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  • New Saipe's English web page is opened! (2006.8.11)
 

Saitama Prefectural University(SPU),  was selected under the Support Program for Distinctive University Education and the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs, by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2005.
SPU has been consistently laying a framework of interprofessional education(IPE) in all its departments for the realization of collaboration and integrated services in health and social care. Now, we are developing a new interprofessional small-group practicum.

What are Distinctive GP and Contemporary GP?
Saitama Prefectural University was designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) for Distinctive GP and Contemporary GP. GP may sound unfamiliar, but is an acronym for "good practice". Distinctive GP and Contemporary GP are commonly used names for the Support Program for Distinctive University Education and the Support Program for Contemporary Educational Needs, respectively.
In the Distinctive GP program, a number of proven efforts to achieve reform in academic education are reviewed to select the most distinctive and distinguished projects. Information on the selected projects is then widely publicized, and subsidies are provided to these projects. In this way, the program can fuel the motivation of universities and faculties to reform and improve education in both public and private universities. These selected projects can be used as good reference examples for other universities. The goal of the program is to promote revitalization of higher education.
In the Contemporary GP program, the theme is determined based on the recommendations of the various councils and policy issues with strong social demand. Of the themes submitted from a number of universities, especially outstanding education projects (themes) are selected and are granted subsidies. This goal of this program is also to promote revitalization of higher education, but more in the sense of supporting “future projects”.
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