEONG
Dean’s message

Strengthening East Asian community through creative

In today’s globalized world, increased interconnectivity across nations has broadened the scope of choices and opportunities; at the same time, however, it has brought about profound challenges that concern not only any single nation or entity but an entire region or a chain of entities. This calls for nothing less than a global mindset and strategy based on shared understanding and commitment to global and regional issues. East Asia’s leading institutions have come together, in this regard, to train a new generation of globally minded leaders who are equipped with interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-cultural experience to address various regional and international issues. Seoul National University, Peking University, and the University of Tokyo intend to fulfill this mission via the CAMPUS Asia framework. CAMPUS Asia will connect people to people. Academic and cultural exchange among students and scholars of the three partner institutions will foster a more comprehensive and transnational view on current regional and international issues. It will shape creative minds capable of providing better and more viable solutions to complex problems. In addition, CAMPUS Asia will connect theory to practice. The three partner institutions will jointly offer a unique academic curriculum in international and public policy studies blending theoretical models with real-world technical expertise. Students will be able to improve their analytical skills as well as learn state-of-the-art knowledge, thereby effectively preparing themselves for challenging tasks in the future. CAMPUS Asia will moreover contribute to the general enhancement of advanced education in the region and ultimately establish world-class academic and research programs, especially in the fields of East Asian studies. Finally, CAMPUS Asia will pave a new path for regional cooperation and development in East Asia and bring us closer as a true “community.”