Dissertation Abstracts and Summaries of the Dissertation Review Results

※Regarding the Dissertations after the Autumn Completion in 2014, please access to "University of Aizu Academic Repository".

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Doctoral Dissertation Review Procedure (2018 Autumn)

1. Determination of doctoral dissertation titles
  • Students consult with their research advisors or sub research advisors to determine dissertation titles.
2. Submission of Dissertation titles and establishment of the Dissertation Review Committee
  • Submission period ─── by Monday, February 26, 2018
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (by way of the Student Affairs Division)
  • Doctoral Dissertation titles
  • Doctoral Dissertation Review Committee
    • Members ─── one chief referee, and at least three co-referees
    • The chief referee must be a Doctoral "Maru Go" faculty member.
    • At least two referees must be Doctoral "Maru Go" faculty members.
    • Recommendation of Candidates for a Doctoral Dissertation Review Committee PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
*
Students must confirm with their chief referees regarding their doctoral dissertation review committee members.
3. Submission of the documents for the Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • Submission period ─── by Friday, April 20, 2018
  • Number of copies to be submitted ─── one to each referee (a copy), and one to the Student Affairs Division (an original copy)
  • Documents to be submitted
    1. Request for Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
    2. Dissertation abstract (Encouraged to submit abstract in Japanese as well.)
    3. List of publications
    4. Curriculum Vitae
    5. Copies of publications
    6. Finished dissertation
      * The dissertation shall be written in English. The number of pages is not specified.
    7. Copy of progress report
    8. Record on a Change of a Doctoral Dissertation Title PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
      * This shall be submitted only in case of a change of the title made. A change of the title thereafter is not permitted. However, permission to make minor change shall be given by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
    9. Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic files of item 1 to 8 in PDF format to the designated directory,
      /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/ and store the electronic files in the directory of your ID.
      ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/d8xxxxxxPRE.pdf
4. Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • The chief referee and co-referees must be present at the preliminary review.
  • Period of the preliminary review ─── Monday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
  • Style of the preliminary review
    • Oral presentation of about one hour, followed by an oral examination of about one hour per student
    • Presentations must be done by students in English.
  • Review items
    • Research progress (Copy of progress report)
    • Submission of academic papers (Students are required to submit one or more papers to major academic journals based on the achievements during the enrollment in the Doctoral Program. Students must be the primary contributor to the paper(s).)
    • Basic scholastic aptitude
    • English language competency
5. Judgment regarding the Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • In order to pass the preliminary review, two-thirds or more of the Dissertation Review Committee members must approve.
    Pass
    • The student is allowed to prepare for the final review.
    • Problems to be solved by the time of the final review and items pointed out must be clearly shown to the successful student.
    Fail
    • The student is not allowed to prepare for the final review.
    • Advice on the research thereafter must be clearly given to the student.
    • The student who has failed is allowed to have another preliminary review done six months later according to the dissertation review schedule.
  • Dissertation Review Committees shall report in writing on the review results including matters pointed out, an expected date of final review to the Dean of the Graduate School. (by Friday, April 27, 2018)
  • Report on Results Regarding Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
  • The review results are to be deliberated and authorized by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
  • The review results are to be notified to students by way of chief referees.
6. Submission of the documents for the Doctoral Dissertation Final Review
  • Submission period ─── by Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Number of copies to be submitted ─── one to each referee (a copy), and one to the Student Affairs Division (an original copy)
  • Documents to be submitted
