Outline of the Integrated Curriculum for the Program for Leading Graduate Schools

The Program for Leading Graduate Schools establishes graduate programs specially designed to foster talents of excellent students who are both highly creative and internationally attuned and who will play leading roles globally in industry, academia and government. The program is a five-year complementary program for students pursuing combined masters and doctoral degree courses, and extends beyond disciplinary boundaries. The trans-disciplinary curriculum of the program distinguishes it from the conventional graduate schools.

Nagoya University boasts six Programs for Leading Graduate Schools. Our six programs share an integrated curriculum that combines different disciplines. Through a phased and systematic approach involving nurturing of Creative and Critical Thinking Skills, Problem Solving Skills, and Leadership Skills, students are able to acquire the necessary capabilities to become global leaders. In addition, common subjects and open courses are arranged among the six programs to foster globalized thinking on current issues and prospects.

Blue: New courses introduced by each LP    Black: Existing courses    Green: Courses that can be shared by all LPs (including Graduate School Common Courses)

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Real-world Data
Legal Institution
Well-Being PhD
Creative and Critical Thinking A1:
Values and
  • Special Topics in Agricultural Sciences (History of Science), etc.
  • Introduction to Sustainable Development
  • Cultures and Identities
  • Theory of Asian Cultural Interchange, etc.
Universal Knowledge
  • Collaborative Natural Science Lectures 1–3
  • Special Lecture on Molecular Science
  • Principles of Life Science 1&2
  • Selected Topics in Biotechnology I–IV
  • Advanced Lectures on Organic Materials Design 1–3
  • Core Inorganic Chemistry, etc.
  • Advanced Lectures on System Programs
  • Advanced Lectures on Mechatronics
  • Human Body Morphology
  • Social Medicine
  • Agricultural Economics B
  • Marketing B, Finance B, etc.
  • Water and Waste Management Policies
  • Housing and Environment
  • Sustainability and Environmental Studies
  • Japan's Development Experience
  • Principles of Bioagricultural Sciences I
  • Basics of Bioagricultural Sciences
  • Basics of Bioresource Cycling System Science, etc.
Problem Solving Skills B1:
Advanced Knowledge
  • Seminar on Health Sciences
  • Development Cooperation
  • Education and Health
  • Social Medicine
  • Bioresource Cycling System Science, etc.
  • Climate Change Policies
  • Global and Urban Warming
  • Laboratory Course in Regional Bioresources Management
  • Advanced Theory of River Basin Management
  • Conservation and Ecotoxicology of Soil and Water
  • Development Economics, etc.
Traditional Knowledge
  • Special Topics in Agricultural Sciences (Food Culture), etc.
Innovation Skills
  • Special Topics in Agricultural Sciences (International Cooperation in Agricultual Education, Bio-Venture, Agricultural and Forestry Administration)
  • Global Career Exploration Program, etc.
  • Water and Waste Management Policies
  • Eco-Business Innovation
  • International Cooperation in Agricultural Sciences I
  • Theory on NGOs
  • Law and Development Studies
  • Civil Engineering and Policies for Developing Countries I, etc.
Leadership Skils C1:
Visioning and Management
Basic Skills for Implementation
Global On-Site Training (GOT)

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