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“Social Management Systems Science” proposed by Kochi University of Technology has been selected as part of the 21st Century COE Program by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan in 2004.

Based on its “University Structural Reform Plan” (June, 2001), the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology began a research based establishment subsidy known as the “21st Century COE program in 2002. COE stands for “Center Of Excellence”. In order for the universities of Japan to promote education and research activities at the same level as the world’s top-level universities, it is important to establish a more competitive environment through competition between universities based on third person evaluation. This program forms a research and educational base of the highest standards in the universities of our country, and offers prioritized support in order to facilitate the work of creative people who improve the level of research and lead the world. Thus, it aims to create and restructure universities that are unique and internationally competitive. (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)

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