The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) has adopted 2023 projects, including Keio University's "Junior Doctor Development", for the 12 Next Generation Science and Technology Challenge Program, which supports educational programs that improve the abilities of elementary, junior high and high school students from a long-term perspective.
According to the Japan Science and Technology Agency, this program will start in 2023 by integrating the Global Science Campus, which mainly targets high school students, and the Junior Doctor Training School, which targets elementary and junior high school students.
For students with excellent science and mathematics abilities, we will support educational programs with diverse and challenging content for up to five years, such as inquiry activities, STEAM education, entrepreneurship education, and internationalization.The upper limit of the support amount is 5 million yen to 1 million yen for one year. An open call for proposals was made in February and March, and 1,000 proposals were submitted from all over Japan, and 4,000 of them were selected after external experts screened them.
Keio University trains junior doctors who can identify familiar issues, understand their connections to global issues, and develop solutions to take action.To that end, we will teach system thinking and design thinking, and teach the basics of the research process.Accepted institutions other than Keio University are as follows.
Shizuoka University, Mie University, Naruto University of Education, National Institute of Technology, Tsuyama College, National Institute of Technology, Okinawa College, National Institute of Informatics (Joint Organization: Japanese Committee for Information Olympics, Information Processing Society of Japan), Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Ehime Universities, Tohoku University, Tokyo University, Kanazawa University