It is a fact that every ten minutes - just the time it takes you to read this brochure - more than 260 infants around the world die as a result of malnutrition or poverty. Most of them were born in the developing world. Many people might want to do something to address this situation, but just having the desire to help is not enough. The primary focus of the Development and Economics Program is to equip enthusiastic students with a useful tool to help to solve the problems of the real world. That tool is economics. An extensive knowledge of economics is of great use to aid agencies, development organizations, governmental institutions, nongovernmental organizations, consultant companies, research institutions and other private companies. In addition, this Program also aims to contribute to the academic field of development economics.

It goes without saying that the world’s multidimensional problems cannot be solved by economics alone. For this reason, this Program offers a multidisciplinary curriculum, working in close cooperation with other GSICS Programs. We thus offer practical economics, in combination with such diverse fields as law, political science, international relations, sociology and regional studies.

Our program has a dual structure; the Japanese program starts in April and the English program starts in October.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of International Studies
    Master of Economics
  • Subject area
    Development and Economics Program
  • Duration
    2 years


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Contact Us

Academic Affairs Office/ Faculty Office
2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-7267
E-mail: gsics-kyomu@office.kobe-u.
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