LORC - Local Human Resources and Public Policy Development System Open Research Centre, Ryukoku University Group 1: Research Group on “Systems for Sustainable Local Society” Group 2: Research Group on “Development Systems for Local Public Human” Group 3: Research Group on “Collaborative Public Policy” Projects regarding human resource development Projects regarding local public policy

LORC conducts a series of research on local systems required for the development of collaborative local governance with partner organisations around the world.

We aim to contribute to the realization of a dynamic civil society by seeking a development system for "Local Public Human Resources" which is a glowing demand of today's local society, and by strengthening the cooperative relationship between our university and local community.

Publications - The publications of the LORC (books, booklets, and videos). Mostly written/spoken in Japanese but some are available in English.

LORC is funded by "Project for the Advancement of Academic Research at Private Universities, Open Research Center Project (FY2003-FY2007)" and "Project for Strategic Research Base Formation Support at Private Universities (FY2008-FY2010)" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.


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Local Human Resources and Public Policy Development System Open Research Centre (LORC), Ryukoku University

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