    1. Request for Doctoral Dissertation Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
    2. Dissertation abstract (Encouraged to submit Japanese abstract as well.)
    3. List of publications
    4. Written reply regarding the issues pointed out at the preliminary review
    5. Final draft of the doctoral dissertation
      * The final draft shall be English. The number of pages is not specified)
    6. Other materials, etc.
    7. Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic files of item 1 to 6 in PDF format to the designated directory,
      /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/ and store the electronic files in the directory of your ID.
      ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/d8xxxxxxFIN.pdf
7. Doctoral Dissertation Final Review
  • The chief referee and co-referees must be present at the final review.
  • Period for the final review ─── Monday, June 18 - Wednsday, June 20, 2018
  • Style of the final review
    • Oral presentation of about one hour, followed by an oral examination of about one hour per student
    • Presentations must be done in English.
  • Review items
    • Details of the dissertation
    • Whether the student has (a) paper(s) accepted by (an) academic journal(s) or not
      (Students must satisfy either one of the requirements below for conferment of a doctoral degree: ① the student has two or more papers accepted by academic journals prior to the final dissertation review, at least one of which must have been accepted by a journal which is recognized as a major journal, or ② the student has one paper accepted by a major journal, and has at least 2 examined papers which have been published in proceedings of major international conferences, of which content differ from the journal paper. In both cases, the paper which has been accepted by a major journal must contain the main part of the doctoral dissertation. The papers must be those to which the student is the primary contributor.)
    • Response to the items pointed out at the preliminary dissertation review
8. Judgment regarding the Doctoral Dissertation Final Review
  • In order to pass a dissertation review, two-thirds or more of the Dissertation Review Committee members must approve.
    Pass
    • In the case that the student's dissertation requires some modification, document indicating items to be modified must be prepared.
    Fail
    • The items pointed out must be clearly shown to the student.
    • Students who failed can undergo a dissertation review again six months later without undergoing another preliminary review according to the dissertaton review schedule.
  • Dissertation Review Committees shall submit a report on review results to the Dean of the Graduate School (by Friday, June 22, 2018)
  • Report on Results Regarding the Final Doctoral Dissertation Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
  • The final review results are to be deliberated on and authorized by the Graduate School Faculty Assembly, conditional to agreement by at least two thirds of the members in attendance at the Graduate School Faculty Assembly meeting satisfying the quorum of two-thirds of all members.
  • The chief referees of the Dissertation Review Committees shall notify relevant students of review results.
9. Submission of finalized Dissertations and their abstracts
  • Submission deadline ─── by Friday, August 24, 2018
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (Student Affairs Division) through the chief referee
  • Style of the dissertation abstract ─── The dissertation abstract shall be written in English. A Japanese version must also be prepared to be handed out at the opening of the presentation session. Each version of the abstract must not exceed four A-4 size pages
  • Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic file of the final manuscript in PDF format to the designated directory,
    /home/committee/aac/DDissertation2018-Sep/ and store it in the directory of your ID.
    ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation2018-Sep/d8xxxxxx/ooooo.pdf
  • Those who are unable to submit finalized Dissertations are required to postpone conferment of the academic degree accordingly.
10. Submission of the Abstracts of the Results Regarding the Final Doctoral Dissertation Review
  • Submission deadline ─── by Friday, August 24, 2018
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (Student Affairs Division) through the chief referee
11. Submission of Consent to Use of Academic Paper / Repository Registration Request Form
    • Submission deadline ─── by Friday, August 24, 2018
    • To whom to submit ─── The Director of the Information Systems and Technology Center of the University of Aizu (It will be submitted to the University Library from the Student Affairs Division)
    • Refer to "Registration of doctoral dissertations" on

