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Top Global University Project

Design and Implementation of a Human Resource Development Model
for Engineering and Sciences focusing on Value Co-Creative Education
- Contribution to Global Sustainability

Fostering Human Resources Who Can Learn from and Contribute to the World
Professor Masato Murakami President, Shibaura Institute of Technology
Professor Masato Murakami President,
Shibaura Institute of Technology

What kind of competence do you think you need to function effectively in a globalized society? Of course, communication skills are indispensable. Interestingly, many people suggest that a positive attitude and willingness to try new things is even more important. If you think and act positively, you can overcome most difficulties.

In 1971, I went to live in the United States while I was still a high school student. Many people worried about my future, and advised me not to go. But I was more motivated to go, rather than to stay in Japan.

During my first three weeks in the States, I had a hard time adjusting to the different culture. I was homesick, and felt very lonely. Making friends changed my life there, and I became positive. I enjoyed the opportunities to interact with people from various countries, and noticed how important it is to respect and appreciate cultural diversity. Experience is the best teacher, and a lifetime treasure.

The mission of Shibaura Institute of Technology is to foster engineers and scientists who can learn from the world, and contribute to global sustainability. To accomplish this goal, we encourage our students to see the world.

Fortunately, our proposal of the Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development was approved for a grant by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in the 2012 competition. With this support, we aim to globalize our whole university, and provide opportunities for students to interact with the world.

Let's get started and take a step forward. The sky is the limit.

Design and Implementation of a Human Resource Development Model for Engineering and Sciences focusing on Value Co-Creative Education- Contribution to Global Sustainability
SHIBAURA Model

(1) Quality Assurance both in Learning and Teaching through the Faculty-Staff-Student Partnership

For quality assurance in teaching, we employ the PDCA cycle described below.

  • P : Plan the outcomes of learning and education by professors
  • D : Do study through incorporation of active learning beginning with global PBL (Project Based Learning), and overseas internships
  • C : Check by introducing objective evaluation standard of learning achievement (Rubric) and basic social skills test (PROG)
  • A : Act to improve by giving feedback on evaluation results

(2) World-class Technical University

As a result of the system development, the followings are to be accomplished.

  • Increase the number of international students up to 30% of all students
  • Send all students to study abroad or overseas training
  • Establish degree programs taught in English
  • 600 classes taught in English

(3) Global Technology Initiative

Universities and companies join a global consortium, "Global Technology Initiative (GTI) Consortium" and promote research collaboration and industry-academia collaboration projects, as well as active learning (global PBL and overseas internships) and mutual exchanges of faculty.


A value co-creative education is based on Faculty-Staff-Student partnership, and various projects will be performed through collaborations with overseas universities and companies. By institutional reform of universities, we have constructed a program for training human resources who are active in the field of science and technology all over the world.

This is not just within the Shibaura University campus; we share this "Shibaura model" with universities in Japan and overseas.

Communication skills

Ability to promote mutual understanding in a globalized society based on a combination of broad engineering knowledge and linguistic proficiency.

Problem finding and solving skills

Ability to find and solve problems, with ethical mind and perspective views that enable us to evaluate the socio-economic ef fects of technology dvancements.

Meta-national awareness

Competence to respect diverse cultures, and take action from global viewpoints with the identity of one's home country in mind.

Technology management skills

Ability to find and assign socioeconomic values of emerging technologies on the basis of broad intellectual assets.

Global PBL/Intercultural PBL

Case Study Example:
Development of a small wind power generator for practical applications

Case Study
International Faculty
International Faculty
International Students
International Students
Japanese Students with Study Abroad Experience
Japanese Students with Study Abroad Experience

International Staff

2013 : 13.0% (21) > 2023 : 33.3% (60)

Female Faculty and Researchers

2013 : 8.6% (26) > 2023 : 26.7% (80)

Contact

Division of Global Initiatives

3-7-5 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8548, Japan (2F Classroom and Administration Building Toyosu campus)
TEL:+81-(0)3-5859-7140/FAX:+81-(0)3-5859-7141
E-mail:kokusai@ow.shibaura-it.ac.jp