The Institute for Educational Initiatives promotes education at NAIST by
implementing basic education policies, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship
education, providing thorough career education and collaborating with academic
institutions and companies in Japan and overseas, in accordance with the NAIST’s
core principles and policies.
Realize and carry out NAIST’s
Fundamental education policies
Promote partnershipss with
domestic and overseas education institutions
Collaborate with companies
and the communities to
promote innovative creation
career support throughout
resources in collaboration
and overseas universities
The Division for Educational Development (DED) is responsible for planning and supporting curriculum development, organizing student academic guidance, globalization of education, providing information about and holding seminars on faculty development, and managing education support systems.
The Division for Innovation Education (DIVE) plans and manages educational programs and faculty development projects focusing on technical human resource development, entrepreneurship development, and innovation education.
We are promoting the establishment of an ecosystem of start-ups centered around NAIST to create an active cycle of “knowledge, human resources and funding” among companies, universities, venture capitalists and venture companies, by linking them to executive businesspersons from the pre-start-up phase.
The Division for Career Development (DCD) provides various career support activities for students and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in working in non-academic fields including career planning interviews considering individual goals, etc., transferable skills training, business-student matching events, and talks by alumni and industry leaders.
Along with domestic jobs for Japanese students, we also pursue career development initiatives globally, like support for internships abroad for Japanese students and job-hunting support for domestic employment for international students.
The Division for Global Education (DGE) is creating a graduate education model for global human resource development, taking advantage of NAIST's strengths as a graduate school without undergraduate faculties, to lead the next generation of internationally open universities.
We promote a collaborative learning environment in cooperation with overseas universities and further develop our global campus, by enhancing cooperation with overseas educational and research institutions, and promoting the sending of NAIST students and faculty abroad and the acceptance of international students and researchers.