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Selected for “FY2009 Support Program for Improving University Education based on Strategic Collaboration among Universities” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

“Creation of Educational System ‘Medical-Engineering-Pharmaceutical Interdisciplinary Science’ and its Contribution to Society ? understanding of human being from the viewpoint of molecule through to society”, which Kansai University had applied in collaboration with Osaka Medical College and Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was selected for the “FY2009 Support Program for Improving University Education based on Strategic Collaboration among Universities”. This is one of 38 projects selected by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) from 119 applications submitted by national, public and private universities and other institutions in Japan.

1.Program title:
Creation of Educational System ‘Medical-Engineering-Pharmaceutical Interdisciplinary Science’ and its Contribution to Society ? understanding of human being from the viewpoint of molecule through to society
2.Term:
FY2009-2011
3.Outline:
Specialized fields of medical, engineering and pharmaceutical science have been independently developing advanced technologies, making students in each field difficult to understand other areas of technologies. Under the circumstances, younger professionals engaged in medical and social welfare practices are handling the burden. With the program newly accepted by MEXT, Kansai University intends to establish a curriculum for the new field of natural science centered on understanding of human being, in which students can learn medical, engineering and pharmaceutical sciences equally, while creating an educational system and environment aimed at better effects of the curriculum. The program is designed to foster flexible human resources, who can identify and resolve problems based on wider vision gained from ‘understanding of human being from the viewpoint of molecule through to society’. Students who completed the curriculum are expected to work as specialists in medical and social welfare fields, such as clinical research coordinators and information technology engineers, which require the integrated knowledge of medical, engineering and pharmaceutical sciences. Furthermore, the university plans to organize some programs, such as official commendations for independent researches, science experiments and extramural lectures, for students from elementary school to high school, while holding extension courses and symposiums for senior citizen with the aim of demonstrating the educational outcomes to society.

The website of MEXT for details of “FY2009 Support Program for Improving University Education based on Strategic Collaboration among Universities”

July 27, 2009 02:11 PM  UP

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