WINGS-GSDM World-leading Innovative Graduate Study Program on Global Leadership for Social Design and Management

What is WINGS-GSDM?

The WINGS-GSDM aims to train students so that they can properly and swiftly define the global-level challenges the society faces, design solutions by combining knowledge of science and technology with diverse social disciplines, and implement them using their outstanding skills of communication and action. The areas to be covered include resources, environment and energy, health and medicine, space and ocean, security, and the global economy, food and life as well as AI and digitalization.
The curriculum of the program consists of following courses;

  1. Social Design and Global Leadership (SDGL): the Compulsory Course in which students will learn how to define challenges in different areas.
  2. Project Based Learning (PBL) courses: the Compulsory Elective Courses in which students will propose feasible solutions responding to the needs of stakeholders from governments, NPOs, companies, etc.
  3. Global Society and Public Policy Core Courses(GSPP)
  4. Advanced Science and Technology Core Courses(AST)
  5. Issue Solving Core Courses(IS)

In addition to the courses, this program provides students with support for a variety of activities such as the Student Initiative Project (SIP), the International Project (IP), exchange with the alumni or stakeholders in platform seminars, career path, etc.
Rules for WINGS_GSDM

Eligibility

Students who are enrolled in the first year of doctoral course in the following majors in the University of Tokyo at the enrollment in this program.

  • For example, those who are enrolled in the first year of doctoral course as of October 1st, 2021 are eligible for the application for September 2021 recruitment.
  • In case of the students who are from the 4-year program at the Division of Social Medicine of the Graduate School of Medicine, they must be enrolled in the second year of doctoral course.
Graduate School of Public Policy Department of Int'l Public Policy
Graduate Schools for Law and Politics School of Legal and Political Studies
Graduate School of Economics Division of Economics
Graduate School of Engineering Department of Civil Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Department of Precision Engineering
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Department of Electrical Engineering and Information System
Department of Systems Innovation
Department of Chemical System Engineering
Department of Technology Management for Innovation
Graduate School of Medicine Department of International Health
Department of Social Medicine
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences Department of Global Agricultural Sciences
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences Department of Computational Biology and Medical Sciences
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies Department of Interdisciplinary Information Studies

Application period

Around March and September (twice per year)

Financial Support for concentrating on research and research expenses

  • The students who are accepted to this program will receive 180,000 yen of salary per month as WINGS RA on the condition that they apply for JSPS (DC). Please see the Rules for WINGS-GSDM for details.
  • Those accepted who are under 30 years old at the enrollment in the program and have no working professional experiences also receive 340,000 yen per year as research expenses. The salary and research expenses for them are provided by the Designing Future Society Fellowship. (Please see the DFS Fellowship for details.)
  • The application from those who don't need the financial support is also welcomed.
Eligibility Type
1 Being under 30 years old at the enrollment in the program AND having no working professional experiences WINGS RA 180,000 yen/month
+
research expenses 340,000 yen/year
(Paid 170,000 yen per half year)
(provided by the Designing Future Society Fellowship)
2 No restriction of age or working experiences WINGS RA 180,000 yen/month

Requirements for the completion of the program

  • To earn 12 credits from the GSDM 2.0 course list

    The program students are required to earn 12 credits in total, 2 credits from the SDGL, 2 credits from PBL courses, and 8 credits from GSPP, AST and IS (more than 2 credits from each Core).
    *In principle, 6 credits out of the 12 credits must be earned by the end of the first year in the program, 10 credits by the end of the second year.
    *8 credits out of the 12 credits must be taken from English-taught courses.

  • To pass the RDW(Research Design Workshop)at one year after joining the program

    In the RDW, the team of professors from various areas will review the progress of doctoral research, the tentative design of solutions for social issues as a highly-educated PhD. candidate, and the abilities acquired from the program activities in an interview.

    -The program students must submit the following documents.
    ①Progress of doctoral research: 1 page
    ②Status of studies on social issues related to the doctoral research: 1 page
    ③Activities in GSDM 2.0: 1 page

  • To report the progress of your research and receive feedback at two years after joining the program

    -The program students must submit the following documents.
    ①Progress of doctoral research: 1 page
    ②Status of studies on social issues related to the doctoral research: 2 page
    ③Activities in GSDM 2.0: 1 page

  • To pass the final examination at the completion of your doctoral course

    In the final examination, which is held in English, the examination committee which consists of professors of various areas and the affiliate committee members examine student’s doctoral dissertation, the design of solutions for social issues, and program activities the students have involved in the document and in an interview. Abilities to explain his/her specialized research in the understandable way to those who are not familiar with it are also examined.

    -The program students must submit the following documents.
    ①Progress of doctoral research: 1 page
    ②Report on relevant social issues: 4 page
    ③Activities in GSDM 2.0: 1 page

Faculty members

Name Affiliate
Hiroshi OHASHI Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy (Chief of the program)
Hideaki SHIROYAMA Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy (Program coordinator)
Kazuto SUZUKI Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
Hiroshi SUZUKI Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
Toshiro NISHIZAWA Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
Hisashi YOSHIKAWA Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy
Mamoru MITSUISHI Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Shigeo MARUYAMA Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Yuji SUZUKI Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Shu TAKAGI Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Shinichi NAKASUKA Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Hironori KATO Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Shigeki KASAHARA Project Professor, Graduate School of Engineering
Yasuki KOBAYASHI Professor, Graduate School of Medicine
Nobuyuki YAGI Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Shingo KANO Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Noboru KOSHIZUKA Professor, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies
Kiichi FUJIWARA Professor, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
Kenichi UEDA Professor, Graduate School of Economics

Contact:GSDM Office (gsdm-ppoffice@pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp)