About the Faculty
Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development

Our aim is to nurture graduates who can be active internationally while at the same time playing a central role in regional development through their high level expertise in dealing with globalization within the region.

Acquire a "global passport" at the University of Niigata Prefecture!

In the future, what do you want to do and where do you want to be?
In the Faculty of International Studies and Regional Development, from their second year onward, students study in one of three specialized courses that are intimately interrelated. Each of these courses provides specialized knowledge and viewpoints that are indispensable for the development of a sustainable future for humanity. Of course, as a student , you can decide which course to register for and the research topic.

● International Relations Course
● Cross-cultural Studies Course
● Language and Culture Studies Course (Russian, Chinese, Korean)

Department of International Studies and Regional Development

Three Courses that Support Systematic Learning

[International Relations Course]

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Students learn the theoretical framework of international relations and tackle global issues through the use of practical English skills.




Research focus

  • War and peace
  • Poverty and development
  • Global governance and regional integration
  • International safeguard of human rights

Possible career paths after graduation

  • Careers that utilize foreign language (English, etc.) ability and specialized knowledge concerning politics, and law
  • Civil service
  • Trading companies and import/export-related companies, etc.

[Cross-Cultural Studies Course]

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Students take on the challenge of acquiring advanced English proficiency skills, learn various perspectives on language, culture, and society, and tackle issues in a multicultural society.



Research Focus

  • Language and society
  • History and literature
  • Multicultural coexistence
  • Gender and minority
  • Media literacy

Possible career paths after graduation

  • Media business
  • Transportation industry
  • Educational services industry (English)
  • Travel, tourism, and hotel business
  • Careers making use of cross-cultural understanding and foreign language (English, etc.) ability
  • English teaching (junior high school and high school)
  • Civil service, etc.

[Language and Culture Studies Course (Russian, Chinese, Korean)]

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Students learn specialized knowledge in the Russian, Chinese, and Korean languages and culture, and develop the ability to serve as a “bridge” for cross-cultural understanding, especially between the local and neighboring cultures.



Research Focus

  • Russian, Chinese, and Korean languages
  • East Asian societies and cultures
  • East Asian international exchange
  • Development of the regions surrounding the Japan Sea
  • The history of exchange with regions surrounding the Japan Sea

Possible career paths after graduation

  • Careers making use of cross-cultural understanding and foreign language (English, Russian, Chinese, or Korean) ability
  • Civil service
  • Transportation industry
  • English teaching (junior high school and high school)
  • Educational services industry (Russian, Chinese, or Korean)
  • Media business, travel, tourism, and hotel business, etc.

Attainable qualifications and licenses

Junior High School Teacher - Grade 1 (English)
High School Teacher - Grade 1 (English)

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