Visit of Delegation from Graduate School of Advanced Leadership Studies, Kyoto University
The delegation of Graduate School of Advanced Leadership Studies, Kyoto University, led by Prof. Shuichi Kawai, Program Coordinator, Vice-President, Kyoto University, visited ERIA Annex Office on September 27, 2012.They introduced "Shishu-Kan Program for Leading Graduate Schools Graduate School of Advanced Leadership Studies, Kyoto University".
The name "Shishu-Kan" is derived from mon-shi-shu (literally, "hearing, thinking, practicing"), which is one of the traditional patterns of learning in Japan, and kan, meaning "hall." Shishu-Kan encourages students to acquire wisdom in 3 stages - first by hearing, then by deep thinking, and finally by practicing daily.The target profile for a program graduate is an individual who is willing to assume responsibility as a global leader with a high sense of mission and ethical perspective, is capable of enduring various kinds of pressure and integrating existing disciplines and areas of concern through flexible thinking that stems from a broad spectrum of knowledge and profound expertise, and has acquired the appropriate discernment and ability to act "in the field" through abundant practical training both in Japan and abroad.The goal of the program is to develop individuals who possess a sense of mission, ethical perspective, insight, planning ability, humanity, perseverance to achieve breakthroughs, and sense of responsibility, and are competent in all fields, supported by solid expertise commensurate with top leaders of the international community and a flexible and broad-based intellect.
Prof. Hidetoshi Nishimura, Executive Director of ERIA, welcomed the delegation and explained the outline of ERIA and recent its recent developments.Both parties affirmed their future cooperation on this program in some way.