The Global Leadership Program focuses on social innovation and uses global health as an entry point into reflecting on and engaging in leadership.
At GLP, global health is a core area in the curriculum and goes beyond medical health. The increasingly interconnected and complex world we live in requires us to conceive global health as a multidisciplinary field that brings together political, socio-economic, cultural, and environmental perspectives. This holistic approach is both intentional and necessary to promote global health as a solution to addressing challenges of our current paradigm and an innovative, promising way forward for humanity. As such, GLP offers the unique combination of global health education and leadership training.
GLP’s curriculum is in line with the key outcomes proposed by the Commission on Education of Health Professional for the 21st Century (Lancet 2010): transformative learning and interdependence in education. Indeed, GLP strives to produce ‘enlightened change agents’ and provide a multidisciplinary, harmonized education.
GLP delivers world-class academic and practical content in innovative practices and excellence, and is conducted entirely in English. Our multidisciplinary curriculum offers elements drawn from the global forefront of knowledge and wisdom, through a variety of lenses including academic, field-based, institutional, and corporate. The curriculum is of a quality accessible to doctoral and post-doctoral students.
Every year, GLP accepts about 30-35 students from multiple disciplines(doctoral, post-doctoral students, and working professionals), representing a diverse set of countries. An education with GLP consists of five components – a three-month intensive lecture series, a three-month internship, individual advisory sessions, seminars year around, and opportunities to engage in collaborative initiatives within and beyond the University of Tokyo – all of which is designed to strengthen leadership capacity, harness students’ drive, and promote character building for careers in global health.
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