The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) is a graduate school and research institute. GRIPS was established in October 1997, superseding the Graduate School of Policy Science (GSPS) at Saitama University, which was the first graduate school for Policy Studies in Japan. GRIPS aims to be an international center of excellence for the education of future leaders in the policy arena, for the advancement of policy research, and for the systematic collection and dissemination of policy-related information. The new GRIPS campus is located in Roppongi, Tokyo, which is very close to the political and business headquarters of Japan.
Foster disaster risk management experts in developing countries
To enhance the capacity of professionals in developing countries to cope with natural disasters, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) offers a master’s degree program in Disaster Management Policy. This program is offered jointly with the International Institute of Seismology and Earthquake Engineering (IISEE) of the Building Research Institute (BRI); the International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM) of the Public Works Research Institute (PWRI); and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). This program is administered as a JICA training program under official development assistance from the government of Japan.
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Last updated on 30 Mar 2011