About ASIP


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 toward 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 potentially bright future of the emerging nations, which is confirmed by what is called their demographic bonus. Your active role in these areas will determine your career, and definitely contribute toward 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 hope to attract applicants who are mentally and physically sharp, who have a strong identity as Japanese nationals, and who will play an active role in emerging nations in the arena of global contribution and international cooperation.

After successfully earning a bachelor’s degree that incorporates one year of study abroad and a master’s degree through ASIP, Doctoral courses of the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences of University Tsukuba will help provide the path to a future career as a specialist: such as a researcher or an international civil servant.


Adress: 8A-103, 1-1-1, Tennodai, Tsukuba-city,
Ibaraki, 305-8571, Japan.
Area Studies Innovation Program (ASIP), University of Tsukuba.
Email : asip-office@ml.cc.tsukuba.ac.jp