■Common Curriculum: 94% of participating students agreed, “Taking a class at another university was worth it”!
A common curriculum was implemented in April 2010 that allows credits to be obtained by graduate students in the Master’s program for specific classes at any of the four universities participating in the Tokyo Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Consortium (Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ochanomizu University, Gakushuin University, and Kitasato University). Improving graduate school education also relies on a system of credit exchange among the four universities, providing common courses within complementary subject groups in the life sciences and related research areas.
■□ From a questionnaire of students in the program (first semester, 2010) □■
• “I found a new interest by taking a class at another university.”
• “It was exciting to interact with students from another university studying in the same field.” (Further results of the questionnaire to be published.)
Common Curriculum (credit exchange)
Graduate students of the four universities participating in the Tokyo Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Consortium, viz. Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ochanomizu University, Gakushuin University, and Kitasato University, may take Master’s program classes at any of the other graduate schools within the common curriculum and obtain credit for the course.