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Student Interview (international student)

International Student
Completed the course in March 2019

If you want to learn about true public-private partnership, I recommend you take the Course of Public-Private Partnership at the Graduate School of Economics, where there are many experienced and kind teachers.

I wanted to learn something that would be useful to my home country, and was trying to figure out what specifically I should study to contribute to the development of my home country when I return there. A teacher at the university I was attending at the time advised me to study public-private partnership (PPP) if I wanted to contribute to Nepal. This was when I learned about the Course of Public-Private Partnership at the Graduate School of Economics at Toyo University. I attended an individual enrollment consultation, where I was able to seek advice from Professor Nemoto beforehand about whether the content of lectures in the PPP course was a match for what I wanted to learn.

In the PPP course, I learned about PPPs in Japan and abroad, together with other students with various backgrounds. The course involved not only listening to lectures, but also participating in actual project research. In the “PPP Project Seminar,” taught by Professor Tabuchi, in addition to studying various PPP projects, I participated as a member of the research team in Regional Development Advisory Programs (RDAPs) in Japan and abroad and created research reports. I also took Professor Ogawa’s seminar. The professor gave me enthusiastic guidance for my master’s thesis, titled “How Hydroelectric Power Generation Should be Developed in Nepal in the Future.”

I learned what I wanted to learn and broadened my knowledge. It gave me a great deal of confidence, and I was able to have my opinion recognized by my friends and teachers. Also, as a result of learning about various PPP projects, I myself began to think of ways to achieve sustainable development globally.

While taking the PPP course, I had plenty of opportunities to meet and interact with a diverse range of people, and one of those people introduced me to a company engaged in overseas business development and management. I began to work there as an intern, and was offered a permanent job after completing the course. My work is directly connected to PPP, so what I learned in the PPP course is extremely useful for my work.

In the future I wish to introduce Japanese ODA and PPP related to energy business to Nepal and act as an intermediary between the Nepalese and Japanese governments. To realize my aspiration, I will take on further challenges to improve my skills and experience. Public-private partnerships are increasingly needed to promote development in various countries. If you want to learn about true PPP, you should take the Course of Public-Private Partnership, where there are many experienced and kind teachers.