Leading Program

Leading Forum 2019


Forum 2019, Program for Leading Graduate Schools was successfully finished. 


Date : November 30th (Sat.)

Venue: Waseda University International Conference Center

Host : Waseda University


The Program for Leading Graduate Schools, established in 2011 through support from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), has so far selected 62 programs(33 universities) and worked to foster unique leaders. These programs have been continued independently with an eye to permanency at their respective universities as new extended educational programs/courses.  To allow the cutting-edge approaches and successes of the Leading Program to move beyond its boundaries, and to serve as a leading indicator within each university and in all Japanese graduate schools as part of their graduate school reform, the Forum aimed to bring together doctoral students and graduates from the Program to approach the topic of “How I will change the world” and sent out their message.


The Program for Leading Graduate Schools Forum 2019 mainly consisted of two sessions noted below.


[Keynote Speech]

“Society 5.0 for SDGs~to realize a society of No One Left behind~”


Chair of Keidanren Committee on Responsible Business Conduct & SDGs Promotion of Keidanren, and Director-Chairman of Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Insurance, Inc.



“How I will change the world”: Participants


6th year member, Mr. Maulana A. Empitu participated in the workshop, discussed with other participants and gave presentation.


Report of Leading Graduate School Forum 2019.pdf