STIG Education Program
- Interdisciplinary practical education program across the humanities and sciences leveraging the University of Tokyo’s strengths as a comprehensive university -
The Science, Technology and Innovation Governance (STIG) education program is a University of Tokyo interdisciplinary practical education program across the humanities and sciences which fosters human resources who can lead science and technology governance with the knowledge regarding methods of evidence-making required to draft and implement STI policy and knowledge of the science, technology and innovation (STI) policy-making process in each field. In order to take advantage of our comprehensive university system, we will seek HR development that cuts across humanities and sciences disciplines. In humanities disciplines, the program is based on wide-ranging fields including law, politics, and economics.
STIG Education Program Goal
- To foster human resources who can lead the STIG arena -
To foster “science of science, technology and innovation policy” human resources for Japan nationwide, STIG advances both education and research activities toward fostering policy-making specialists, STI policy researchers, and research and development management specialists.
Human Resources which STIG Aims to Develop
- Policy-making specialists
Specialists in policy-making processes and evidence-making in the broad field of STI at national government and relevant research institutions. Human resources with knowledge on the public policy process and policy analysis who also have knowledge about the context of each field of science and technology based on science and technology R&D and application frontlines.
- STI policy researchers
Researchers who study STI policy. These are not researchers with a specialization in STI policy. Rather, these are researchers who specialize in law and politics, economics, technology management for innovation, or some other discipline whose main field of inquiry is STI policy, and who can also contribute to the development of new areas in their respective specialties.
- Research and development management specialists
Specialists who manage STI programs at research and development institutions and private corporations.
Expected Human Resources Developments
- Development of knowledge and skills in policy-making processes: Knowledge of policy-making processes includes management and design of policy processes for broadly defined STI policy, design of processes for involving a wide range of stakeholders, institutional arrangements for such policy processes, and knowledge generation and use in policy processes.
- Development of knowledge and skills of evidence-building and its appropriate use: Building quantitative evidence and evaluative framework for the effectiveness of STI efforts, multi-dimensional synthesis of evidence (including qualitative evidence), and design and evaluation of regulatory mechanisms on science and technology.
Human Resources Development Structure
A venue for cooperation with general STI policy practice will be developed together with other hub institutions, etc. Also, based on research and development activities in the sciences, a platform will be built for collaboration with practitioners and interdisciplinary researchers across the humanities and sciences in different fields.
Then a human resources development program (primarily field-specific research subjects) will be arranged based on the cooperation with the collaboration platform and the research results, and the provision of this as a joint program with the other hub institutions will be considered.