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Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation

  • Updated on June 20, 2017

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The Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation aims to foster science-oriented individuals with research capabilities in abroad range of advanced fields and the entrepreneurial skills necessary to manage every stage in the process of developing and marketing academic research results, including an understanding of intellectual property and product design engineering. In order to achieve this objective and ensure that we provide a world-class standard of education, the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation awards degrees in line with the following policies:

Degree: Master (Science, Technology and Innovation)
・ Diploma Policy
Based on the Kobe University diploma policy, the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation awards degrees in line with the following policies.
・ Students must spend at least 2 years studying in this Graduate School, and shall earn the required credits for completion of study at the Graduate School of Science, Technology and Innovation, and upon receiving the necessary research guidance, they must pass a master’s degree thesis review and a final exam.
・ In addition to the skills required by the Kobe University diploma policy, students at this Graduate School should acquire the following abilities by graduation.

Enhanced Humanity
・ High ethical standards and the ability to solve problems through cooperation with people from a range of backgrounds.
・ The ability to take appropriate action based on a fundamental understanding of the impact of science and technology on society.
Creativity
・ The ability to approach problems from a multi-faceted, interdisciplinary perspective
・ The ability to identify the issues involved in creating new values for society in science and technology, and to work towards solving these issues
International Awareness
・ The ability to engage in research with a global outlook, and to express the results of this research in a clear and logical fashion
Expertise
・ The ability to engage in research from a specialist and interdisciplinary perspective, based on the acquisition of advanced expertise within their chosen research field as well as core knowledge of other research areas and entrepreneurship