Name of the University: Yokohama National University
Program Name: Infrastructure Management Program (IMP)
Type of Degree: Master of Philosophy in Infrastructure Management
Major Field: Infrastructure Management
Application Period: February (Please refer to the website for details.)
Period of Enrollment: October
Program’s Website: https://www.urban.ynu.ac.jp/imp/
Contact Information: https://www.urban.ynu.ac.jp/imp/contact/index.html
The Master’s Degree Program in Infrastructure Management at Yokohama National University (YNU) was established with a special fund from the Government of Japan, administered by the World Bank, for the purpose of training government officials from developing countries who have engineering backgrounds. The program focuses on such areas as economics, management, specialized engineering, and law related to the development and management of infrastructure. In a changing global situation, if the government officials who are engaged in planning and implementing their nations’ infrastructure development policies are to make decisions consistent with the welfare of the people of their countries, it is vital that those officials have advanced knowledge of and experience in management, technological fields, and macro-economics.
The YNU program, which is specifically designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries under a scholarship program funded by the World Bank, offers lectures and laboratory work in the fields of engineering, economics, management, and law. Students are also provided with the opportunity to learn practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques, and other basic subjects. After the initial six months of schooling, students engage in internship programs related to their area of study.
During the remainder of the two-year period, individual instruction and tutorials are given to students to help them consolidate their understanding of their courses and prepare a thesis, which is a requirement for the completion of the Master’s program.
The YNU program is organized and operated by an inter-faculty committee. The university committee consists of the Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences, Graduate School of International Social Sciences, and Graduate School of Urban Innovation of Yokohama National University.