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Urban Life StudiesUrban Life Studies

Introduction of Field of StudyIntroduction of Field of Study

Urban Life Studies Field

"Urban Life Studies" is a brand new academic field which we have been exploring. The keyword of Urban Life Studies is "Creating Quality of Urban Life" in modern urban society. The main research methodology is approached with combination of social science and spatial design, and we have four research sub field such as "Urban Lifestyle", "Urban Project Management", "Urban Design" and "Urban Social System", which includes both business management and aesthetic points of view, in order to develop unique, practical and creative human resources.

Educational Goals and OutcomesEducational Goals and Outcomes

For education and research in this field, efforts based on interdisciplinary, cross-border comprehensive approaches, and understanding are indispensable. The Urban Life Studies Course provides research guidance and classes that help students become motivated and to acquire the knowledge, skills, and way of thinking to handle newly emerging situations. From the first year, students have many and various opportunities for presentations and a poster session in English, an interim presentation of the master's thesis, and the final presentation of the thesis. These occasions help students acquire skills to convey their knowledge to the society.

Three PoliciesThree Policies

Admission Policy

Master's Program

[Purpose of Education, Research and Human Resource Development]

The purpose of the Master Program of Urban Life Studies division is to develop human resources who have ability to find out specific issues that deserve to research, who have ability to investigate them with specialized knowledge and analytical knowhow, and who have ability to propose a practical and creative solution that leads to “quality of modern urban life”.

[Invited Personality]

  1. Having interest on urban issues, and willing to contribute to the society thorough research or projects in terms of creating “quality of modern urban life”.
  2. Basic knowledge at the level of graduation with a bachelor’s degree, ability of logical thinking, motivation for new discover, inventive ideas or creative works.
  3. Japanese language skills to participate in lectures.
  4. Having communication ability with Japanese language.
  5. Having morality and ethical mind as a researcher.

Doctoral Program  Established on April 1, 2021

[Purpose of Education, Research and Human Resource Development]

The purpose of the Doctoral Program of Urban Life Studies division is to develop human resources who have profound insight on urban issues, ambition to explore brand new areas in order to create “quality of modern urban life”, interdisciplinary bread perspective, and with advanced capability for research and teaching.

[Invited Personality]

  1. Having interest on urban issues, and willing to contribute to the society thorough distinguished research or projects in terms of creating “quality of modern urban life”.
  2. Knowledge and capabilities for research work at the level of graduation with a master’s degree, interdisciplinary perspective, ambition to explore brand new areas of academic field.
  3. Language skills to participate in lectures and conduct research on a global scale.
  4. Having communication ability with Japanese language.
  5. Having morality and ethical mind as a researcher.

Curriculum Policy

Master's Program

[Required Subjects]

Students should take required subjects in relation to complete master thesis under guidance and instruction by teachers of belonging laboratory. Throughout these research process, students enhance their required capabilities on scientific way of thinking, survey, investigation and analysis in terms of solving problems of modern urban society or creating attractive modern urban life.

[Specialized Studies]

Students should take subscribed number of “Basic Specialized Subjects” in order to obtain interdisciplinary broad knowledge, and also take subscribed number of “Specialized Subjects“ which correspond to four major field of urban life studies, i.e. Urban Lifestyle, Urban Design, Urban Social System and Project Management, in order to understand more specialized knowledge of each study field.

[General Common Subjects]

Student should take some General Common Subjects in order to be a human resource who has practical capability for success in the international society, and are required to make presentations on your research.

Doctoral Program  Established on April 1, 2021

[Advanced Research and Teaching Skills]

In order to be a professional researcher as well as teacher and academic member of the society, students should acquire various advanced skills in the circumstance of easily taking advices from any teachers in the whole graduate school.

[Making Progress on Academic Wisdom]

In the academic field of urban life studies, students promote and carry out their doctoral research with advanced methodologies of investigation or analysis, integrate these findings and complete a consistent doctoral dissertation. Throughout these process, each student are expected to be an independent professional researcher who has international and interdisciplinary perspective, or a creative professional who has distinguished imaginative ability.

Diploma Policy

Master's Program

[Specialized Knowledge and Applicable Skills]

Acquired the abilities of profound consideration with specialized knowledge for seeking practical solutions on specific issues in the field of such as urban lifestyle, urban design, urban social system, project management or other various issues relates to modern urban society.

[Analytical Capacity and Imagination Ability]

Acquired the abilities to find practical resolutions through scientific way of thinking, survey, investigation and analysis in terms of urban lifestyle, urban design, urban social system, project management or other various modern urban issues.

[Communication Ability and Sense of Responsibility]

Having potentialities for making more progress in research and practices with excellent communication ability and sense of responsibility in order to contribute for international society.

[Research Ethics]

Having morality and ethical mind as a scientific researcher.

Doctoral Program  Established on April 1, 2021

[Advanced Capability for Scientific Research]

Acquired the advanced and profound research capability in terms of to accomplish a specific research issue in the academic field of urban and urban life issues in order to find practical resolutions and to contribute for accumulation of wisdom.

[Interdisciplinary Perspective]

Acquired interdisciplinary capabilities in terms of to contribute to create brand new value by finding various kinds of issues with bird eye’s view and connecting them with advanced knowledge on urban life, urban design or issues relates to modern urban society.

[Research Ethics]

Having morality and ethical mind as a scientific researcher.

PROFESSORSProfessors for Master's and Doctoral Courses instructed by English

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