The researchers of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) teaching at the Joint Graduate School are assigned as the professors at the Kyushu University, so the students are able to pursue a doctoral degree while participating in research activities in state-of-the-art research facilities. The ability to make use of research equipment and facilities at NIMS and Kyushu University allows students to conduct a higher caliber of research.
Additionally, the program actively accepts international students so that students can lay the groundwork for a successful career on the global stage by developing an international outlook and the ability to communicate effectively.
One of the required courses for graduation, Research Proposal, aims to enhance planning ability for research proposal. The students choose a topic which is not your own research in chemistry or materials science field to make a research proposal. The scientific validity of the plan is required to be interdisciplinary assessed, investigating the past research results and theories. Interdisciplinary university faculty members are engaged in providing meticulous instructions.
Student Seminar is part of the curriculum, all students and faculty members in the program attend. It is designed for the students to discuss their research results with other researchers and develop their presentation skills in English. It also aims to promote more comprehensive understanding of the research performed at NIMS. Each presentation at the seminar is evaluated by all faculty members.