Kumamoto University (KU) is a national university located in the city of Kumamoto in Kyushu, the southern-most main island of Japan. Kumamoto City is the third largest city in Kyushu, having a population of approximately 730,000, known for its abundance of trees and greenery.
Kumamoto University is one of Japan's oldest and most prestigious national universities. Currently, we are home to 10,000 students, including 400 international students, and the University is dedicated to providing a world-class education and research experience to students from all over the world.
Graduate School of Science and Technology (GSST), Kumamoto University aims to foster people with leadership and the ability to solve various problems presented by the rapidly changing society with a flexible approach from scientific and technological points of view. In order to achieve this goal, we offer the Master’s Course in which students receive more specialized education and the Doctoral Course in which students learn from leading-edge, interdisciplinary, and comprehensive education and research. Through these two integrated Courses we provide students with a comprehensive background in multiple specialized fields as to be able to conduct interdisciplinary work.
We also aim to foster people with broader views, creativity, and leadership by promoting collaboration with leading research institutions, so that we are able to supply talented people to the local community to contribute to its development. Furthermore, we aim to make the Graduate School more open to the local and global communities by providing more educational opportunities to adult and international students.
JDS Fellows will be accepted in International Joint Education Program for Science and Technology (IJEP), in which lectures and research instructions are in English. IJEP was opened so as to serve the mission of GSST, which aims to become an internationally competitive educational and research institution by providing comprehensive education and research in an open and interdisciplinary environment.
In this program master students are required to take 35 credits for completion. Four credits must be obtained from "Current Science and Technology in Japan" and "English for Science and Technology", mandatory classes for IJEP, and the remaining 31credits are taken according to the requirements of their department. Intensive lectures on various topics in English offered in Global Joint Education Center for Science and Technology (GJEC) by professors invited from overseas universities are also available for the students and can be counted for credit requirements.
In the Master’s course of IJEP, students are required to obtain 35credits including the two required classes for IJEP students and to complete dissertation.
Graduate School of Science and Technology (2years)
【Computer Science and Electrical Engineering】
Department of Frontier Technology for Energy and Devices
The field of electrical energy and electronic devices includes the most fundamental and key technologies to support our society and its infrastructures, for example, through the efficient utilization of electric energy, the development of renewable energy resources, the development of innovative materials and electronic devices, and so on. In the division, both research and education are performed on Electric Power Systems, Electric Energy Conversion, Industrial Applications of Power Electronics, Environment Oriented Devices and Systems, Superconducting Devices, ULSI Technology, and Nano-Structure Technology.
|Advanced Science and Technology in Japan I||2|
|Seminar on Special Projects I||2|
|Presentation Award I||1|
|Internship Program I||2|
|Current Science and Technology in Japan I||2||Fall|
|English for Science and Technology||2||Spring|
*1．Required classes for IJEP(Only students who belong IJEP can take this classes)
|Applied Digital Information Theory||2||Fall||Akio TSUNEDA|
|Advanced Computer Security||2||Fall||Yasuo MUSASHI|
|Advanced Power System Engineering II||2||Fall||Hajime MIYAUCHI|
|Multi-dimensional Signal Processing||2||Fall||Tsuyoshi USAGAWA|
|Non-destructive Testing Engineering||2||Spring||Makiko KOBAYASHI|
|Bioinformation Engineering||2||Spring||Tomohiko IGASAKI|
|Computer-Aided Education System||2||Spring||Hiroshi NAKANO|
|Computer Algorithm I||2||Spring||Masayoshi ARITSUGI|
|Advanced Digital Signal Processing II||2||Spring||Kohichi OGATA|
|Advanced Technology of Power Electronics||2||Spring||Takashi SAKUGAWA|
|Network-Based Education||2||Fall||Takayuki NAGAI|
|Advanced Wireless Telecommunication Engineering||2||Fall||Takeshi FUKUSAKO|
|Advanced Lectures on Optical Measurement Engineering||2||Fall||Fumiaki MITSUGI|
|Advanced Electric Power Frontier Ⅱ||2||Intensive|
|Special Seminar on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering I||2||All year|
|Special Seminar on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering II||2||All year|
|Special Research on Computer Science and Electrical Engineering||4||Intensive|
|Project Seminar||Department & Fields|
|Seminar on Special Project: Creative and Evolvable Research of Flexible Computing||Computer Science and Communication Engineering||Computer Science and Electrical Engineering|
|Seminar on Frontier Technology for Energy and Ecology||Frontier Technology for Energy and Devices|
|NaPFA(Nano-Pico-Femt-Atto-) scales production under newly developed manufacturing sciences||Frontier Technology for Energy and Devices|
|Creative Research and Development for Smart System Integration||Human and Environmental Informatics|
We will find a suitable supervisor for JDS Fellows through director of division of special program (IJEP), before their admission.
|Professor||Associate Professor||Assistant Professor|
|Department: Frontier Technology for Energy and Devices|
|Yusui NAKAMURA *||Hajime MIYAUCHI *||Tetsuro SUEYOSHI|
|Takanori FUJIYOSHI *||Makiko KOBAYASHI *|
|Douyan WANG *|
|Human and Environmental Informatics|
|Nobutomo MATSUNAGA*||Hiroshi OKAJIMA*|
|Department: New Frontier Sciences|
|Tomoaki IKEGAMI*||Takao NAMIHIRA*|
* These professors can accept JDS Fellows.
1st October,2016: Entrance Ceremony
October 2016 – March 2017: Fall Semester
April 2017 – September 2017: Spring Semester
October 2017 – March 2018: Fall Semester
April 2018 – September 2018: Spring Semester
25th September, 2018: Graduation Ceremony
International House, the dormitory for international students and foreign researchers is located about 1.5km east of the Main Campus. A total of 232 rooms are available for international students and researchers. Rooms are fully furnished with furniture and even have small kitchens for making meals
The University Library provides information resources and services to support the university’s educational and research activities.
Central Library: Monday to Friday 8:40a.m-10:00p.m, Saturday and Sunday 12:00p.m – 6:00 p.m.
In GSST we aim to foster students who can work internationally with specialized knowledge and skills in science and technology. We have more than 150 international students from various countries, and most of them are studying in IJEP. As we consider diversity on campus is a very important factor to promote better education and research, we are very happy to welcome students from abroad.