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April 2020 Admission (Second Admission)/October 2020 Admission
(General Selection/Transfer Admission into 3rd year)

Application Period
November 5 to November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Application Guideline
Application Guideline (PDF)

Prescribed Form
General Selection (Word)
Transfer Admission into 3rd year (Word)

Online Application
Online Application system
*All the applicants are required to register/log in to UCARO (Admission examination portal site) at the beginning of the online application process. You will be redirected to UCARO website for registration. UCARO website is only in Japanese. Please refer to the instruction in English (PDF: 1.2 MB) for step by step instruction for registration.

Please be familiar with the information from the links below before applying.
FAQ / Financial Support

Campus Special Admission

Admission Requirements
– General Selection –
(1) A person who is enrolled in the first year of Master’s Program in Hiroshima University in October 2019
(2) A person who decided to enroll in the first year of Master’s Program in Hiroshima University in April 2020
– Transfer Admission into 3rd year –
(1) A person who is enrolled in the first year of Doctoral Program in Hiroshima University in October 2019
(2) A person who decided to enroll in the first year of Doctoral Program in Hiroshima University in April 2020

Application Period
November 5 to November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Application Guideline
Application Guideline (PDF)

Prescribed Form
General Selection (Word)
Transfer Admission into 3rd year (Word)

Online Application
Online Application system
*All the applicants are required to register/log in to UCARO (Admission examination portal site) at the beginning of the online application process. You will be redirected to UCARO website for registration. UCARO website is only in Japanese. Please refer to the instruction in English (PDF: 1.2 MB) for step by step instruction for registration.

Please be familiar with the information from the links below before applying.
FAQ / Financial Support

Contact

Taoyaka Program Office, Hiroshima University

E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp *Please replace [a] with @.

(Sep.19) Taoyaka Seminar in Tokyo wad held

  The Taoyaka Program held a seminar at the Campus Innovation Center Tokyo to introduce the program and recruit students. At the opening of the meeting, Mr. Atsushi Uchida, Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), gave a greeting.
  This seminar was co-sponsored with the IDEC degree acquisition seminar. First, Professor Mari Katayanagi and Professor Kinya Shimizu of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC) explained about research and degree acquisition in the field of peace and education, respectively.
  Next, an overview of the program was given by assistant professor Rie Usui, Graduate School of Letters, who completed the program, and research introductions were given by faculty members of the Cultural Creation, Technical Creation, and Social Implementation Courses. Professor Funck Carolin, in charge of the Cultural Creation Course, Graduate School of Integrated Sciences gave a research introduction entitled “How will international tourism influence less-favored areas in Japan?”, Professor Yuichi Kurita, Technical Creation Course, Graduate School of Engineering, explained his research introduction entitled “Physical assistive system using robotics, VR, and AI technology”, Prof. Akimasa Fujiwara, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation gave a research introduction entitled “Can self-driving technology save disadvantaged areas?” as well.
  After that, Hiroshi Zenitani from RICOH Company, Ltd., a program graduate, explained the experience of the program and the career after the completion.
  Finally, we received a closing remark from Mr. Akira Sudo, Director General for the Program, Cabinet Office.
  On that day, there were about 20 general participants including students from Nagoya University and Keio University as well as participants from general companies. In the seminar, in support and development for conditionally disadvantaged areas in Japan and overseas, we visit the local community, listen to local needs, use new science and technology and cross-sectoral knowledge, the necessity to solve the problem and the specific measures were discussed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Oct. 3) Taoyaka Program Opening Ceremony wad held

We would like to extend a warm welcome to 3 students admitted to TAOYAKA program, October 3, 2019. Congratulations.

As of October 3rd, we have 47 students in our program from 16 countries.
We wish everyone all the best and the successful semester!

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(Nov. 8) The 156th Taoyaka Program Seminar

The 156th Taoyaka Program Seminar will be held as follows. Admission free and no pre-registration is needed. Feel free to join the seminar.

■ Date: Friday, November 8, 2019  10:30-12:00
■ Venue:Large Conference Room (1st floor), Graduate School of Letters
■ Theme:Sustainable wildlife tourism in Asia and Australia
■ Lecturer:Ronda J. Green, PhD (Wildlife Tourism Australia Inc. & Environmental Futures Research Institute at Griffith University, Australia)
■ Language: English

Completion ceremony was held on September 20th

Taoyaka Program completion ceremony was carried out on September 20th and 6 students of the second graduating class were celebrated by faculty members and staff, and their family and friends on their accomplishment and their completion of the program.

Professor Miyatani, program director, encouraged the graduating students to take an active role in the society as a global leader from now on and extended respect to them for the efforts and hard work they put in the program.

We wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

 

 

 

 

 

(Sep. 19) Upcoming Soon: Taoyaka Program Seminar in Tokyo


Taoyaka Program will hold a seminar titled ‘Toward a flexible, enduring, peaceful society’ in Tokyo. This seminar will be held jointly with IDEC Seminar for Degree Acquisition. This event is open to all. If you have interest in International cooperation or Taoyaka Program, please join the seminar. We’re all looking forward to seeing you there.

Date:Thursday, September 19th, 2019 14:00-16:30
Venue:Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Multipurpose room 1 (Directions)※
Language:Japanese (Simultaneous translation provided in English)
Admission:Free (Please register online from here

Program

Opening Remarks
Guest’s Speech by Atushi Uchida, Deputy Director General for Planning and Coordination, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
14:00 Introduction of International Cooperation
– International Peace Cooperation
Prof. Mari KATAYANAGI, IDEC
– International Cooperation in Education
Prof. Kinya SHIMIZU, IDEC
14:35 Introduction of TAOYAKA Program for creating a flexible, enduring, peaceful society and Admission Information
15:10 Research in Progress
– How will international tourism influence less-favored area in Japan?
Prof. Carolin FUNCK, Cultural Creation Course, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
– Physical assistive system using robotics, VR, and AI technology
Prof. Yuichi KURITA, Technical Creation Course, Graduate School of Engineering
– Can self-driving technology save disadvantaged areas?
Prof. Akimasa FUJIWARA, Program Coordinator, Social Implementation Course, IDEC
15:55 TAOYAKA Graduate’s Presentation
Guest’s Speech by Akira SUDO, TOSHIBA Corporation
16:15 Networking Session
Closing Remarks from the organizer at 16:30

Online Registration

お名前/Name (必須/Required):
メールアドレス/Email Address (必須/Required) :
ご所属/Affiliation:
ご職業/Occupation:

Contact

TAOYAKA Program Office, Hiroshima University
email:taoyaka-program*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @.)

(Aug. 25) Student Symposium Community-oriented tourism in Mitarai, Seto Inland Sea was held

Taoyaka Program and Kure city government held a student symposium on August 25th as a conclusive presentation of the Onsite Training conducted in Mitarai district, Yutaka-machi, Kure-city between August 17th and 25th. There was also a panel discussion session in the symposium and around 80 people attended the symposium.

Participants of the Onsite Training are graduate students from 4 institutions in India (IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, BITS Pilani, and IIM Ahmedabad),  The University of Texas at Austin, and Doshisha University as well as Taoyaka Program students. The entire group consist of 33 participants from total 6 institutions. Participants were divided into groups with multinational group members and worked together to make suggestions of tourism development in depopulating Mitarai district while staying there. At the conclusive presentation, students made a wide range of suggestions such as collecting tourists’ information using free wifi and smartphone apps or repurposing town people’s daily activities into tourist activities.

Panel discussion was themed as “Community Planning in Beautiful with Nature, Culture and History”. Professor Fujiwara, the moderator of the symposium, Professor Nakagoshi, Professor Cheer and Professor Emeritus Pangtora, they talked about natural environment of Seto Inrand, a global trend of tourism development of islands, sustainable tourism and economy. Also, Mr. Kazuo Omori, Manager of Planning Division of Kure city, Ms. Kayo Shimomura, Manager of Tourism Promotion Division of Kure city, Assistant Professor Rie Usui and 3 students joined the talks and they discussed the sustainable tourism business in islands. In their opinion, viewing the tourism policy from a point of view, which enhanced the satisfaction of local people is needed and it would attract tourists more. Also, they discussed the importance of the approach considered broad-area economic zones. Additionally, they discussed the scientific technology required to Hiroshima University, such as autonomous driving or digital preservation of cultural properties and social contribution.

At the closing remarks, Mr. Shinhara, the Mayer of Kure city mentioned that he draws on opinion from multinationals and experts to future town development and hope to Hiroshima University.


Student Symposium

Panel Discussion

Group Work 
 

April 2020 Admission (Second Admission)/October 2020 Admission
(General Selection/Transfer Admission into 3rd year)

Application Period
November 5 to November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Application Guideline
Application Guideline (PDF)

Prescribed Form
General Selection (Word)
Transfer Admission into 3rd year (Word)

Online Application
Online Application system
*Only available during the application period
*All the applicants are required to register/log in to UCARO (Admission examination portal site) at the beginning of the online application process. You will be redirected to UCARO website for registration. UCARO website is only in Japanese. Please refer to the English manual (PDF: 1.2 MB) for step by step instruction for registration.

