Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education (WISE)
Doctoral Program for World-leading Innovative & Smart Education (WISE) is designed to promote initiatives for establishment of centers of excellence whereby researchers can engage in self-development as they network with peers to create innovative joint research ventures on a sustainable basis. Under the Program, each university cultivates prominent doctors with the capabilities to take on leadership roles in every sector by offering a five-year integrated doctoral degree program taught by world-class educators and researchers, while concurrently leveraging their core competencies and utilizing the benefits reaped from graduate school reforms to cooperate with universities, research institutions, private enterprises, and other organizations from around the world.
To date, Kyoto University has had the following program adopted under this Program, which is sponsored by MEXT.
Through provision of education programs that tap into the unique strengths of Kyoto University and the Program, efforts are being made to spearhead creation and application of new bodies of knowledge, thereby creating trendsetting value for the future. The common objective is to cultivate doctors (high-level “knowledge professionals”) who will be capable of working on solutions to social issues and will foster innovation in the global community.