Study in Kobe

Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of Health Sciences

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


Working in a spirit of integrity, freedom, and cooperation, the Graduate School of Health Sciences, Kobe University defines its basic philosophy as follows: To provide education meeting the highest international standards regarding healthcare and health sciences, thereby developing individuals who have lofty ethical standards and a well-grounded scientific perspective and who can contribute to the health and happiness of humankind.

Toward this objective, the Graduate School of Health Sciences will provide education meeting the highest international standards through well-developed curricula. Master's or doctoral degrees are awarded to students in line with the two policies described below.

  • Students shall study at the Graduate School of Health Sciences for the specified period of time, earn the credits required for completion, and pass the reviews and examinations.
  • Students at the Graduate School of Health Science are encouraged to achieve the following learning goals through their respective curricula by completion of the program.
    [Enriched Humanity]
    To develop the ability to act to protect people's health as independent health professionals with extensive knowledge, high ethical standards, and a good balance of intellect, reason and emotion.
    To learn earnestly and pass on traditional thought and methodology from a critical perspective, while at the same time having the ability to discover new challenges in such thought and methodology, and resolve these challenges in a creative manner.
    [International awareness]
    To demonstrate excellent communication skills while paying respect to diverse values, so as to deepen understanding of other cultures, and possess the ability to create knowledge and techniques that are universally valuable, and to apply them in the most suitable way according to each region's situation.
    To acquire in-depth knowledge and outstanding, advanced expertise to achieve a leadership role in their professional and/or academic fields; and develop the ability to collaboratively work as a member of a healthcare/welfare team, transcending the boundaries of each specialized field.