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Graduate School of Economics and Management /
Faculty of Economics

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TOHOKU UNIVERSITY
Graduate School of Economics and Management / Faculty of Economics

Message from the Dean

Nobuhiko Terui

Dean,Graduate School of Economics and Management, Tohoku University

Social change, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, is about to take place on the ground of big data and artificial intelligence (AI) due to the development of information technology. With this trend, we are expecting a major reform of social structure through the realization of a "Super Smart Society". Our modern society is also called the "Knowledge Society". Since knowledge has no borders, globalization progresses inevitably and individual capabilities are further questioned regardless of gender and age. Furthermore, the progress of knowledge is rapid and technological innovation is constantly born in competitive circumstances. As a consequence, broad knowledge and flexible thinking ability for accommodating these changes are required. Also, cooperation and communication skills are necessary in order to produce results using knowledge and to cooperate with people in diverse fields..

The education of our faculty of economics is characterized by comprehensive learning of economics and management from a synthetic perspective. The dense communication in seminar class with a small number of students and broad systematic curriculum, ranging from theoretical subjects deeply exploring economic phenomena by theoretical aspects over practical subjects, are directly linked to business practice. In terms of this educational scheme, we foster leaders who will support the social economy in the coming super smart society.

A rapidly changing knowledge society requires continued learning throughout your life. As a starting point of this lifelong education, we provide you with the opportunity of studying economics and management in order to acquire an insight into the future and the communication ability for collaboration with others.

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