Professor Shigeo Osonoi
Provost of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Chair of the Global Human Resource Development (GHRD) Committee

Brush up on your skills and abilities to advance your career as an active player working within the world’s emerging nations


As globalization advances in the 21st century, the development of emerging nations is remarkable. Global governance is shifting towards a non-Eurocentric bias, a happening that is historically significant. Markets in developed countries, including Japan, have already reached maturity and saturation. Now, it is important to think about and understand the potential and bright future of the emerging nations, which is confirmed by their so-called demographic bonus. Your active role in these areas will determine your career, and definitely contribute towards helping Japan regain its competitive edge in the global market. In the emerging nations, or the Global South, skills that are particularly sought after are those that demonstrate familiarity with the local culture, language, and society, because these skills are required to assess local needs accurately. Furthermore, capabilities are also required to build human networks, which help to contribute to the further development of these emerging countries. We are expecting applicants who have mental and physical strength, a strong identity as a Japanese person, and who play an active role in emerging nations in the arena of global contribution and international cooperation. After the completion of the course, students are potentially eligible for professional careers in international organizations and institutes, or they may further their studies in doctoral programs in the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Tsukuba.

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