INU Master's Summer School on "Global Citizenship & Peace"

Program Characteristics

・The INU is developing a Joint Master's Program on "Global Citizenship and Peace", making use of already existing programs from INU member universities.

・Based on the success of the First INU Student Seminar on Global Citizenship held in August 2006 by HU, discussions and concrete deliberation began on whether an INU Joint Master's Program could be created on the same theme of Global Citizenship.

・During the November 2006 INU Council Meeting, a joint development plan for the INU Master's Program in Global Citizenship and Peace was proposed and approved, and the INU made the formal decision to take on the development as an international university consortium.

・Participating Universities (as of April 2019): James Madison University (USA), Malmö University (Sweden), Flinders University (Australia), Rovira i Virgili University (Spain), Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy), Universitas Katolik Parahyangan (Indonesia), Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (South Africa), European University Viadrina (Germany), Universidad Nacional del Litoral (Argentina), Kingston University(England), and Hiroshima University (Japan).

Program Components

・Pre-readings and preparation of a paper to be discussed with the group
・An intensive educational program with lectures and workshops with students from accross the globe
・Academic experts and guest speakers from around the world
・United Nations General Assembly Role Play
・An integrated cultural program that introduces a unique side of Hiroshima, including a visit to the Peace Memorial Museum and admission to attend at the annual Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6th

Theme for 2019

“The Health of Democracy”


・Graduate students from INU member universities
・Must have sufficient English language proficiency to attend lectures, particiate in discussions and prepare and present a 4,000-word paper
・Must be able to attend the entire program

Practical Information

・When: August 4th (Sun)-12th (Mon), 2019
・Where: Hiroshima City and Hiroshima University (HU) Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, Japan
・How to apply: HU students should register through MOMIJI*. Course registration may be canceled in the case we receive applications exceeding the capacity or if applicant does not have sufficient English language proficiency and knowledge for the Summer Course.
・Registration period: April 4th (Thu)-12th (Fri), 2019
・Contact for registration*: Graduate School of Social Sciences Support Office
  TEL: 082-424-7148, E-mail: syakai-gaku-sien(at)
・Contact for program contents: International Exchange Group (Ms. Taka/ Ms. Ogawa)
  TEL: 082-424-7737, E-mail: inu(at)

*This is offered as Special Lecture on Law and Global Policy (2 credits) at the Graduate School of Social Sciences, HU for HU students. For more details, please refer to the poster below.