IDE Advanced School (IDEAS) was founded in 1990 for the purpose of training front-line development specialists in the field of economic development and economic cooperation.



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Studying at IDEAS

9 Japanese students and 18 overseas fellows from 18 Asian and African countries have joined IDEAS for the 2016-2017 program.
About half of the classes are joint with Japanese students.
Overseas fellows study basic Japanese language besides the core courses.

Field Trip

IDEAS organizes several field trips during the course. For 2016-2017 program, they visited Chiba, Aichi and Shizuoka Prefectures.
It is a rare opportunity to study various aspects of Japanese society such as the system of agriculture, role of local government and the situation of traditional industries.

Intensive Lecture

IDEAS invites professors from overseas universities or experts from International organizations for one-week intensive lecture.
Fellows are asked to do their assignments and presentations on the final day.

International Exchange

This one-day program is held with the cooperation of Chiba Prefecture government.
Fellows visit high schools to teach some topics on their countries.
It is a good opportunity to know the system of Japanese education.

IDEAS Alumni Network

As of March, 2017, 387 overseas fellows from 117 governmental organizations in 25 Asian and African countries have studied at IDEAS. Many of the alumni are playing active roles in their countries. We keep this network by sending IDEAS newsletter by E-mail.

Dear IDEAS Alumni,

In order to keep our IDEAS network, we would like to know if there was any change in your address or job.
Please contact: