A strategic partnership with the LSHTM,
a world-leading institution in the field of global health.
The distinctive feature of this programme is the educational curriculum centered on the collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), a world-leading institution in the field of global health. The most effective means of nurturing this outstanding talent is for each student to work with top-level faculty staff and researchers, who can serve as role models. Students have the opportunity to be part of outstanding international collaborative research, education, and countermeasure projects. Headed by Professor Brian Greenwood, laureate of the 1st and 2nd Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, and Peter Piot, Director of LSHTM, many internationally renowned researchers have come together to establish a strategic partnership between the world-leading LSHTM and Nagasaki University in the domain of global health. The WISE Programme focuses on making a vital contribution to the world by employing Nagasaki University’s unique history and potential.
Seventy-five years of history in infectious disease research at Nagasaki University
With the only university-affiliated research institute in Japan concerning tropical medicine - "The Institute of Tropical Medicine " - at its core, Nagasaki University is an educational research environment with a 75 year history of promoting research into infectious diseases. Nagasaki attracted many medical doctors and researchers specializing in tropical medicine. They went to Africa and Asia, carried out local-based research and gained the immense trust of the people in these regions.
In addition, the Institute of Tropical Medicine is recognized as a leading research center for infectious diseases and tropical medicine in Japan, strengthening the international network by running two COE programs supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for ten years, and also being designated as a collaborating center for the WHO "Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases" in 2005. Furthermore, the university established the “Nurturing Global Leaders in Tropical and Emerging Communicable Diseases Leading Programme” in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Department of Infectious Research (PhD course). The approach of the university extended to personal development.
Furthermore, the University established field offices in Kenya and Vietnam in 2005 and expanded the scope of its research. As a result, a system has been established that enables graduate students to conduct field research on tropical diseases for a longer period of time in endemic areas. Also in the WISE programme, we promote excellent collaborative field research in foreign countries, We mutually dispatch students to our overseas offices, LSHTM field research units in Gambia and Uganda, and the field units of our domestic and foreign partners
"Institute of Tropical Medicine" - Japan's leading center on infectious diseases and tropical medicine
Deepening of the experience at Nagasaki University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences Programme for Leading Graduate Schools
Nagasaki University as a leading research centre for infectious diseases and tropical medicine with a rich history of accumulated research
Opportunities for field work in our overseas bases and those of our partners
Global Health Hub
Nagasaki University as the global health hub of Japan
Nagasaki University concluded a Memorandum of Agreement with the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), an organization which is at the heart of the Japanese international health policy, and strengthened the partnership by establishing the NCGM Satellite Campus there. Also, in January 2014, the university signed agreements to cooperate and collaborate by forming a research consortium on infectious diseases with Hokkaido University, Tohoku University, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Osaka University, Kobe University, Kyushu University, and Keio University. This consortium aims to contribute to the improvement of safety and security in the world against infectious diseases by the formation of a top-level international hub for world-leading professionals in the field of infectious diseases.
In addition, the university has developed diagnostic tests for emerging infectious diseases such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, produced new technologies for malaria control, advanced the practical use of authentication technology developed by Japan to promote health in Asia and Africa, and discovered drugs for tropical infections. The university is collaborating with global companies in researching the discovery of drugs for neglected tropical diseases and has provided an environment for the development of the programme within a nationwide framework.
Established the Satellite Campus in NCGM, an organisation central to Japan's global health policy
Strengthened collaboration with JICA through secondment of teaching personnel
Partnership with Hokkaido University Research Center for Zoonosis Control
Partnership with Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases