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Overview of GCL
What is the Program for Leading Graduate Schools?
The Program for Leading Graduate Schools is a project designed to support a fundamental reform of graduate school education and promote the establishment of a graduate school appropriate to institutes of higher learning. With the aim of training talented students to become global leaders having a holistic view and creativity in wide-ranging fields of industry, academia, and government, the reform seeks to establish and develop an interdisciplinary doctoral program of global quality integrated with a master’s program, rallying leading researchers and students inside and outside Japan and involving industry, academia, and government.
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The Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders (GCL) is an interdisciplinary doctoral program to train top leaders/groups leading a global society, involving 17 departments of nine graduate schools at the University of Tokyo. On completion of the program, students receive a doctorate with a note reading, “The above-mentioned has completed the Graduate Program for Social ICT Global Creative Leaders,” from their departments. In addition, the student will be awarded with a separate certificate of GCL program completion.
Figure 1: Conceptual illustration of the GCL program