[International Public Policy Program (IPPP)]
IPPP Director, Prof. Hiroshi Kato
The International Public Policy Program (IPPP) is a one-year mid-career program. Introduced through close consultation between IUJ and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), it’s a program designed for diplomats and government officials of countries in Asia, the Pacific and around the world. It will help professionals working in the public sector develop their core competencies to successfully plan, design, manage and monitor public policies. Students will choose either “International Affairs” or “Public Policy” concentrations depending on their professional background and career plans, and choose various discipline-based and/or issue-oriented courses.
It’s a compact, one-year program, at the end of which you can earn the Master of Public Policy degree. In summer, toward the end of their intensive one-year academic life at IUJ, students will participate in capstone courses. They are courses organized in collaboration with experts from around the globe, and students will be able to discuss various global issues such as the changing global political and economic landscapes.