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A perspective combining social sciences and healthcare (clinical care) is essential in addressing the challenges faced by healthcare and long-term care (improving quality, efficiency, etc.) and there is inevitably a limit to what can be undertaken by individual researchers on their own. Our Center aims to establish a network for research on health economics by strengthening collaboration at the undergraduate and graduate school level under the framework of the Tokyo Consortium of Four Universities (Tokyo Dental and Medical University, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies and Hitotsubashi University), of which Hitotsubashi University is a member, and through use of these resources to promote collaboration among universities and between academia and industry.

The Health Economics Course and the Executive Program are professional education programs implemented in close collaboration with Tokyo Medical and Dental University (Master’s Program on Medical and Dental Science and Technology and the Master of Medical Administration (MMA) Course) and Tokyo Institute of Technology.