Program Outline

Training Program for Russia-Japan Innovative Leaders of Tomorrow

The vast nation of Russia is located between Eastern and Western civilizations, and has developed independently through a history that has involved many ethnic groups.

Russia has made important contributions to the development of the knowledge base of modern society through its many findings in basic science.

Since Japan is a seafaring country, its historical and geographical background is different from that of Russia, and it has had very different experiences. For this reason, it is meaningful for us to have exchange programs with Russia.

Through this project, we aim to create a “Russian Silk Road of Knowledge for the 21st Century” that acts as a bridge between the East and the West.

This program will expand the researcher exchange between Kanazawa University and Russia, which has been developed for more than 20 years. It will also be open to students, who will learn to become leaders with the expertise and skills to create values and a common future for both nations. Moreover, we will develop the exchange program in collaboration with Russian partner institutions to deepen exchanges with local communities and companies. This will be done through collaboration in the fields of academia, culture and economy, and will lead to future regional partnerships.

Training Skilled Human Resources

A leader who can create the future of the two nations by taking into account the "uniqueness" and "universality" of Japan and Russia and creating the new-age value by utilizing each colleague's professional knowledge and skills.

  • Attained Ability
  • Cultural tolerance
  • Recognition Skill
  • Wide perspective
  • Creativity
  • Taking action


Capacity 0 1 2 3
Acceptance of different cultures:Understands and respects (accepts) different cultures Understands only his/her own country’s culture Understands his/her country’s culture and recognizes that there are a variety of cultures in the world Expresses his/her country’s culture to others and understands cultural differences in other countries and areas Understands global diversity and supports others in appreciating different cultures
Ability to recognize the present situation:Ability to accurately understand the present situation and consider what he/she should do Cannot find the necessary measures to recognize the present situation in which he/she is in Collects information using a variety of methods and uses this information to recognize the present situation from a range of perspectives Recognizes the present situation from a range of perspectives and determines his/her standpoint Understands his/her standpoint while recognizing the present situation and considers what he/she should do
Ability to think panoramically:Understands things as perceived from multiple perspectives Has an interest only in himself/herself Has an interest in the circumstances around him/her and understands that diverse ideas exist through exchanges with other people Understands others’ ideas through exchanges with people around him/her Builds up his/her own ideas, taking others’ ideas into consideration
Creativity:Has the ability to continue to create new ideas, thinking outside of the box Satisfied with his/her present situation Has an inclination to seek out issues within his/her present situation Has an inclination to solve issues within his/her present situation Continues to provide new ideas actively thinking outside of the box for the solutions to problems
Practical ability:Acts while fulfilling his/her full potential in the present situation (includes communication skills) Able to reliably perform what he/she is capable of In addition to performing what he/she is capable of, also capable of involving others in his/her activities Acts in collaboration with others to achieve goals Cooperates with others and takes the lead in activities so that all members are able to fulfill their potential

Four Exchange Programs

We will carry out four exchange programs for students. In the undergraduate course, we will provide a cultural exchange program to foster better understanding of Russia and Japan. In the graduate school courses, three exchange programs for research (Basic Science Program, Advanced Science and Technology Program and Preventive Medicine Program) will be offered as follow-up programs.

  • Cultural Exchange Program

    For obtaining credits

    This program provides mainly undergraduate students with opportunities to study the unique natural environments, as well as the time-proven cultures and arts, of both Russia and Japan. It is expected to arouse interest in longer study-abroad experiences in both countries.

  • Basic Science Program

    For obtaining degreesFor obtaining credits

    This program provides Master’s course students with double-degree programs and credit transfer programs in the field of low-temperature physics.

  • Advanced Science and Technology Program

    For obtaining credits

    This program offers internship experiences to Master’s course students in the fields of mechanical engineering, information technology and environmental science in view of future regional business partnerships.

  • Preventive Medicine Program

    For obtaining credits

    This is an exchange program for Doctoral course students in the fields of neuroscience, preventive medicine, cancer medicine and cardiovascular medicine. The establishment of Japan-Russia Medical Research Education Center in partnership with RIKEN and Kazan Federal University is envisioned.

Future Perspective

Our ultimate target is to establish “Ishikawa and Russian University Consortium for Exchange” (tentative name) which will integrate University Consortium Ishikawa and Russian University Consortium to promote a partnership between consortiums that will be a base for exchange and regional partnerships in the fields of academia, culture and economy.

We will develop our exchange program to include other institutions of higher education in Ishikawa Prefecture, and encourage Russian partner institutions to create organizations for collaborative activities involving multi-layered partnership with institutions of higher education in some regions of Russia, Ishikawa Prefecture and the Hokuriku district.