National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

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The facade of the Japan National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo

The Graduate Research Institute for Policy Studies (政策研究大学院大学 Seisaku Kenkyū Daigakuin Daigaku?), or GRIPS, is a Japanese national university in Minato, Tokyo, founded in 1997. The school is focused on policy studies and research on a diverse range of social disciplines, from local governance to development economics. It also offers programs in security and international affairs, international development studies, and science and technology policies.

Overview[edit]

Locally known as the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, GRIPS is a stand-alone graduate school with an attached research center and global reach. In February 2014, IDEAS ranked GRIPS to be the fourth highest-ranking Economics and Finance institute in Japan, after the University of Tokyo, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) and Kyoto University.[1] IDEAS also ranked GRIPS the 20th highest-ranking Economics and Finance research institution in Asia during the same time period.[2]

Academic programs[edit]

Located in central Tokyo, the institute offers graduate programs at both the Master's and Ph.D. levels:

  • Master’s Programs (International Programs)
  • Young Leaders Program
  • One-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP1)
  • Two-year Master’s Program of Public Policy (MP2)
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Public Finance
  • Disaster Management Policy
  • Economics, Planning and Public Policy
  • Graduate Program in Japanese Language and Culture
  • Master’s Programs (Domestic Programs)
  • Public Policy
  • Development Policy
  • Cultural Policy
  • Intellectual Property
  • Urban Policy
  • Education Policy
  • Disaster Risk Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • Ph.D. Program (5-Year Doctoral Program)
  • Policy Analysis Program
  • Ph.D./ Doctoral Programs (3-Year Doctoral Programs)
    • Public Policy (Doctor of Public Policy)
  • Security and International Studies (PhD/Doctor of International Relations)
  • Disaster Management
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Policy
  • State Building and Economic Development
  • Japanese Language and Culture

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 25% Institutions and Economists in Japan, as of February 2014". IDEAS. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. February 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Top 12.5% Asia, as of February 2014". IDEAS. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. February 2014. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 

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