Nagoya University
Graduate program for real-world data circulation leaders

Nagoya University Program for Leading Graduate Schools: Graduate program for real-world data circulation leaders

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Realize your potential while experiencing international industrial environments, making a difference in society.

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Can I enroll?

Successful candidates will have passed the entrance exam for the first half of a doctoral course at the university. The selection process is based on the total scores of performance in the selection program, a document review, an interview, and a written exam.

01: Graduates from Nagoya University or other universities

For example, those who want to become data scientists and acquire technical knowledge and experiences that would enable them to make a difference in the world.

02: Students with work experience

For example, those who aspire to give back to society through research by applying their work experience and acquiring relevant technical knowledge. (An intensive version of the program is available for students with work experience.)

03: International students

For example, those who want to learn about the automotive field, which is one of the greatest strengths of Nagoya University, and those who want to know about real-world data circulation through this highly unique program. (Students may enter in the fall semester.)

This program provides a place for students to explore their potential and discover diverse possibilities. We welcome passionate students who are eager to learn, ready to experience a wide range of fields, and are capable of creating new values.

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Feature #1: Diverse Workplace Immersion Experiences

Students will experience the circulation between development and basic research through activities in an industrial workplace and acquire practical knowledge and skills that cannot be taught in the classroom.

1) Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Projects (work as part of a team to solve issues)
Students will join a team in which every member is assigned a specific role to work on an industry-academia-government collaborative research project. Projects last about six months and are determined by the university.

2) Research Internships (experience being part of a corporate organization)
Students will conduct research in industry and experience corporate management.

Collaborating Companies (expected)

Toyota Central R&D Labs. IBM Japan
DENSO Netyear Group
MHI Aerospace Systems Microsoft Research Asia
Astellas Pharma Rakuten Institute of Technology
NTT Communication Science Research Laboratories Canon Information Technology (Beijing)

Feature #2: International Learning Opportunities

Students will enroll in a summer school program at an Asian company outside of Japan, and will conduct research at an overseas research institute to learn first-hand about global industrial circulations and experience cross-cultural collaborations.

1) Global Challenge I
Collaborate with people from different cultures

Students will participate in a two-week (approx.) summer program with local students and young engineers in Hanoi or Istanbul, which are both major manufacturing cities, and gain first-hand experience about the international division of labor in global industries.

2) Global Challenge II
Experience world-class research

Students will stay in a foreign country for about three months to conduct research at an overseas research institute. They will develop an understanding of international competition among world-class researchers, and forge ties with some of the brightest young researchers in the world.

3) Follow-up Visit
Build international ties

Students will revisit the research institute in which they worked for one to two weeks with a group of students with other areas of expertise. In addition to learning about cutting-edge research in different fields, students will expand their personal professional networks.

Students will also be able to take advantage of the following as they participate in international activities:

Feature #3: Cross-Disciplinary Global Connections

Partnership across Diverse Academic and Industrial Fields

Staff Members

 List of Instructors and Staff Members

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    What are your aspirations? We welcome people with goals, the perseverance to overcome difficulties and the desire to be leaders.

    We offer an excellent environment and diverse opportunities, and it is up to each student to take advantage of all this graduate-level program offers. We seek students who are not satisfied with what they are given, but pursue their own activities.

    This program is designed to not only benefit individual students, but society as well. Highly motivated students grow rapidly in a superb environment, and eventually change the world. I want all students in this program to realize their social responsibility and fully commit to achieving their own goals.

    Ichiro Yamamoto
    Program Leader, Trustee (Education and Information) and Vice-President, Nagoya University

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    Making mistakes and experiencing failures means that one has attempted to overcome challenges. I want our students to know that it is okay to make mistakes. As one ventures into unknown territory, it is natural to experience failure on occasion. Fortunately, there are many more possibilities for success than for failure, and all of these experiences allow people to grow.

    For this reason, I want students to tackle challenges without fear of failure, to discover new possibilities, and to grow as leaders. This program allows students to make mistakes as they realize their potential.

    Kazuya Takeda, Program Coordinator
    Professor, Department of Media Science, Graduate School of Information Science

    Research group website

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    Nowadays, new ideas take concrete shapes quickly. Real-World Data Circulation is the academic field that involves methodologies and skills necessary to turn ideas into reality. To help your ideas take a concrete shape, as part of this program, you can access to exclusive cutting-edge facilities and equipment, including 3D printers. In addition to providing an atmosphere where ideas flow freely, this unique environment will help you improve your presentation and communication skills.

    I am looking forward to your participation.

    Katashi Nagao
    Professor, Department of Media Science, Graduate School of Information Science

    Research group website

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    Do you have ambitions to work with people speaking different languages or in a different country? In today's world, the torrent of globalism is rushing around us. Why wait to realize your dreams? Now is the perfect time to begin your worldly adventure. As the staff member in charge of the global education in this program, I am here to support your "personal globalization".

    Ichiro Ide
    Associate Professor, Department of Media Science, Graduate School of Information Science

    Research group website

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    We are in the midst of globalization. This attractive program aims to produce global leaders capable of accessing needs from an international perspective, providing valuable products and services, and creating new social values. I think that students are very lucky to have the opportunity to participate in such an advanced program.

    Although the number of Japanese students studying abroad is decreasing, the diverse international experiences, which are the core of this program, will help students grow into global leaders.

    Toshiaki Fujii
    Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Graduate School of Engineering

    Research group website