GP-Chem International Joint Graduate Program in Integrated ChemistryInternational Joint Graduate Program
in Integrated Chemistry

Course Outline

The International Joint Graduate Program in Integrated Chemistry provides an integrated education for the first and second halves of the doctoral program.
In order to realize international education in the field of chemistry, the following subjects should be taken in the first half of this educational program (master’s course) in addition to the subjects normally taken in each major:

  • Advanced Chemistry International I
    Lecture in English on the basics and applications of chemistry.
  • Advanced Chemistry Practice I
    Assistance with the planning and management of, and participation in international summer schools and symposiums sponsored and co-sponsored by the GP-Chem.
  • Advanced Chemistry Special Training I
    Short-term overseas training such as inspection of destinations for the long-term overseas training conducted in the latter half of the doctoral program, preparation for such training, and participation in short-term courses conducted at partner universities.
  • Practical English Presentation I
    Acquisition of presentation and communication skills in English.

In the second half of the doctoral program (doctor’s course), the following subjects will be taken in addition to the subjects normally taken in each major.

  • Advanced Chemistry International II:
    Lectures from fundamentals to applications in advanced fields of chemistry by invited faculty members from partner universities
  • Advanced Chemistry Practice II
    Planning and management of international summer schools and symposiums sponsored and co-sponsored by this program, as well as presentation at those events.
  • Advanced Chemistry Special Training II
    Overseas training for 6 months or more under the guidance of an academic advisor at an overseas university or research institution in cooperation with GP-Chem.
  • Practical English Presentation Ⅱ
    Acquisition and application of presentation and communication skills in English.

In this educational program GP-Chem, the following three-stage ability test, namely the Qualification Examination (QE), will be conducted separately from the degree examination at each stage of advancement.

QE1 : Examination for advancement from the 1st year to the 2nd year of the master’s course.

  • Presentation on the master’s thesis theme.
  • Confirmation of intention to advance to the second half of the doctoral program and questions on progress in the research program.

QE2 : Examination for completion of the first two years (the first half) of the doctoral program.

  • Confirmation of the completion requirements set by the affiliated graduate school.
  • Master’s thesis examination
  • Presentation on the doctoral research plan (in English) and questions on the current research progress.

QE3 : Examination for completion of the second half of the doctoral program.

  • Confirmation of the completion requirements set by the affiliated graduate school.
  • Examination on the content of the dissertation in English by faculty members of overseas universities in addition to academic supervisors.

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