University of Aizu Academic Repository(Internal Access Only)

    and submit the "Consent to Use of Academic Paper / Repository Registration Request Form (For Doctoral Dissertations)(Form2)"
12. Submission of the Application Form for the Academic Degree
    • Submission deadline ─── by Friday, August 24, 2018
    • To whom to submit ─── The University President (Student Affairs Division)
    • Application Form for the Academic Degree

PDF (*internal access only)

      /

Word (*internal access only)

      • Deliberation on Conferment of Academic Degrees
        • -Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
          -Graduate School Faculty Assembly
13. Dissertation Presentation
  • Submission of the materials for the presentation ─── Friday, August 31, 2018
  • Dissertation presentation date ─── Thursday, September 6, 2018
  • The presentation meeting is open not only to those related to the University of Aizu, but also to the general public.

Doctoral Dissertation Review Procedure (2018 Spring)

1. Determination of doctoral dissertation titles
  • Students consult with their research advisors or sub research advisors to determine Dissertation titles.
2. Submission of dissertation titles and establishment of the Dissertation Review Committee
  • Submission period ─── by Monday, August 21, 2017
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (by way of the Student Affairs Division)
  • Doctoral Dissertation titles
  • Doctoral Dissertation Review Committee
    • Members ─── one chief referee, and at least three co-referees
    • The chief referee must be a Doctoral "Maru Go" faculty member.
    • At least two referees must be Doctoral "Maru Go" faculty members.
    • Recommendation of Candidates for a Doctoral Dissertation Review Committee PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
*
Students must confirm with their chief referees regarding their doctoral dissertation review committee members.
3. Submission of the documents for the Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • Submission period ─── by Monday, October 23, 2017
  • Number of copies to be submitted ───one to each referee (a copy), and one to the Student Affairs Division (an original copy)
  • Documents to be submitted
    1. Request for Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
    2. Dissertation abstract (Encouraged to submit abstract in Japanese as well.)
    3. Curriculum Vitae
    4. List of publications
    5. Copies of publications
    6. Finished dissertation
      * The dissertation shall be written in English. The number of pages is not specified.
    7. Copy of progress report
    8. Record on a Change of a Doctoral Dissertation Title PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
      * This shall be submitted only in case of a change of the title made. A change of the title thereafter is not permitted. However, permission to make minor change shall be given by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee.
    9. Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic files of item 1 to 8 in PDF format to the designated directory,
      /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/ and store the electronic files in the directory of your ID.
      ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/d8xxxxxxPRE.pdf
4. Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • The chief referee and co-referees must be present at the preliminary review.
  • Period of the preliminary review ─── Monday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Style of the preliminary review
    • Oral presentation of about one hour, followed by an oral examination of about one hour per student
    • Presentations must be done by students in English.
  • Review items
    • Research progress (Copy of progress report)
    • Submission of academic papers (Students are required to submit one or more papers to major academic journals based on the achievements during the enrollment in the Doctoral Program. Students must be the primary contributor to the paper(s).)
    • Basic scholastic aptitude
    • English language competency
5. Judgment regarding the Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review
  • In order to pass the preliminary review, two-thirds or more of the Dissertation Review Committee members must approve.
    Pass
    • The student is allowed to prepare for the final review.
    • Problems to be solved by the time of the final review and items pointed out must be clearly shown to the successful student.
    Fail
    • The student is not allowed to prepare for the final review.
    • Advice on the research thereafter must be clearly given to the student.
    • The student who has failed is allowed to have another preliminary review done six months later according to the dissertation review schedule.
  • Dissertation Review Committees shall report in writing on the review results including matters pointed out, an expected date of final review to the Dean of the Graduate School. (by Monday, November 6, 2017
  • Report on Results Regarding Doctoral Dissertation Preliminary Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
  • The review results are to be deliberated and authorized by the Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
  • The review results are to be notified to students by way of chief referees.
6. Submission of the documents for the Doctoral Dissertation Final Review
  • Submission period ─── by Friday, January 5, 2018
  • Number of copies to be submitted ─── one to each referee (a copy), and one to the Student Affairs Division (an original copy)
  • Documents to be submitted
    1. Request for Doctoral Dissertation Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
    2. Dissertation abstract (Encouraged to submit Japanese abstract as well.)
