GRIP stands for Global & Regional Interprofessional Education Plus Program: GRIP Program. This program was launched in 2022 as one of the 2022 s “Projects to Strengthen the Global Expansion of Universities” from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
The GRIP Program aims to develop independent and autonomous human resources who can work with other professionals on health-related challenges in any country or organization and can derive optimal solutions based on cultural competence and cultural humility. It will help to achieve Development Goal 3 of the Sustainable Development Goals, Good Health and Well-Being for All, and to achieve universal health coverage by WHO: healthcare systems must provide appropriate healthcare services, including prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, at an affordable cost for all. To promote a society where everyone can receive proper health care services, we will train professionals to foster community care creation.
At GRIP, we link learning and experience in three stages: (1) online pre-learning, (2) overseas exercises, and (3) final presentations in the Metaverse, and nurture abilities as individuals and as a team. The number of overseas training destinations will be expanded as appropriate, including the United Kingdom, India, and Australia. Not only Chiba University students learn about social issues during overseas exercises, but students from partner universities in each country also come to Japan and they will learn about social issues unique to Japan together.
The identity of the program was designed around the English letter “grip”. In order to express the image of supporting health and welfare for all people, we symbolized the image of supporting from the letter “g”. The three circles on the top symbolize “People”, “Health” and “Welfare”, and add the global (earth) color to harmonize with the Apua Sky color of the logotype.