Feature

Building up the ability to implement policies through direct interaction with society

Policy science is a new discipline that involves interdisciplinary and practical studies.
The curriculum of Ritsumeikan University's Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) is characterized by its "Research Project" program, which aims to open up intellectual spaces where faculty members of different specialties work with graduate students each of whom pursues different research themes. There, they are guided by their respective motivations to explore policy design to find solutions to policy issues that have taken place in real society, by constantly alternating between practical and basic theoretical approaches.

3 "Research Projects" featuring policy science

  • PUBLIC POLICY CLUSTER

    Describes and elucidates how a policy is shaped, decided, and implemented in public sphere and conducts research eyeing future development possibility

    PUBLIC POLICY CLUSTER
  • SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CLUSTER

    Aims to "pursue and design the theory for sustainable society".
    Conducts research from the following 3 approaches; 1. mastering policy science / engineering, 2. solving the same-dimension problems regarding human, society, and economics which arise according to regional environment change, 3. acquiring field research technique

    SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CLUSTER
  • SOCIAL MANAGEMENT CLUSTER

    Focuses on the current state and problems of the social system and/or network which designs such policies as welfare and/or regional management, and its management process multidirectionally

    SOCIAL MANAGEMENT CLUSTER