Akimasa Fujiwara (Ph.D)
Professor and Dean
Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University
It gives me great pleasure to introduce to you the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University.
Since its establishment in 1994, IDEC has brought together leading researchers and exceptional students from around the world, and we are consequently becoming a distinguished center of excellence in the field of international cooperation studies with the 3 pillars of research and education: international peace cooperation, international environmental cooperation and international educational cooperation. We recognize that interdisciplinary research and education are crucial to meeting the major challenges faced by developing societies in Asia and Africa. Our graduates possess the skills, knowledge and mindset necessary to lead society's response to these challenges. I am confident that you will find much of interest on our web site.