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The Graduate School of International Development (GSID) was established in 1991 as one of Japan's first graduate schools dedicated to the study of international development. During the last twenty-six years, the world of international development has seen tremendous changes. Prominent among those changes is the transition last year from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the international community. According to the Millennium Development Goals Report 2015 published by the United Nations, the MDGs set in motion one of the most effective poverty reduction movements in history. The SDGs, on the other hand, provide a broader and more ambitious framework for balancing social and economic development with environmental sustainability. It is intended for both developed and developing countries and consists of 17 goals and 169 targets to be achieved by 2030.ito

As the international community has shifted towards the post-2015 development agenda, here at Nagoya University GSID is expected to strengthen its ability to meet the changing development challenges. In response to this we are currently re-designing our research and teaching agendas. Considered particularly important are the areas related to economic growth, poverty and inequality, education and human resource development, inclusive and just society, peace and governance, and environmental sustainability.

As one of the frontier development research institutions in Asia, GSID continues to address key global and local challenges through cutting-edge research and education.

Sanae Ito, Dean and Professor

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