Please be familiar with the information from the links below before applying.
FAQ / Financial Support

Campus Special Admission

Admission Requirements
– General Selection –
(1) A person who is enrolled in the first year of Master’s Program in Hiroshima University in October 2019
(2) A person who decided to enroll in the first year of Master’s Program in Hiroshima University in April 2020
– Transfer Admission into 3rd year –
(1) A person who is enrolled in the first year of Doctoral Program in Hiroshima University in October 2019
(2) A person who decided to enroll in the first year of Doctoral Program in Hiroshima University in April 2020

Application Period
November 5 to November 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (JST)

Application Guideline
Application Guideline (PDF)

Prescribed Form
General Selection (Word)
Transfer Admission into 3rd year (Word)

Online Application
Online Application system
*Only available during the application period
*All the applicants are required to register/log in to UCARO (Admission examination portal site) at the beginning of the online application process. You will be redirected to UCARO website for registration. UCARO website is only in Japanese. Please refer to the English manual (PDF: 1.2 MB) for step by step instruction for registration.

Please be familiar with the information from the links below before applying.
FAQ / Financial Support

Admission Information Sessions

Information Sessions

Register online from the form below by October 22.

1) Date: Thursday, October 24th, 2019
Time: 4:20pm – 5:20pm (JST)
Venue: 1F Large Conference Room, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University (1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima 739-8529 Japan)
Language: English

2) Date: Tuesday, October 29th, 2019
Time: 4:20pm – 5:20pm (JST)
Venue: 1F Large Conference Room, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University (1-5-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima City Hiroshima 739-8529 Japan)
Language: Japanese

Contents:
Program Overview, Entrance Examination, Q&A

Online Registration

お名前/Name (必須/Required):
メールアドレス/Email Address (必須/Required) :
学生番号/Student ID (広島大学生のみ/Only Hiroshima University student):

参加を希望する方を下記より選んでください/Choose a session you would like to attend from below. (必須/Required)

Contact

Taoyaka Program Office, Hiroshima University

E-mail: apply[a]taoyaka.hiroshima-u.ac.jp *Please replace [a] with @.

(Aug.25) Student Symposium Community-oriented tourism in Mitarai, Seto Inland Sea

The Student Symposium: Community-oriented tourism in Mitarai, Seto Inland Sea will be held as follows. In this symposium, 33 students from 7 universities will discuss the sustainable future of Mitarai. The symposium opens to all and we are looking forward to seeing you there.

Date:Sunday, August 25th, 2019 13:00-16:00
Venue:Tsubaki-kaikan Music Hall (4F 6-2-9 Chuo, Kure-city, Hiroshima)※
Language:Japanese and English (Simultaneous translation provided)
Organizer: Hiroshima University, Kure-city
Admission:Free
Online Registration: Please register from the form if you are a Hiroshima University student of faculty member/staff.

お名前/Name (必須/Required):
メールアドレス/Email Address (必須/Required) :
ご所属/Affiliation:
ご職業/Occupation:

※Shuttle bus will be operated between the Higashi-hiroshima campus and Tsubaki-kaikan.
Outward: 11:30: Daigaku-kaikan-mae → 12:30: Tsubaki-kaikan
Homeward: 17:00: Tsubaki-kaikan → 18:00: Daigaku-kaikan-mae
(Please note that the bus may be slightly delayed due to traffic conditions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Sep. 19) Taoyaka Program Seminar in Tokyo


Taoyaka Program will hold a seminar titled ‘Toward a flexible, enduring, peaceful society’ in Tokyo. This seminar will be held jointly with IDEC Seminar for Degree Acquisition. This event is open to all. If you have interest in International cooperation or Taoyaka Program, please join the seminar. We’re all looking forward to seeing you there.

Date:Thursday, September 19th, 2019 14:00-16:30
Venue:Campus Innovation Center Tokyo, Multipurpose room 1 (Directions)※
Language:Japanese (Simultaneous translation provided in English)
Admission:Free (Please register online from here

Program

  Opening Remarks
Guest’s Speech by Atushi Uchida, Deputy Director General for Planning and Coordination, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
14:00 Introduction of International Cooperation
– International Peace Cooperation
  Prof. Mari KATAYANAGI, IDEC
– International Cooperation in Education
  Prof. Kinya SHIMIZU, IDEC
14:35 Introduction of TAOYAKA Program for creating a flexible, enduring, peaceful society and Admission Information
15:10 Research in Progress
– How will international tourism influence less-favored area in Japan?
    Prof. Carolin FUNCK, Cultural Creation Course, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences
– Physical assistive system using robotics, VR, and AI technology
    Prof. Yuichi KURITA, Technical Creation Course, Graduate School of Engineering
– Can self-driving technology save disadvantaged areas?
    Prof. Akimasa FUJIWARA, Program Coordinator, Social Implementation Course, IDEC
15:55 TAOYAKA Graduate’s Presentation
  Guest’s Speech by Akira SUDO, TOSHIBA Corporation
16:15 Networking Session
Closing Remarks from the organizer at 16:30

Online Registration

お名前/Name (必須/Required):
メールアドレス/Email Address (必須/Required) :
ご所属/Affiliation:
ご職業/Occupation:

Contact

TAOYAKA Program Office, Hiroshima University
email:taoyaka-program*office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp (Please replace * with @.)

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