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Toyo University was certified as the world's only Specialist Centre of Excellence on PPPs in Local Governments.
From the left: Mr. Geoffrey Hamilton, Chief, Cooperation and Partnerships Section at UNECE and Mr. Shinji Fukukawa, Chairman of Toyo University

 Toyo University was certified as the UNECE International Specialist Centre of Excellence on PPPs in Local Governments, which serves as one of the PPP centers that the UNECE PPP Secretariat promotes around the world. We are the world's only PPP center focused on local governments. Going forward, our task is to disseminate the knowledge and experience gained from our education and research conducted for local governments in Japan and Asia and utilize them for local governments around the world. Studying at our Course of Public/Private Partnership means to become fully conversant in international standards relating to local government PPPs.

 Since the establishment of the Course of Public/Private Partnership (PPP), Toyo University has supported the introduction of PPPs to local governments and regional revitalization through research, training, and seminars on solutions to the challenges faced by local governments and approaches to economic development in the form of the “Regional Development Advisory Program (RDAP).”

Notable cases

 Recognized as a successful example of regional revitalization The first example of the Regional Development Advisory
 Conducting PPP applicability studies in Butuan and other cities

Student interviews

Local Government Official

March 2019 Graduation

Mr. Katsumasa Matsumoto (a third graduate)

Deputy Mayor of Saitama City

International student

March 2019 Graduation

Remote class system using the Internet

 The Course of Public/Private Partnership (PPP) has introduced the remote class system using the Internet, OmniJoin web-conferencing system. The system makes it possible for students to participate in all classes in real time from a computer at their home or office from all parts of Japan or even from overseas. Therefore, students are able to enjoy a broad network of contacts by sharing topics from various areas, which is one of the major advantages of the PPP Course. Presently, about one third of the students use the remote class system.

 Some students enrolled in the PPP course while working overseas to solve local challenges. (*It is not an online course. Some on-site schooling is required.)

 See “Remote Class System” for details.

 *In principle, students who live in areas other than Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, and Saitama prefectures are eligible for the system.

 The system also enables students to view recorded classes that they have missed due to work or other unavoidable reasons. Recorded classes are available only for students of the PPP course where most of the graduate students are working professionals. (Request for viewing is required. The number permitted for viewing is limited. Seminars are not recorded.)

Inviting more than 50 guest lecturers annually!

Saori Ogiriyama (a12th graduate), a guest lecturer for “PPP Design

The Course of Public-Private Partnership is intended for those who work as professionals. Its objective is to supply human resources who have a deep understanding of the behavioral principle of public and private entities and the abilities required to smoothly promote cooperation between the two sectors to society. Therefore, we think that it is necessary to offer students not only opportunities to study fundamental theories, but also classes that place more emphasis on putting the theories into practice.  

 For this reason, we invite guest lecturers who are frontline practitioners working in either the public or private sector and who can implement effective education by combining lectures, case studies, and acquisition of proposal techniques

 We invite more than 50 guest lecturers every year. Classes mainly taught by guest lecturers include “PPP Finance (for the spring semester),” “PPP Methodology (for the spring semester),” “PPP Design (for the fall semester),” and “PPP Business Management Theory(for the fall semester).”

International students from various countries have enrolled in our PPP course!

Graduate students from China
From left to right: Mr. Yang, Mr. Won, and Mr. Fu

 International students from various countries have enrolled in the Course of Public/Private Partnership.
Graduate students in the course are able to address various issues across countries and build a network of contacts around the world. This is one of the greatest attractions of the course.

 "Overseas Remote Entrance Examination (for admission in April)" and "Pre-Arrival Entrance Examination (for admission in the fall)" are available for international overseas applicants. Applicants are able to take the entrance examination overseas via the Internet.

 Please see “To Foreign Students” to find which entrance examination is most suitable for you as an international applicant entering the Course of Public/Private Partnership.

 For students who do not have sufficient Japanese language abilities, our PPP course offers a curriculum that enables them to complete their degree in English.
 Please see “English Track Curriculum (for students who wish to complete their degree in English)” for details.

The PPP course offers many events.

 A scene from the results presentation session

 Many events are held in the Course of Public/Private Partnership every year.
 In addition to the regular events shown below, the course offers many open lectures that graduates can attend. The course provides many learning opportunities for graduate students as well as graduates. It is one of the attractions of the course.

  • April: Welcome party for new graduate students enrolled in the PPP course.
  •  August: Overseas visit accompanied by faculty members (only applicants)
  • September: Recurrent lectures for graduates
  • October: International PPP Forum
  •  January: Results presentation session
  • Free consultations on PPP/PFI for local governments (applicants)

 The PPP email newsletter provides information on news and upcoming events relevant to the PPP course. It is sent to subscribers once or twice a month. Feel free to sign up for the email newsletter

A variety of scholarships

 Toyo University has its own scholarship program, the “Toyo University Graduate School Scholarship,” targeting graduate students of all years in Master’s and Doctoral programs (excluding students in the Master's (pre-doctoral) program who remain in the same class for an additional year). The scholarship totals 300,000 yen per year.

 The “Scholarship for Enrolled Graduate Students who Work for Partner Institutions such as the National Government or Local Governments” grants an amount equivalent to half of the tuition fee that should be paid for the relevant academic year to those who work for the national government, local governments, or public interest corporations. Eligible applicants: 1) those who work for partner institutions with one or more years of practical experience, 2) those who are recommended by the head of the partner institutions where they work.

 We also have a variety of scholarships for international students, including “Toyo University Tuition Exemption for Privately Financed International Students,” which reduces tuition by 30%.

 See the related link below for details.


Lecture room at Otemachi Satellite

 The Course of Public/Private Partnership provides the sixth period class (18:30-20:00) and the seventh period class (20:10-21:40) on weekdays at the Otemachi Satellite campus, which is directly connected to the Otemachi subway station. This campus is an academic hub for public and private partnership. Lectures only for the PPP course are conducted at this campus.

 See “Introduction of Otemachi Satellite” for more information on the campus.

 Saturday classes are provided at the Hakusan Campus. This allows graduate students to use the campus’s common laboratories and library as well as one of Japan’s most renowned university cafeterias, and thus enjoy the full student experience.


 東洋大学は、国連PPP推進局が世界各国で展開しているPPP拠点づくり活動(国連CoE)の一拠点である「国連CoE地方政府PPPセンター(Specialist Centre of Excellence on PPPs in Local Governments)」として認定を受けました。地方政府を対象とする世界で唯一のPPPセンターです。今後は、国内やアジアで地方自治体のために行ってきたPPPの教育研究の知見を、世界の地方自治体のために展開することになります。本専攻で学ぶということは、自治体PPPに関する世界標準を身に付けるということになります。






松本 勝正さん(3期生)

さいたま市 副市長



 公民連携専攻では、インターネットを使った遠隔授業システム(Web会議 OmniJoin(オムニジョイン) )を導入しています。日本全国、海外に在住の方でも自宅や職場のパソコンからリアルタイムで全ての授業に参加できます。そのため、広域的に話題の提供があり、幅広い人脈が形成されることも魅力の一つです。現在は、おおよそ1/3の学生が遠隔授業システムを利用しています。















 詳細は、「English Track Curriculum(英語で修了したい方)」をご覧ください。




  • 4月 新入生歓迎会
  •  8月 教員同行の海外視察(希望者)
  • 9月 リカレント講座(修了生対象)
  • 10月 国際PPPフォーラム
  •  1月 成果報告会
  • 自治体向け無償のPPP/PFI相談会(希望者)





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