Past activities of the Japan Association of Professional Graduate School of Technology Management (J-MOT)

FY 2013

[J-MOT] May 31, 2013
The First Meeting of FY 2013
Shigeru Matsushima, Professor of the Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Innovation Studies, Department of Management of Technology (MOT), was elected as J-MOT President for the new fiscal year.

FY 2012

[MOT Workshop] Oct 20-21, 2012
MOT Workshop

[J-MOT] May 31, 2012
MOT Symposium 2012

FY 2010

[Symposium] Mar 16, 2011
MOT Symposium 2011

[J-MOT] May 13, 2010
The First Meeting of FY 2010
This was the first J-MOT Meeting in which Kwansei Gakuin University participated. The FY 2009 Activity Report and Financial Report were approved. Approval was granted to extend for one (1) year the term as President of the J-MOT of Japan of Ken Kaminishi, Dean of the Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management.
The "Core Curriculum for MOT-Education" was granted final approval, and an English-language version was created with the aim of communicating such information to outside of Japan.
Core Curriculum for MOT-Education PDF [Japanese]
Core Curriculum for MOT-Education PDF [English]

FY 2009

[International Workshop] Mar 11, 2010
International Workshop regarding MOT Education and Its Curriculum
This workshop, which involved the participation of university representatives from four countries in the Asia region, was held in order to facilitate the exchange of information and opinions, and to deepen mutual understanding and cooperative relationships.

[Symposium] Nov 6, 2009
MOT Symposium 2009 (November)
"Inquiry into the Essence of MOT Education"

[J-MOT] Nov 6, 2009
The Second Meeting of FY 2009
Deliberative discussions were held regarding the core curriculum created on the basis of the investigations of the "Core Curriculum Development Work Promotion Committee" launched in October 2008 and of the "MOT Education Core Curriculum Development Committee," the organization established under the auspices of said "Core Curriculum" Committee.

[J-MOT] Apr 24, 2009
The First Meeting of FY 2009
The FY 2008 Activity Report and Financial Report were approved. It was decided to also continue the engagements in FY 2008 regarding the creation of a "Core Curriculum for MOT-Education."

FY 2008

[Symposium] Mar 15, 2009
MOT Symposium 2009 (March)
"Inquiry into the Essence of MOT Education"

[Symposium] Nov 26, 2008
MOT Education Symposium 2008 in Yamaguchi
Towards the creation of a Core Curriculum, a comparative investigation of such things as the educational principles and unique characteristics of each university was conducted, and a wide variety of opinions was heard.

[J-MOT] Oct 2, 2008
The Second Meeting of FY 2008
In response to the adoption of the FY 2008 "Program to Promote the Fostering and Development of Highly Sophisticated Professionals at Professional Graduate Schools, etc." of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, it was decided to engage in the creation of a "Core Curriculum for MOT-Education." This effort would be performed jointly by the 10 MOT professional graduate schools, with Yamaguchi University serving as the representative school.
To do so, a "MOT Education Core Curriculum Development Work Promotion Committee" was launched, which, in addition to J-MOT members, included as committee members individuals from the private industry sector.

[J-MOT] May 28, 2008
The First Meeting of FY 2008
The FY 2007 Activity Report and Financial Report were approved. Ken Kaminishi, Dean of the Yamaguchi University Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management, was elected as J-MOT President for the new fiscal year.

FY 2007

[J-MOT] Sep 3, 2007
The third meeting of FY 2007
Discussion about the MOT accreditation criteria and accreditation organization

[J-MOT] Jun 18, 2007
The first meeting of FY 2007
Discussion about the accreditation criteria

FY 2006

[J-MOT] Mar 15, 2007
FY 2006 year-end summation

Like last year, the J-MOT held a MOT symposium for the public this year as well. It also addressed the drafting of the accreditation criteria for MOT professional graduate schools as part of the educational project that was commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

The Shibaura Institute of Technology established the first ever MOT professional graduate school in Japan in 2003 and a total of 10 MOT professional graduate schools have been established in the country till date. Every MOT professional graduate school is obliged to obtain accreditation from an external organization in the first five years following its foundation.

The National Institution for Academic Degrees and University Evaluation is presently in the process of framing an accreditation standards proposal that is aimed at professional graduate schools. The J-MOT is concurrently examining how to best adjust the proposal to match MOT professional schools. It will then apply the provisional standards to several model schools on a trial basis in order to test their suitability and will eventually finalize the accreditation standards if they are found to be satisfactory. The standards are expected to outline the common educational objectives and graduation policy for MOT professional schools as well as the requirements expected of the educational system and the capability conditions the schools should fulfill toward achieving the said objectives.

[J-MOT] Mar 5, 2007
The fourth meeting of FY 2006
Discussion about the organization of the J-MOT for 2007 and the first draft of the accreditation criteria for MOT professional graduate schools

[J-MOT] Aug 23, 2006
The second expert committee of education's study of the J-MOT
Development of the MOT accreditation criteria: report on the J-MOT meeting held to discuss the education promotion program

[Board meeting of the Japan MOT Society] Jul 21, 2006
The first board meeting of the Japan MOT Society
The first board meeting of the Japan MOT Society was held in NEC's Senkaso on July 21.

[Collaboration among Industry, Government, and Academia] Jun 10-11, 2006 The fifth Conference for the Promotion of Collaboration among Industry, Government, and Academia
The fifth Conference for the Promotion of Collaboration among Industry, Government, and Academia was held in Kyoto between June 10 (Sat) and June 11 (Sun) in 2006 for the purpose of developing Industry-Government-Academia collaboration and realizing a nation based on scientific and technological creativity. This conference was attended by prominent leaders and people with experience of practical matters in professional fields.

[J-MOT Meeting] May 18, 2006
The first J-MOT meeting
The first J-MOT meeting of 2006 was held on May 18 at the Campus Innovation Center in Tamachi in the presence of the staff of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

FY 2005

[Foundation] Sep 27, 2005
Foundation of the J-MOT
In the meeting of the deans of the union of six MOT universities in Tokyo, the J-MOT was formally founded.

[Symposium] Sep 27, 2005
The MOT professional graduate schools of six MOT universities in Tokyo started operating: Tokyo MOT Six-university Union.

[Foundation of the union of six MOT universities in Tokyo] Jul 2005
The MOT graduate schools in Tokyo approved by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology founded the "Tokyo MOT Six-university Union" for the propagation of domestic MOT education.