Nissan Global Foundation


  • Human resource development to support building a prosperous future society.


  • Develop human resources capable of playing an active role globally to create a future.
  • 1) Support children's capability development programs
  • 2) Contribute to the evolution of education for the future and growth of educators
  • 3) Contribute to global leadership development

Since its establishment in 1974, the Nissan Global Foundation (initially named as Nissan Science Foundation) has extensively provided grants for a wide range of significant research supporting the continuation of Japan's leadership in science and technology. In 2011, the foundation changed its name to the current one as it was increasingly active in the educational field amid globalization, and has shifted its focus to human resource development.

With the mission of “developing human resources capable of playing an active role globally to create a future,” the foundation aids and rewards great science educational programs that allow elementary/junior high school students to improve their capabilities of thinking scientifically and logically. And it also offers people who want to be corporate leaders the “Global Resilient Leadership Program (GRLP),” which combines theories taught at the world's top business schools and best practices the current corporate leaders have implemented.

Aid for science education
Students learning about the earth and the universe with an iPad app for stargazing in an educational program aimed at improving children's scientific thinking capabilities with IT equipment (Soma Municipal Koyo junior high school in Fukushima Prefecture)
Global Resilient Leadership Program
Chairman Carlos Ghosn having an impassioned discussion with participants when he appeared as a lecturer on the last day of a five-day running program featuring the world's top business school professors.

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