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Joint Graduate School in Intelligent Car, Robotics & AI

This is a joint program of three graduate schools at Kitakyushu Science and Research Park together with the Kyutech Graduate School of Engineering and Graduate School of Computer Science & Systems Engineering, for the development of top-level specialized professionals in the automobile, robotics and AI industries by educating and training students from a wide range of mechanical, control, information, and electronic fields.
Approximately twenty master degree candidates are to be selected for enrollment in this program at the beginning of the academic year, together with a small number of doctoral degree candidates. Studies performed in this program are additional to those of the regular graduate schools and departments. Students in this program earn a designated number of credit units for completed subjects, including elective compulsory subjects (Introduction to AI & Robotics, Automobile Engineering, and AI seminar). A comprehensive practicum is also selected.  For further information, visit our website at https://jgs.kyutech.ac.jp/english/.

Program for Research and Education leading to International Awareness

This program continues and expands the “Training Program for Educating Globally Aware Researchers” adopted in conjunction with the “Program for Enhancing Systematic Education in Graduate Schools” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology (MEXT) (2007 to 2009).
The principal aim of this program is to, from a global perspective, foster researchers and engineers with the ability to understand other cultures and communicate in English along with a surpassing capability to conduct specialized research.
Master’s and doctoral degree students who apply and are selected for participation in this program receive practical English instruction from foreign faculty members and perform short-term study overseas at universities that have student exchange agreements and other universities decided by mutual agreements between the student and his/her supervisor.
The students who participate develop enhanced language competence and become active in presenting papers and entering discussions at international conferences and meetings.
For further information, visit our website at www.lsse.kyutech.ac.jp/gap/en/.

Cross-disciplinary External Study – The Degeiko System

Development in the ever growing and emerging fields of research in the life science and systems engineering fields requires cross-disciplinary study and merging of knowledge spanning many fields. Our program of outside sojourns, known as the Degeiko system, provides the opportunity for students to proactively enter the laboratories of other institutions and pursue education and training for research in different fields. As members of these laboratories, students can efficiently gain experimental know-how and cutting-edge skills not generally found in textbooks and utilize them in developing their own master’s and doctoral theses. The Degeiko system studies are recognized as credit units in elective subject criteria of both master’s and doctoral studies. Our graduate school pioneered in its advocacy and implementation of this system beginning in 2006, and it has led to the adoption of similar systems by universities throughout Japan.
For further information, visit our website at www.brain.kyutech.ac.jp/gp06/english/.

Advanced Assistive Robotics (Global AAR) Course

This course is an international course operated by our institute since 2015, and consists of Japanese and international students in the Department of Human Intelligence and Systems Engineering (masters course) and the Department of Life Science and Systems Engineering. We have accepted students from diverse fields such as integrated circuits, control, sensing, nanosystems, artificial intelligence, LOT systems, behavioral science, and neuroscience.
The course is designed to accommodate international students by using English as the language for slide presentations and Q&A sessions. Besides, the course provides opportunities for English presentation and communication training through journal clubs where students read and understand the latest papers, AAR seminars with top-notch lecturers, and the practicum in Robot Operating System.
For further information, visit our website at www.brain.kyutech.ac.jp/global_aar/.