university graduates with opportunities to further their post-graduate work.
The University's special emphasis on the promotion of international exchanges
with overseas universities has been stimulated by the role of Yokohama, a major
port and the second largest city in Japan, as a point of contact with other
countries. Yokohama is the vibrant heart of a civilization which has received
direct influence from the West and then integrated these influences into the
development of present-day Japan.
The City of Yokohama has a well-developed infrastructure network. Because of its
central location, Yokohama has had excellent access to theoretical and practical
information available through various international agencies of the government,
and Yokohama National University has been closely involved in issues of
infrastructure management. Much of this experience and knowledge is applicable
to the infrastructure development needs of developing countries.
The Infrastructure Management Program is formally administered by the
International Graduate School of Social Sciences' International and Business Law
Department, but it is in fact jointly planned and conducted by all of YNUâ€™s
graduate schools. In working toward a Master's Degree through the Infrastructure
Management Program, students will study in areas associated with the
International Graduate School of Social Sciences, the graduate schools of
Education, Engineering, and Environmental and Information Sciences as well as
the International Student Center.
In applying for admission to the program, applicants should note the following:
1. The Master's Program in Infrastructure Management is oriented to training
government officials with present or future management responsibility and an
academic background in the field of engineering. ?Women are encouraged to apply.
(a) have completed undergraduate work in engineering or an equivalent field of
(b) be 35 years of age or under as of April 1, 2011;
(c) have at least 4 years of practical experience involving responsibility for
infrastructure development; and
(d) be in good health (semifinalists will be required to submit a health
certificate signed by their doctor.)
2. Because the entire program is carried out in English, applicants must provide
evidence of a satisfactory level of English competence, either by enclosing the
result of the official TOEFL/IELTS (or an equivalent English proficiency
examination) or by proving that they have completed a university program
conducted mainly in English. TOEFL institution code for Yokohama National
University is 0410 and department code for Infrastructure Management Program is
88 (International Relations).
3. Letters of reference or recommendation from two different people must be
provided to support the application. One of these must be from a person who has
supervised the applicant in a work situation and the other from a professor at
the university from which the applicant graduated.
4. It is preferred that successful candidates arrange for a leave of absence
from their employer for the two-year period during which they are to participate
in the program. This leave should assure their re-employment after completion of
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