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|Established||October 1, 1997|
The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (政策研究大学院大学, Seisaku Kenkyū Daigakuin Daigaku), or GRIPS, is a research graduate school located in Minato, Tokyo. Funded by the Japanese Government, it is the second smallest  by enrollment of the national universities. It is also one of Asia's leading think tanks of policy scholars and social scientists focused on policy studies. It offers programs in security and international affairs, diplomacy, international development studies, economics, political science, disaster studies, and science and technology policies, among others. Since September 2023 its president is Hiroko Ōta. 
Locally known as GRIPS, the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies is a stand-alone graduate school with an attached research center and a global reach. Spun off in 1997 from Saitama University, GRIPS is composed of academics and practitioners with expertise in public sector policy formulation and management. Around 20% of the faculty and 70% of students are recruited from outside Japan.
In April 2023, IDEAS ranked GRIPS as the third highest Economics and Finance institute in Japan.  IDEAS also ranked GRIPS the 16th amongst Economics and Finance research institutions in Asia during the same time period based on research output and citations. 
Takatoshi Ito: Professor of Economics
Shinichi Kitaoka: Adjunct Professor. Former President of Japan International Cooperation Agency
Hiroko Ōta: Professor of Economics. Former Japanese cabinet minister of economic policy.
Keijiro Otsuka: Emeritus Faculty