Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Dean of the Graduate School

A master’s program, the Graduate School of International Studies and Regional Development, was founded at the University of Niigata Prefecture. The university has been educating students who have roots in the locality and widely contribute to society. For these purposes, we have been also seeking to develop global human resources with the capability to understand and cope with rapid globalization. Our new graduate school aims to strengthen the foundation to develop global human resources by means of thorough academic training. The program is designed so that students can nurture their competitiveness for the international society; for instance, they are expected to study the dynamics of international politics, and also regional international relations and economics, and to foster capabilities of analyzing data and policy. Additionally, main courses are taught in English in addition to Japanese. I hope that the graduate school contributes to human resource development in not only Niigata, but Japan as a whole.

  • 1974 Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Michigan
  • 1989-2004 Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo
  • 2004- present Professor Emeritus,University of Tokyo
  • 2004-2011 Professor, School of International Politics, Economics and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • 2011- present Professor Emeritus, Aoyama Gakuin University
  • 2013- present Professor, Policy Research Center, University of Niigata Prefecture