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Kobe–Fudan–Korea Collaboration Program

 The three graduate schools that make up the consortium play different roles depending on their characteristics. Participating students in this program aim to become global experts by combining educational curricula offered by these three graduate schools depending on their personal interests.

Kobe University GSICS
(Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies)

  • Specializing in field of relief work based on Japan’s abundant experience in foreign aid.
  • Risk management education in the fields of natural disaster and disaster prevention, based on lessons learned since the Great Hanshin Earthquake on January 17, 1995.

Fudan University SIRPA
(School of International Relations and Public Affairs)

  • Risk management education from the perspective of political science and public administration by capitalizing on its characteristics as a graduate school for public policy.
  • Risk analysis regarding China’s role as the largest nation in East Asian international relations as well as regional plans for the future.

Korea University GSIS
(Graduate School of International Studies)

  • Risk analysis of national security by leveraging the Korean Peninsula’s geographical location as the Crossroad of East Asia.
  • Risk management education in terms of energy issues such as nuclear power generation.

 These three graduate schools form new collaborative curricula by mutual cooperation as part of this program. Kobe University students participating in this program study these curricula at Fudan University or Korea University to obtain credits transferable toward degree requirements.

 Students from Fudan University or Korea University studying at Kobe University as part of this program are enrolled in the Department of International Cooperation Policy Studies’ Special Course for Development Policy in GSICS, Kobe University (taught in English).


 Furthermore, a considerable number of internship opportunities are provided globally at international organizations and other institutions to offer students an on-site experience. The internship experience enables participants to expand their practical and hands-on expertise.

 This program’s graduates are expected to become risk management experts working in East Asia and at a global level—experts who are capable of being front runners in policy development during a crisis by analyzing “risk,” as well as performing in the event of a disaster.