Seminars
ESEducational Seminars
RS/CResearch Seminars/Conferences
TS/CTea Seminars/Contests

1. Educational Seminars

(1) Outline

Students are expected to deepen their knowledge in their fields of specialization through reading of necessary literature, which includes technical papers in the relevant field. Students are able to deepen their knowledge by making presentations on the literature they read and holding questions and answering sessions (in a round-table format). These presentations will be open to other students from other arenas and graduate departments, regardless of the number of years they have been at the Graduate School.

(2) Methods for Implementation of Educational Seminars
  • Frequency: About 12 times within a period of 2 years
  • Timetables: Seminars will be arranged based upon coordination of students' and research advisors' schedules. It will be held for students from multiple arenas as possible.
(3) Methods for Evaluation of Students' Performance

For acquisition of academic credits for "Educational Seminars", students will be required to attend seminars at least 12 times and make at least two presentations during their enrollment in the Master's Program. Research advisors will evaluate students' performance according to evaluation form, and will submit their evaluations to the Dean of Graduate School.
【Reference】 Educational Seminar Evaluation Form (*internal access only)

2. Research Seminars/Conferences

(1) Outline

Students are expected to further advance and deepen their knowledge regarding research methods through discussions of research results made in their fields of specialization. Students will make presentations on the progress of their research and will hold discussions with other students to expand the range of their research. An additional objective of the research seminars and conferences is to nurture global IT specialists by having students make presentations at international conferences. Students are required to attend both research seminars and conferences for completion of the program.

(2) Methods for Implementation of "Research Seminars"
  • Frequency: About 12 times within a period of 2 years
  • Period: All quarters
  • Timetables: Seminars will be arranged based upon coordination of students' and research advisors' schedules. It will be held for students from multiple arenas as possible.
(3) Methods for Evaluation of Students' Performance for "Research Seminars"

For acquisition of academic credits for "Research Seminars/Conferences", students will be required to attend seminars at least 12 times and make at least two presentations during their enrollment in the Master's Program in order to obtain academic credits. Research advisors will evaluate students' performance according to evaluation form, and will submit their evaluations to the Dean of Graduate School.
【Reference】 Research Seminar Evaluation Form (*internal access only)

(4) Methods for Implementation of "Conferences"

At least one paper co-authored by students of the relevant team, or one paper authored by each student, must be submitted for publication in the proceedings of an international conference and presented at an international conference. Alternatively, publication of a refereed paper in an international academic journal without presentation shall be accepted.

(5) Methods for Evaluation of Students' Performance for "Conferences"

For acquisition of academic credits for "Research Seminars/Conferences", students will be required to make at least one presentation at an international conference during their enrollment in the Master's Program. Research advisors will evaluate students' performance according to evaluation form, and will submit their evaluations to the Dean of Graduate School. However, if students are not able to progress to the point of presentation at an international conference, or if screening results of their paper are not made before judgment regarding authorization for them to complete the Program, they may make a presentation on campus to fulfill this requirement. Before making the presentation, three referees must be recommended by the relevant research advisor in the same manner as Master's thesis presentations.
【Reference】 Conference Evaluation Form (*internal access only)

3. Tea Seminars/Contests

(1) Outline

Students are expected to acquire new knowledge through free discussion beyond the scope of regular courses. As for the implementation format, special trigger lectures will be organized, and students will be asked to participate in question and answer sessions regarding the lectures, as well as in making co-presentations, which will be recognized as completion of tea seminar requirements. The trigger lectures will include special lectures held at our University. Invited professors, doctoral or master's students can be providers of such lectures. Students are also expected to participate in various contests for confirmation of their abilities by fully utilizing their knowledge in finding solutions to problems. Both attendance at tea seminars and participation in contests will required for acquisition of academic credits for "Tea Seminars/Contests".

(2) Methods for Implementation of "Tea Seminars"

Students will proactively participate in seminars recommended by their research advisors and other seminars held at the University, etc., and take part in co-presentations and question-and-answer sessions.

(3) Methods for Evaluation of Students' Performance for "Tea Seminars"

For acquisition of academic credits for "Tea Seminars/Contests", students will be required to participate in seminars at least four times and submit reports at least three times during their enrollment in the Master's Program. Research advisors will evaluate students' performance according to evaluation form, and will submit their evaluations to the Dean of Graduate School.
【Reference】 Tea Seminar Evaluation Form (*internal access only)

(4) Methods for Implementation of "Contests"

Students will participate in contests recommended by their research advisors.

(5) Methods for Evaluation of Students' Performance for "Contests"

For acquisition of academic credits for "Tea Seminars/Contests", students will be required to participate in contests at least two times during their enrollment in the Master's Program. Research advisors will evaluate students' performance according to evaluation form, and will submit their evaluations to the Dean of Graduate School.
【Reference】 Contest Evaluation Form (*internal access only)

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