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2016.04.26
Briefing Session for Prospective Applicants for MERIT Course (FY2016 intake)
2016.03.28
Certificate of MERIT program completion was given to 26 students. Among them, four students received "MERIT Award" in recognition of excellent achievement in the MERIT program.
2016.02.15
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science II : FY2016 Summer Course
2016.02.05
Applying for FY2016 Practical Research Training (Self-directed Joint Research, Long-term Overseas Dispatch, Corporate Internship) and MERIT Errantry
2015.12.02
Opening of MERIT Course Applications (October 2015 Intake Master’s Course Students)
2015.04.30
FY2015 MERIT Special Lectures: Schedule
2015.04.22
Briefing Session for Prospective Applicants for MERIT Course (FY2015 intake)
2015.03.12
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I : FY2015 Summer Course
2015.01.28
Applying for FY2015 Practical Research Training (Self-directed Joint Research, Long-term Overseas Dispatch, Corporate Internship) and MERIT Errantry
2014.12.01
Opening of MERIT Course Applications (October 2014 Intake Master’s Course Students)
2014.11.27
Applying for FY2014 MERIT Errantry (Additional Applications)
2014.09.17
Applying for FY2014 Long-Term Overseas Dispatch, Corporate Internships:Outside Japan (2nd Additional Applications)
2014.08.29
Results of FY2014 MERIT Course Applications Announced
2014.08.25
Briefing Session for FY2014 Course Entrants
2014.08.06
Applying for FY2014 MERIT Errantry
2014.05.29
Applying for FY2014 Long-Term Overseas Dispatch, Corporate Internships:Outside Japan (Additional Applications)
2014.05.23
Opening of MERIT Course Applications (April 2014 Intake Master’s Course Students)
2014.04.24
Briefing Session for Prospective Applicants for MERIT Course (FY2014 intake)
2014.01.24
Applying for FY2014 Practical Research Training (self-directed joint research, long-term overseas dispatch, corporate internships)
2013.12.10
Opening of MERIT Course Applications (Oct. 2013 Intake Master’s Course Students)
2013.09.05
Applying for FY2013 MERIT Errantry
2013.09.02
Results of FY2013 MERIT Course Applications Announced
2013.08.21
Briefing Session for FY2013 Course Entrants
2013.05.07
Applying for Practical Research Training (self-directed integrated research, long-term overseas dispatch, corporate internships)
2013.05.07
Briefing Session for Prospective Applicants for MERIT Course (FY2013 intake)
2013.04.01
Briefing Session on MERIT Colloquium 2
2013.03.27
FY2013 MERIT Special Lectures: Schedule
2013.03.25
MERIT Special Lecture: Announcement
2013.02.20
Announcement on Global Focus on Materials Science I: FY2013 Summer Course
2012.12.11
Briefing Session for Course Entrants
2012.11.20
Results of FY2012 MERIT Course Applications Announced
2012.10.23
Briefing Session for Course Applicants (Tuesday, October 23, 2012)
2012.10.23
Opening of FY2012 MERIT Course Applications

Outline

This program has been selected to be a Program for Leading Graduate Schools, an initiative launched in 2011 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan. The principal objective of this initiative is to shape outstanding students into leaders with holistic perspectives and strong creative skills who are able to work in leadership roles in industrial, academic, and governmental sectors throughout the world. To achieve this, the program works to enable the reform of graduate-level education in Japan through the establishment and development of degree programs that offer educational and research environments of internationally recognizable standards; these programs are designed to create continuity between master’s and doctoral programs as well as to bring together industrial, academic, and governmental fields.

The Materials Education Program for the Future Leaders in Research, Industry, and Technology is a graduate program at The University of Tokyo operated through collaboration among a number of departments: Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering and Information Systems, Materials Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Chemical System Engineering, and Chemistry and Biotechnology at the Graduate School of Engineering; Physics and Chemistry at the Graduate School of Science; and Advanced Materials Science at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. The Program has been designed to produce doctoral graduates capable of making significant contributions to the sustainable development of society. Program graduates will have strong expertise rooted in their experience of advanced materials science research, and will be able to adopt a holistic approach and flexibility in working across disciplines. They will also have the capacity to apply their knowledge creatively and constructively, and demonstrate breadth of perspective and an appropriately ethical stance.

Students graduating from the Materials Education Program for the Future Leaders in Research, Industry, and Technology will have built advanced expertise and the ability to adopt a globally attuned perspective that allows them to consider a broad range of science and technology, based on a solid platform of integrated materials science. These graduates will be in an ideal position to take the lead in resolving issues faced by human society by driving open innovation in industrial, academic, and governmental fields.