Study ME-BYO, Explore ME-BYO

Yasuo OtaniKanagawa University of
Human Services
Chairman (CEO)

In order to realize the new concept of health “ME-BYO” which was advocated by Mr. Yuji Kuroiwa who is the Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture, a new graduate school named “Graduate School of Health Innovation” will be open under the full support of Kanagawa Prefecture. This school is completely new academic institution which aims to develop human resources that can revolutionize social system and technology in the field of health care. By building network among various actors such as industries, academia, governments including Kanagawa Prefecture, we aim to become a base for creating new health innovation which produce personnel who can play an important roll worldwide and advance research to solve issues. Facing a “100 Year Life” era, we aspire to produce many excellent individuals and researches from the area of Tonomachi where we will be located. We would be grateful for your support of Health Innovation School’s creation of new society.

Explore human services through innovation

Akemi MurakamiKanagawa University of
Human Services

Kanagawa University of Human Services has human services as its mission and makes it its fundamental principle to facilitate collaboration and integration between healthcare, medical care, and social welfare, to stress lifelong education, and to contribute to communities.

Japan is seeing a rapidly decreasing birthrate and aging population, and diverse social issues, such as decreases in population, infectious disease pandemics, and frequent natural disasters, are emerging. Human resources in healthcare, medicine, and social welfare are involved in the health and life of “humans” from birth to death, and they are expected to play a major role.

Science has also advanced rapidly in recent years. However, consequential specialization promote partial interpretation from specialized vantage points, thus making it difficult to view “humans” at the base of human services holistically.

Established in 2019, Graduate School of Health Innovation aims to foster human resources that can revolutionize social system and technology on the basis of ‘ME-BYO’ concept Kanagawa Prefecture set forth as a new perspective of health. SHI also puts emphasis on cooperation with the local and industrial community, and focuses on social implementation of research results.

I hope that you will tackle the challenges to support “humans” holistically from the angle of innovation, and develop your ability to lead the “100-year life” era as an innovator to the full extent at SHI.

Be the First in the New Study in Solving the Worldʼs Aging Population Issue

Yuichi Tei /
Ung-il Chung
Kanagawa University of
Human Services of
Health Innovation

The School of Health Innovation (SHI) is a school that conducts research and education which focuses on a new perspective of health, presymptomatic diseases “ME-BYO”, which is in the back of this aging society. I feel honored for my role as dean of this school, to be able to foster those who can open up possibilities in this educational field, not only in Japan but globally. SHI provides education basically on public health, with a curriculum which students can brush up their skills and viewpoints necessary to make innovation in health, medical care and welfare. ‘Presymptomatic Disease’ ‘Latest Medical Care Technology’ are subjects about the latest areas, subjects like ‘Entrepreneurship’ are business-related, and ‘Data Science’ subjects are where students can learn about prediction of health risks using big data and AI. The learning process is also unique, and one example of this is that we conduct research activities which have goals to actually implement them in society. Not only using the networks of the Kanagawa prefecture, but also WHO and overseas universities, we provide many field study opportunities. Studying in SHI is very challenging, having the chance to make your research into actual implementation in the prefectural government, and is a shortcut to your engagement in solving global issues, in the forefront. We want to welcome students who have an aspiration to face new challenges.