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Interdisciplinary research supported by diverse academic fields and people

The predecessor of the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences (IGSES), the Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences Research Course, was established in 1979 as the nation’s first independent graduate school from undergraduate schools for the interdisciplinary research and education in science and engineering.

The current IGSES consists of 5 departments and plays an important role of advanced research and education in the three main fields, namely, material, energy and environment with the cooperation of Institutes for Materials Chemistry and Engineering (IMCE) as well as Research Institute for Applied Mechanics (RIAM).

During the past 26 years, IGSES has educated excellent students from various undergraduate schools, universities of all over the world, and achieved remarkable academic success through their interdisciplinary research activities. We are convinced that the diversity of students and faculty in terms of research areas as well as nationality in IGSES is an important resource and driving force to contribute the realization of sustainable development and economic prosperity based on the science and technology.

Various leading education program for internationals students

IGSES has intensively accepted international students since its establishment compared to the other many graduate schools of Kyushu University.

In the recent decade, IGSES has especially provided several national leading graduate programs for excellent students, such as Green Asia Program(see here) and the Intellectual Exchange and Innovation Program (IEI Program), under the strong financial support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan (Monbusho, MEXT).

Under these circumstances, the ratio of international students to all students in IGSES is now about 25%, the highest among all graduate schools of Kyushu University.

Careful support system for international students of year’s experience

Kyushu University possesses a centralized system for supporting international students and researchers, ‘KU International Student and Researcher Support Center’, which offers various services such as the VISA acquisition, reserving dormitories, and consulting on the submission of various scholarships. In addition to this support center, IGSES has an individual department consists of academic staff (an associate professor and a lecture) for the intensive admission and better quality of life of international students and researchers.

Small but convenient and cozy remote campus

IGSES is located in Chikushi Campus, which is a compact and convenient campus surrounded by cozy residential areas. The campus is filled with various trees and flowers, we can enjoy the change of seasons by cherry bloom in spring, lush vegetation in summer, autumnal colors of leaves, and flowers of camellia in cold winter.
The further information of Chikushi Campus is provided here.