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EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Cross-Fields

Global leaders responsible for the next generation

Education and human
esources development

RESEARCH PROJECT

EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES
DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Cross-Fields

Project Leader

Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University

OIKAWA Katsunari

EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT Cross-Fields

Global leaders responsible for the next generation

Development of highly creative global leaders

By establishing a new doctoral program with strong ties to overseas education institutions and industry-academia collaboration with private companies in the materials science area, we aim to develop internationally minded global leaders full of creativity, able to carry on with science and technology advancement and innovation.

Based on international joint educational alliances, the program will develop doctoral-level talents able to carry out pioneering research. To this end, it will include education and research initiatives across departments, in collaboration with the Functional Materials Wing and Structural Materials Wing as well as interdisciplinary projects, seeking to foster—through materials science—such capabilities as basis knowledge, comprehensive thinking ability, problem discovery and solution ability, and outreach skills.

The Education and Human 
Resources Development 
project concept 

The Education and Human Resources Development project concept
  • The International Joint Graduate Program in Materials Science aims to develop global leaders in the materials science field, who posses high creativity and international capabilities for carrying on with the advancement and innovation of future science and technology.

  • Basic knowledge

    In addition to specialized knowledge of
    materials science and engineering, basic
    related knowledge in general science

  • Comprehensive thinking ability

    The ability to think from an overall
    perspective encompassing a broad range
    of materials science areas including diverse
    raw materials, invention and discovery
    of materials, and materials analysis and
    evaluation technologies

  • Problem discovery and solution ability

    The ability to come up with suitable research
    themes independently and carry out
    research plans

  • Outreach skills

    The capability of adequately communicating
    with others on a global stage by expressing,
    arguing and exchanging views, and by
    communicating research results to the public

  • Pioneering research capability

    The capability of applying the above
    learned skills to play a leading role in
    international research projects