    3. List of publications
    4. Written reply regarding the issues pointed out at the preliminary review
    5. Final draft of the doctoral dissertation
      * The final draft shall be English. The number of pages is not specified
    6. Other materials, etc.
    7. Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic files of item 1 to 6 in PDF format to the designated directory,
      /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/ and store the electronic files in the directory of your ID.
      ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation-Review/d8xxxxxxFIN.pdf
7. Doctoral Dissertation Final Review
  • The chief referee and co-referees must be present at the final review.
  • Period for the final review ─── Tuesday, January 9 - Thursday, January 11, 2018
  • Style of the final review
    • Oral presentation of about one hour, followed by an oral examination of about one hour per student
    • Presentations must be done in English.
  • Review items
    • Details of the Dissertation
    • Whether the student has (a) paper(s) accepted by (an) academic journal(s) or not (Students must satisfy either one of the requirements below for conferment of a doctoral degree:① the student has two or more papers accepted by academic journals prior to the final dissertation review, at least one of which must have been accepted by a journal which is recognized as a major journal, or ② the student has one paper accepted by a major journal, and has at least 2 examined papers which have been published in proceedings of major international conferences, of which content differ from the journal paper. In both cases, the paper which has been accepted by a major journal must contain the main part of the doctoral dissertation. The papers must be those to which the student is the primary contributor.)
    • Response to the items pointed out at the preliminary dissertation review
8. Judgment regarding the Doctoral DissertationFinal Review
  • In order to pass a dissertation review, two-thirds or more of the Dissertation Review Committee members must approve.
    Pass
    • In the case that the student's dissertation requires some modification, document indicating items to be modified must be prepared.
    Fail
    • The items pointed out must be clearly shown to the student.
    • Students who failed can undergo a dissertation review again six months later without undergoing another preliminary review according to the dissertaton review schedule.
  • The Doctoral Dissertation Review Committee reports to the Dean of the Graduate School (Student Affairs Division), in writing, of review results including points advised by referees. (by Friday, January 19, 2018)
  • Report on Results Regarding the Final Doctoral Dissertation Review PDF (*internal access only) / Word (*internal access only)
  • The final review results are to be deliberated on and authorized by the Graduate School Faculty Assembly, conditional to agreement by at least two thirds of the members in attendance at the Graduate School Faculty Assembly meeting satisfying the quorum of two-thirds of all members.
  • The chief referees of the Dissertation Review Committees shall notify relevant students of review results.
9. Submission of finalized Dissertations and their abstracts
  • Submission deadline ─── by Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (Student Affairs Division) through the chief referee
  • Style of the dissertation abstract ─── The dissertation abstract shall be written in English. A Japanese version must also be prepared to be handed out at the opening of the presentation session. Each version of the abstract must not exceed four A-4 size pages
  • Submission of an electronic version of the file ─── copy the electronic file of the final manuscript in PDF format to the designated directory,
    /home/committee/aac/DDissertation2018-Mar/ and store it in the directory of your ID.
    ⇒ /home/committee/aac/DDissertation2018-Mar/d8xxxxxx/ooooo.pdf
  • Those who are unable to submit finalized Dissertations are required to postpone conferment of the academic degree accordingly.
10. Submission of the Abstracts of the Results Regarding the Final Doctoral Dissertation Review
  • Submission deadline ─── by Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • To whom to submit ─── the Dean of the Graduate School (Student Affairs Division) through the chief referee
11. Submission of Consent to Use of Academic Paper / Repository Registration Request Form
    • Submission deadline ─── by Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • To whom to submit ─── The Director of the Information Systems and Technology Center of the University of Aizu (Student Affairs Division submit to the University Library)
    • Refer to "Registration of doctoral dissertations" on

University of Aizu Academic Repository(Internal Access Only)

    and submit the "Consent to Use of Academic Paper / Repository Registration Request Form (For Doctoral Dissertations)(Form2)"
12. Submission of the Application Form for the Academic Degree
    • Submission deadline ─── by Thursday, February 22, 2018
    • To whom to submit ─── The University President (Student Affairs Division)
    • Application Form for the Academic Degree

PDF (*internal access only)

      /

Word (*internal access only)

    • Deliberation on Conferment of Academic Degrees
    • -Graduate School Academic Affairs Committee
      -Graduate School Faculty Assembly
13. Dissertation Presentation
  • Submission of the materials for the presentation ─── Tuesday, March 6, 2018
  • Dissertation presentation date ─── Friday, March 9, 2018
  • The presentation meeting is open not only to those related to the University of Aizu, but also to the general public.

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