Professional Development

Training through industry-academia-government cooperation based on social needs

・ Aim to foster a sense to create techniques based on social needs rather than seeking sophistication of techniques alone, or, if necessary, to search for novel technologies and flexibly integrate them with existing techniques.

・ Cultivate the ability to put in perspective, from the early stages, future technological maturation such as during operational experiments or after social implementation, without being satisfied with the level of technology attained in laboratories.

・ Foster their abilities in situational assessments and in communication i) to contemplate social cost, evidence in health economics and to develop and conduct operational experiments, ii) to propose methods of evaluation, regulation or ethical consideration of new technologies and systems, iii) to prepare supportive evidence for political decision making.


Future vision

This program’s objective is to train leaders in the field of integrated medical systems. Below are some examples of personalities we would like to foster in our program:

Innovative leaders in the advanced healthcare field, with extensive knowledge of medicine and medical care, advanced engineering technology, and the ability to design medical support equipment systems with the aging society in mind.
Leaders who understand the specific needs of an aging society, capable of inventing new methods for improving independent living and social participation of the aging people.
Leaders who deeply understand the health economics problem of an unprecedented aging society and who are able to cope proactively.
Leaders who are able to create new forms of medical industry with global impact.

This program expects to create and develop high-quality students, and new professions and disciplines that do not yet exist.

For the industry, to create new services and business models; to coordinate the preparation of support systems based on the consideration of the general life of the aging society.
In universities and research institutes, to develop and advance the field of normal daily life practices, based on innovations in medicine, science and engineering.
Venture business
In government and government organizations, to develop measures that allow the members of our society to lead vivid and fruitful lives; to make efforts to quickly implement the results of research and development from industry-university cooperation to our society.
In international organizations, to facilitate and disseminate state-of-the-art medical and nursing care support systems and to contribute the Japanese high quality model of a fruitful healthy-longevity society to other countries and regions in the world.