With the rapid rate of globalization, it is important to ensure small regions and towns’ specific challenges are not overlooked, especially in health and life sciences. Glocalization can create an effective and necessary approach to address health needs of local communities in today’s interconnected world.
Starting in October 2012, Kumamoto University introduced the Health and Life Science: Interdisciplinary and Glocal Oriented (HIGO) program. The HIGO program is designed to educate glocal leaders to understand societal needs of the Kyushu region of Japan and Asian countries to build both local and global relationships in support of local challenges. The program provides opportunities for students to participate in science research trainings, company internships and community workshops.
The International Institute of Global Resilience (IIGR) is proud to announce that it will be teaming with Kumamoto University and HIGO, selecting ten students to participate in an intensive 5-day course in D.C., which includes a FEMA-certified training program.
If you are interested in learning more about the program, please visit: http://higoprogram.org/en/about/index.html