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Graduate School of Public Policy and Regional Administration

Furthering the interdisciplinary training and research carried out in the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, this program examines a multitude of issues facing regional society, such as decentralization, welfare, gender equality, community building, environment, education, non-profit organizations and globalization, from a multilateral perspective, and explores ways of resolving these issues.
Currently there are five study areas, consisting of Regional Administration, Social and Economic Legislation, Foundational Administrative Legislation, Social Planning, and Regional Culture. A wide variety of subjects are offered. Also, the program includes an Introduction to Local Policy Science where students attain basic literacy relating to research concepts; and Special Research on Localities, which stretches beyond the academic field and focuses on a specific locality to conduct fieldwork. We envisage a broad range of backgrounds in our student body, which includes graduates of the Faculty of Administration and Social Sciences, local government officials, homemakers, self-employed people, office workers, nurses, and teaching staff, who all deliberate and seek out resolutions for various issues in our society.
This research program is composed of five different academic fields.

Regional Administration

This subject group deals with research in basic theories in administration and politics, while investigating local government administration that conforms to specific systems and realities from a legal and political perspective.

Social and Economic Legislation

This subject group handles research on social and economic issues in regional societies from a legal perspective.

Foundational Administrative Legislation

This subject group handles theoretical and tangible research on the legal systems that form the basis for regional administration.

Social Planning

With a firm grasp on the basic structures of society, and also the structures and issues in regional society that derive from them, research is carried out on the social planning that is essential to rebuilding and revitalizing local communities, especially from the perspective of instating policy.

Regional Culture

In this study group, research is carried out into methods that embrace the various aspects of society based on regional lifestyles and culture. Both theoretical and empirical research are conducted on various forms of social information.

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