The master's degree Program in Infrastructure Management at Yokohama National University (YNU) was established with a grant from the Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program for the purpose of training government officials from developing countries who have engineering backgrounds.
The Program focuses on such areas as economics, management, specialized engineering and law related to infrastructure development and management.
The Yokohama National University Program, specifically designed to meet the needs of students from developing countries under the scholarship program funded by the World Bank, offers lectures and laboratory work in engineering, economics, management and law.
Students are also afforded the opportunity to learn practical Japanese, mathematics, computer techniques and other basic subjects. After the initial 12 months of schooling, students engage in an internship program of their choice through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Potential candidates can view and download the application package at the Infrastructure Management Program website for YNU.
The Graduate School of Economics of Yokohama National University manages also the Program in Public Policy and Taxation, drawing on course work in many other parts of the institution. This program is entirely separate from the infrastructure management program also located on the YNU campus. However, some faculty members teach in both programs. Scholars have their internship at the National Tax College.
The Program recruits mid-career professionals from developing countries working in public sector. The Program management is doing good efforts in recruiting top candidates especially from Africa as a part of capacity building and human resource development.
Brochure for program is here