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Role of Leading Programs in Doctoral Education: A New Type of Leadership Education in the Sciences at University of Hyogo, Japan

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Office for Leading Program in Doctoral Education, Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo, Koto 3-2-1, Kamigori-cho, Ako-gun, Hyogo 678-1297, Japan
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Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (MEXT), Kasumigaseki 3-2-2, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8959, Japan
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Academic Editor: John Blewitt
Educ. Sci. 2015, 5(1), 2-9; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci5010002
Received: 4 November 2014 / Accepted: 6 January 2015 / Published: 12 January 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Global Perspectives on Higher Education)
Fostering global leaders for the next generation is an important mission of universities. In Japan, Leading Programs in Doctoral Education (LP) has been implemented in many graduate schools. The main goal of this program is to foster PhDs with deep specialization and peer leadership who will be able to compete well internationally. The Graduate School of Life Science, University of Hyogo is implementing a LP to foster global leaders using cutting-edge technology. They are also trying to create new evaluation criteria of human resource development with their corporate sponsors. The success of LP depends not only on how many graduates can play leading roles globally, but also how university staff can create a superior new evaluation criteria of human resource development and how much it can be shared with universities and industry. Development of students and graduates with a high level of ability takes time, thus it is important to consider the continuous development of LP. View Full-Text
Keywords: leading program (LP); doctoral education; leadership; science education; evaluation criteria leading program (LP); doctoral education; leadership; science education; evaluation criteria
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Okamoto, M.; Matsuzaka, H. Role of Leading Programs in Doctoral Education: A New Type of Leadership Education in the Sciences at University of Hyogo, Japan. Educ. Sci. 2015, 5, 2-9.

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