Selected for the FY2009 Global COE Program

One project submitted by the University were selected for the FY2009 Global COE Program.

The Global COE Program is being implemented to expand and further strengthen Japan's graduate school education functions. This program prioritizes supporting the establishment of world-class educational programs and superior research centers in Japanese universities, and in doing so, to build a foundation for the highest-level research and to train the highest-quality creative personnel . These research centers will be developed with the aim of increasing the international competitiveness of the country's universities.



Names of Programs


Interdisciplinary, combined, new area of study

Moving Ahead, From Earth Science to Basic Clinical Environmental Studies

Professor Tetsuzo Yasunari, Hydrospheric Atmospheric Research Center


Related websites: Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology decision on selections for the FY2009 Global COE Program