Miyazaki University was founded in 1949 based upon the merging of Miyazaki Advanced Agricultural and Forestry School, Miyazaki Prefectural Normal School for Primary Education, and the Miyazaki Prefectural Advanced Technical School. Miyazaki Medical College was founded in 1974. Miyazaki University and Miyazaki Medical College then merged to form the University of Miyazaki in October 2003. Currently the University of Miyazaki has five faculties: Education and Culture, Medicine, Engineering, Agriculture, and Regional Innovation, six Master’s courses of Graduate School: Education, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, Nursing, Engineering, and Agriculture, and two Doctor’s courses: Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering.
Miyazaki Prefecture is located in southeastern Kyushu, at about the same latitude as Nanjing (China), Lahore (India), and San Diego (USA). Miyazaki City is situated on the coast and has a population about 400,000. The warm currents of the Pacific Ocean give Miyazaki one of the warmest climates in Japan. Winters are mild, and it rarely snows. The city enjoys a sparkling blue sea and bright sunshine. With its warm climate and numerous sports facilities, Miyazaki City is crowded with the spring training camps for professional baseball and football teams from the end of January through February each year.
As we explore the profound truths of nature, inheriting and advancing science, culture, and craft as the fruit of human wisdom, our quest at the University of Miyazaki is to cultivate the talented youth who will deliver the answers to society’s needs and our ever-changing times. It is our mission, as well, to enhance the culture and intellectual life of our region and the welfare of its citizens, in particular by creating interdisciplinary programs in the life sciences that will serve the welfare and prosperity of all humanity, as well as fostering science to preserve the natural environment that is the origin of all life.
The current Graduate School of Engineering consists of three courses; Environmental Systems Course, Energy and Electronics Course, and Mechanical Systems and Informatics Course. The concerned JDS Fellows will enroll in the Energy and Electronics Course, focusing on power and energy in particular.
University of Miyazaki signed an academic exchange agreement with Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) of Myanmar in April 2014; and the Graduate School of Engineering started the Master’s Double Degree Program with University of Computer Study, Yangon, and University of Computer Study, Mandalay in 2015; and will start with University of Technology, Yatanarpon Cyber City and Yangon Technological University in 2016, in which students can obtain two Master Degrees. Importantly, we have a satellite office in Yangon city, which enables for both parties to sustain and further develop our relationship after the training is over.
A Myanmar citizen, Dr. Thi Thi Zin works as a Professor in the Master’s Program and she can provide support and advice for not only academic activities but also general daily activities. Also, Dr. Pyke Tin, who was the former president of University of Computer Studies, Yangon, is currently a Visiting Professor at the Center for International Relations, University of Miyazaki, and he can provide general support and advice for this program.
Finally, since we have already established a close relationship amongst Industry, Government, and Academia, including Miyazaki Industrial Association and Miyazaki Prefecture, the JDS Fellows can advance their knowledge and skills by working with them in this network.
This course consists of lecturers having the research fields in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electrical Materials, and Applied Physics. It aims to develop global scientists and engineers with advanced expertise as well as creativity in order to contribute to the development of the sustainable society. For instance, it promotes academic research activities in the field of low carbon technology and smart energy systems.
Currently, a project called “Effective Use Technology Development Project of Solar Energy at University of Miyazaki for Low Carbon Society” has been undertaken in this course, maximizing the usage of the rich natural environment of Miyazaki with ample sunshine, one of the longest hours of sunshine in Japan. Therefore, the students in this course can participate in such a project and gain knowledge and skills for the cutting-edge technology of renewable energy development.
Our project “Advanced educational program for cultivating professional human resources capable of meeting needs from photo-voltaic industries program (2009-2010)”, with Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s human resource partnership project, was highly rated for its collaborative approach amongst industry, government and academia, which is the first educational program specializing in the photovoltaic power systems. Further, in 2011, we conducted an advanced educational program for cultivating human resources capable of forming photo-voltaic industries” supported by National Federation of Small Business Associations. Since then, the same line of programs have been kept alive by organizing a series of seminars lectured by professionals from all over the country in order to provide students with high quality education.
Advanced Research I (4 credits), Advanced Research II (6 credits)
Research Skills (2 credits), Ethics (2 credits), MOT and Venture Business (2 credits)
The faculty member with a corresponding research field will evaluate an applicant’s research proposal. According to the matching of research field of supervisor and applicants, academic supervisor will be decided tentatively during the period of entrance examination.
Autumn Entrance : October 1st 2017
First (1st) Semester : October 1st 2017 – March 31 2018
Second (2nd) Semester : April 1st 2018 – September 30 2018
Third (3rd) Semester : October 1st 2018 – March 31 2019
Fourth (4th) Semester : April 1st 2019 – September 30 2019
Submitting of Master’s Thesis : The end of July 2019
Final Examination : The beginning of September 2019
Graduation : September 2019
The University of Miyazaki provides accommodation for international students at the International House.
Our university is located in the suburban area of Miyazaki City. Miyazaki City and its surrounding Miyazaki Prefecture have a rich and attractive culture and environment, blessed with abundant nature. We hope you join our International Program for International Students and enjoy our campus life.
For more information on Miyazaki, please visit the following websites:
Miyazaki Convention and Visitors Bureau
Miyazaki City Tourism Association
Miyazaki International Foundation
You are also able to get information about research projects conducted in Faculty of Engineering, University of Miyazaki, by visiting our oversea office that is located in Yangon Information and Communication Technology Training Institute, Hlaing campus, University of Computer Studies, Hlaing, Myanmer.