National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

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

The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (政策研究大学院大学, Seisaku Kenkyū Daigakuin Daigaku), or GRIPS, is an elite and highly selective graduate school located in Minato, Tokyo. Funded by the Japanese Government, it is also one of Asia's leading think tanks of policy scholars and social scientists focused on policy studies. It offers programs in security and international affairs, diplomacy, international development studies, economics, political science, disaster studies, and science and technology policies, among others.

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 a global reach. In January 2015, IDEAS ranked GRIPS to be the second highest-ranking Economics and Finance institute in Japan, after the University of Tokyo[1]. IDEAS also ranked GRIPS the 13th highest-ranking Economics and Finance research institution in Asia during the same time period based on research output and citations.[2] The University of Tokyo is said to be taking over as GRIPS' mother institution in the coming academic cycles, with the former's Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) to merge with the latter.

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 (School of Government)
  • Young Leaders Program (School of Local Governance)
  • 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 January 2015". IDEAS. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. February 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Top 12.5% Asia, as of January 2015". IDEAS. Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. January 2015. Retrieved 25 February 2015. 

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