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The Waseda-NIMS Graduate Program was launched in 2008 as part of the Major in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering program offered by the Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering, Waseda University. This doctoral program is taught by leading researchers from the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) in conjunction with Waseda University professors.

The Waseda-NIMS Graduate Program focuses on research in the fields of new ceramics, inorganic materials, semiconductors, biomaterials, polymer materials, and metallic crystal and brings one of Japan’s highest-caliber research and instruction environments to Waseda University’s Global COE by making available to students state-of-the-art NIMS equipment and the stimulating international research environment of the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), a leading research center. Students enjoy the opportunity to receive advanced, hands-on instruction while dedicating themselves to research activities in a leading Japanese program with an international character and first-rate researchers.



The Waseda-NIMS Graduate Program pairs NIMS researchers with Waseda University instructors, giving each student the opportunity to receive fine-grained research instruction from two instructors. The ability to make use of research facilities and equipment at both Waseda University and NIMS allows students to conduct research of a higher caliber.
Additionally, the program actively seeks international applicants, giving students the opportunity to develop a diverse, international set of values as they lay the groundwork for a global career.

About the Waseda University Faculty of Science and Engineering’s Major in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering
Waseda University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has led the world in its pursuit of “nano”-related research and counts as its own numerous researchers and educators who are active in an instructional capacity in a variety of related fields. The Faculty has put in place an environment that aggressively advances “nanoscience and nanoengineering” in collaboration with industry and other universities against a backdrop of enhancing facilities by forming a Center of Excellence (COE) research center and establishing research facilities. Thanks to its interdisciplinary and open character, this major has not only drawn interest from other departments at Waseda University, but also attracted numerous students from other universities and society at large to participate in its research and educational activities.
In the Waseda-NIMS Graduate Program, NIMS researchers are assigned as instructors to the Major in Nanoscience and Nanoengineering’s three fields (solid-state nanoscience, nanochemistry, and nanoelectronics).