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  • Ph.D. Program in Humanics

    11 26, 2018

    NEWS & EVENTS

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

    Event  Briefing session for Ph.D. program in Humanics

    News  Listing of faculty mentors is now available 2018/11/19 (Updated: 2018.12.10)

    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: 2018.12.10)

    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. For detailed information, please refer to the application guidelines.

    ※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

    Applications open

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

    Application Guideline ( JapaneseEnglish)(Updated: 2018.12.10)

    Entrance exam

    January 22 (Tue.), 2019

    Successful applicants announced

    February 13 (Wed.), 2019


    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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