In order to support and build up new concepts and political directions that help people to live a fruitful life in old age, the students with non-medical background of medical science, engineering, or pharmaceutical science majors need to gain fundamental medical knowledge. In addition to these technical and research skills, the students are required to acquire English proficiency as well as ability to debate in order to be able to play an active part in international research centers, companies and public organizations. The students are also required to be able to see present and future problems of a globally unprecedented aging society and to be able to use their skills and knowledge in cooperation with people from different backgrounds to solve these problems. The education at LIMS trains students vigorously to become strong leaders who can shape the success of the aging society in Japan and Asian countries as well as all over the world.
Students, who meet the eligibility requirements, will be awarded a Ph.D. degree (Medical Science, Human Health Science, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Science Majors). Completion of the “Training program of leaders for integrated medical system for fruitful healthy-longevity society” will be certified.
■ Award procedure
Students of LIMS program will defend their Ph.D. thesis individually at their own affiliations (Medical Science, Human Health Science, Engineering and Pharmaceutical Science Majors).
■ Master’s degree
Master’s degree will be awarded after the first two years of the LIMS graduate course, according to the criteria of each affiliation.
Leading program completion review
The program completion will at first be examined by the committee of the Leading program and then approved by the committee of the university.