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J-GLOBAL ID:200905023267172130   Organization code:0484000000 Update date: Jan. 21, 2020

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

総合研究大学院大学, ソウゴウケンキュウダイガクインダイガク
Representive : President, KODAIRA Keiichi
Establishment year: 1988
Address: Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa 240-0193 Japan
Telephone number: +81-46-858-1500
FAX number: +81-46-858-1541
Organization/Research department name (7):
  • School of Cultural and Social Studies
  • School of Physical Sciences
  • School of High Energy Accelerator Science
  • School of Multidisciplinary Sciences
  • School of Life Science
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Subordinate facility name  (1):
  • University Library
History (32):
  • 1982/06
    An informal committee of the directors general of international university research institutes issues an appeal for the introduction of postgraduate courses in the institutes.
  • 1986/04
    An informal committee of the directors general of international university research institutes produces a summary of the basic concepts of a postgraduate school for advanced studies based on the results of an investigation by a working group set up to investigate issues related to postgraduate schools. An Office and Committee for the Investigation of the Preparation of the Establishment of a Postgraduate School for Advanced Studies are established at Okazaki National Research Institutes.
  • 1987/03
    The Committee for the Investigation of the Preparation of the Establishment of a Postgraduate School for Advanced Studies produces a summary of the basic concepts of a postgraduate school for advanced studies.
  • 1987/05
    An Office and a Committee for Preparation of the Establishment of a Postgraduate School for Advanced Studies are established at Okazaki National Research Institutes.
  • 1987/07
    The Committee for Preparation of the Establishment of a Postgraduate School for Advanced Studies produces an interim summary on the preparation of the establishment of a tentatively named Graduate University for Advanced Studies.
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Purpose of establishment:
In recent years, there has been a strong demand for the
promotion of original and international research and the
opening up of advanced scientific fields that transcend
the boundaries of existing scientific disciplines.
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, the first
of its kind in Japan, was established to cultivate
researchers capable of responding to such demands.
It offers the advantage of enabling students to carry out
research in the most advanced research environment of
inter-university research institutes, which operate under
the auspices of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports,
Science and Technology (MEXT). These institutes conduct
advanced research in a variety of fields, and play a
central role in the promotion of joint research.
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies was
established to foster creative international researchers
with wide-ranging vision who are capable of leading the
latest trends in research.
The University will promote original and international
research and open up new scientific fields that transcend
the boundaries of existing scientific disciplines.
Business overview:
The Graduate University offering only doctoral courses
■The five year and the three year Ph.D. courses(School of Life Science)
■The three year Ph.D. course (All schools except the School of Life Science)
■Several supervisors for each student
■Small number of high caliber, highly focused students

Research and Education at the Hayama campus and the
Inter-University Research Institutes
■Leading-edge scholars
■Unique environment that offers opportunities to exchange academic ideas
with scholars from different fields
■Bridge to the future: Cultivating new academic fields

International research activities
■Research facilities open to researchers from all over the world
■Base for academic exchange among leading-edge scholars, technicians and
researchers
■Broad view and ability to think with flexibility
■Acquiring fundamental knowledge in the global standard

Research activities using the high-technical facilities and
■Access to highly valuable and rare articles and materials in the world
■Access to comprehensive databases and archives
■Access to the high energy accelerator, telescope systems, space
observation systems and scientific satellites
■Access to the plasma simulation system and the artic environment research
center


Sokendai is affiliated with 18 of the Inter-University Research Institutes,
referred to in Japanese as “Kiban Kikan”, sixteen of inter-university
research institutes and two of Independent government corporations,
the National Institute of Multimedia Education, and the Japan Aerospace
Exploration Agency of the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science.
Sokendai offers a‘dispersed’ and ‘integrated’ research and education system.
The dispersed system means the research and education system which is carried
out at each IURI individually, and then integrated in close corroboration
among IURIs and the headquarters of Sokendai, or directly between IURIs.
Budget:
  • 2006: \ 2,207 (Million)
Branch Organization  (30):

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