Leading education and research on global health, creating a unit where researchers from developing countries work with a focus on developing countries
Ideals and Conceptual Layout of the Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit
Developing countries in the 21st century face risks of breakdown in their already fragile healthcare systems, arising from the double burden of infectious disease and chronic illness. There is an urgent need for highly effective and scientific policies, preventative programs, and medical research that is grounded in the social, economic, and cultural conditions of developing countries.
Previously, there were no research centers in Japan dedicated to global health issues. In October 2014, however, we established the Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit (GHIU), an agglomeration of divisions in Kyoto University pursuing international field research across both the humanities/social sciences and the natural sciences.
Employing faculty from developing countries, and fostering the skills and knowledge required to serve as core staff in international hubs for education and research on global health
Cutting-edge interdisciplinary research activities and conferences to help solve health problems in developing countries
Implementation of global health training courses for university students, researchers, and working adults
|Fostering the next generation
Dispatch of non-Japanese faculty members and international students to junior and senior high schools to cultivate human resources for the future of global health
For more information, please visit Kyoto University Global Health Interdisciplinary Unit website