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  • Ph.D. Program in Humanics

    11 26, 2018

    NEWS & EVENTS

    Event  Kick-off Symposium on Ph.D. Program in Humanics (Saturday, March 9, 2019)

    News  Successful applicants announced 2019/02/13

    News  The briefing session handouts are now available 2018/12/13

    News  Application Guideline is now available ( JapaneseEnglish)(Updated: 2018.12.10)

    For payment in English, Click here

    Event  Briefing session for Ph.D. program in Humanics

    News  Listing of faculty mentors is now available 2018/11/19 (Updated: 2018.12.21)

    About the Ph.D. Program in Humanics

    “Humanics” is a discipline that sheds light on the fundamental principles of physiology and pathology of the human, generating new science and technology to achieve a healthy and comfortable life of human beings in the society. The Ph.D. Program in Humanics cultivates leaders with doctoral-level knowledge and skills in the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics, as well as the capacity to integrate two or more research fields and to apply them in human society.

    “Four capabilities” fostered in the program

    In order to cultivate candidates well-versed in humanics, the program offers a unique educational system that fosters advanced “bi-disciplinary expertise” in the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics. The program also fosters the capabilities of “problem discovery,” “breakthrough,” and “application” which are essential for implementing the entire process from conceptualization of research topics to the application of research findings in human society.

    Features of the program

    1. Collaboration of biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics

    The program offers interdisciplinary collaboration with outstanding research centers both within and outside the university, as well as industrial partners. Students develop advanced expertise in the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics through a “double mentor system,” in which students choose two collaborating laboratories from both fields and are supervised in their respective laboratories in the course of pursuing joint research projects.


    2. Double mentor and reverse mentor systems

    The program adopts a “double mentor system” in which faculty members from both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics provide research guidance to students. A “reverse mentor system” means that students, who have studied both fields, impart knowledge from one field to another and act as a bridge between different research fields. To achieve this, students will learn “bi-disciplinary expertise” as well as communication skills.

    ※Listing of faculty mentors (tentative)(Updated: 2018.12.21)

    3. Student support

    Talented students will be supported by a scholarship from the University of Tsukuba which covers living and research costs. There are also other programs to support students, including tuition and housing support.


    ○Financial supports

    The following financial supports are being planned for students chosen for the “Ph.D. Program in Humanics” and judged as excellent so that they can concentrate in study and research.

    ・For students (of Master’s Course ) who are yet to pass the Qualifying Examination (Examination of Basic Research Ability for Doctor’s Course ), financial supports according to their contribution on research based on TA, RA, and Reverse Mentor systems are planned

    ・Excellent students who have already passed the Qualifying Examination (Examination of Basic Research Ability for Doctor’s Course) and judged as eligible for the Doctor’s Course can receive Education and Research Support Expenses (planned for 160,000 to 180,000 yen).


    Amount of the above items of financial supports will be decided according to results of entrance examination, outcome of participation in programs and research, results of Qualifying Examination, and other factors.

    Students who are judged as excellent in academic achievement by the university’s regulations are eligible for the following exemption in tuition fees.

    ・Equivalent to Master’s Course: Half exemption

    ・Equivalent to Doctor’s Course: Total exemption


    〇Support for overseas study & research activities

    University will provide students with the expenses for overseas study & research activities, within the certain limit, such as overseas internship, international laboratory rotation, presentations at international conferences, and overseas travels.


    〇Students dormitory

    Tsukuba University has built students’ dormitory with the purpose of providing students of good study environment and letting them experience autonomous citizen life.

    For details, please refer to the following website.

    http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/students/campus-life/accommodation


    ※Press Release

    January 2019 Admissions (applicants for admission in April 2019)


    Examination Venue

    University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan
    *Applicants are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs to the venue.

    Schedule

    Briefing session for Ph.D. program in Humanics

    December 8 (Sat), 2018
    For more details  Handouts

    Applications open

    December 14 (Fri) to December 26 (Wed), 2018, 5PM (Japan time)

    Application Guideline ( JapaneseEnglish)(Updated: 2018.12.10)

    For payment in English, Click here

    Entrance exam

    January 22 (Tue.), 2019

    Successful applicants announced

    February 13 (Wed.), 2019
    A list of applicants who passed the exam


    Posters and Leaflets

    Poster( JapaneseEnglish


    Contact

    The Ph.D. Program in Humanics

    School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA) Office

    Address:

    School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA), the University of Tsukuba

    1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577 JAPAN

    E-mail: Mail: humanics@un.tsukuba.ac.jp

    Phone: +81-29-853-7085

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