HiroshimaUniversity (Development Technology)Sub-Program/ComponentBuilding a Strong Base for Sustained Economic Growth /Improvement of Social and Economic InfrastructureUniversityHiroshimaUniversity (National)1Graduate SchoolURL of UniversityURL of Graduate SchoolProgram nameURL of ProgramDegreesCredit and years neededfor graduationGraduate School for International Development andCooperation (IDEC)http://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/index.htmlhttp://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/idec/Special Program for Sustainable Development of DevelopingCountriesDevelopment Technology Course in Division of DevelopmentSciencehttp://www.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/en/idec/organization/index.html#2a. Master of Scienceb. Master of Engineeringc. Master of International Cooperation Studiesa. 30 Credits, 2 Yearsb. 30 Credits, 2 Yearsc. 30 Credits, 2 Yearsd. 30 Credits, 2 Years2.Features of UniversityHiroshimaUniversity (HU) was established by combining eight existing institutions in May 1949under the National School Establishment Law. Later in 1953, the Hiroshima Prefectural MedicalCollege was also added to the new HU. Some of these higher educational institutions already hadbrilliant traditions and histories of their own. Although these educational institutions suffered agreat deal of damage due to the atomic bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945,they were reconstructed and combined to become the new HU. In addition, Graduate Schoolswere established in 1953. The new HU has risen from the ruins of war like a phoenix, which is infact the University's symbol.HU is located in the southwest part of Honshu, the largest island of Japan. Approximately 900kilometers away from Tokyo, it takes 70 minutes by airplane, or 4 hours by Shinkansen (bullettrain) to Hiroshima. HU has three campuses and the main campus, covering 252 hectares, islocated in Higashi-Hiroshima, in a verdant area which is famous for sake brewing. Includingcampuses in Hiroshima, known as the International City of Peace and Culture, the Universityincludes 11 faculties, 12 graduate schools, a research institute, a university hospital, and 11affiliated schools.HU aims to be a world-class hub of education and research, to foster excellent human resourcesto contribute to the community, and developmentally expand science.