GSID Regulations

Regulations of Graduate School of the International Development, Nagoya University Alumni Association

Article 1: Name

The name of this organization is Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University Alumni Association, abbreviated as GSID-NUAL, and commonly called as GSID Alumni (Association, Nagoya University).

Article 2: Purpose

The Association is concerned with the following purposes:

  1. Promotion of mutual friendship and networking among its members
  2. Contribution to the promotion of research on international development and development studies.
  3. Contribution to the promotion of GSID and Nagoya University

Article 3: Tasks

In order to realize the above-mentioned purpose, the Association deals with the following tasks:

  1. Issuing a members list
  2. Projects for the interaction and networking among members
  3. Supporting GSID and its members including students and alumni
  4. Other necessary tasks to realize the afore mentioned purposes

Article 4: Membership

The Association is organized with the following memberships:

  1. Regular membership: Present/past students, graduates from the regular Master and Doctoral programs, research students, and those who have obtained a doctorate by submitting a doctoral dissertation
  2. Supporting membership: Present/past professors, staff and research fellows
  3. Associate membership: Individuals, organizations, and corporations who respect the purpose of the Association, and are approved by the Executive Board.

Article 5: Officials

The Officials of the Association consist of the following:

  1. President (one)
  2. Vice Presidents (two)
  3. Directors (a few)
  4. Accountant (one)
  5. Auditor (one)
  6. Advisor (appointed by the Association such as dean of the GSID)

Article 6: Election and official term of office

  1. The officials stated in article 5 shall be nominated at the Executive Board, and must be approved at the General Assembly.
  2. The official term of office is two years. The reappointment of sitting officials to a new term of office is permitted.

Article 7: Duties of the officials

The Officials shall perform the following duties. The executive board of the Association consists of the President, Vice Presidents, Directors, and Accountant.

  1. The President generally manages the services and represents the Association.
  2. The Vice Presidents support the President.
  3. The Directors perform necessary services.
  4. The Accountant manages the budgets of the Association under admission of the General Assembly and the Executive Board.
  5. The Auditor inspects the tasks and the account, and reports it to the General Assembly..
  6. The advisor provides necessary advice to the Alumni.

Article 8: General Assembly

  1. The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of the Association, and the regular General Meeting, in principle, shall be held every other year and determine the principle direction of the Alumni business such as budget and executive personnel. Additional General Assembly will be held if the Executive Board calls in necessity.
  2. The president shall call all General Assemblies.
  3. Decisions at the General Assembly require the approval of the majority of attending members.

Article 9: Secretariat

  1. The Secretariat of the Association shall be placed in GSID.
  2. The secretariat is responsible for the administration and management of the Association under the Executive Board.


Article 10: Branches, Subgroups and Committees

The Association can set up the branches (of countries, regions etc.), subgroups (of seminars/labs, academic years etc.) and committees in order to achieve its purpose.


Article 11: Account and fiscal year

  1. Alumni expenses shall be managed through membership fees, donations and other incomes.
  2. The fiscal year shall start on April 1st of each year and end on March 31st of the following year.

Article 12: Amendment of Regulations

  1. Amendments to regulations must be first proposed at the Executive Board meeting, and subsequently, approved by the General Assembly.

Additional clause: These regulations come into effect on July 15, 2000.

Additional clause: These regulations come into effect on July 7, 2018.