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Muhammad Faisal Hasan

Country/region: Bangladesh

Enrolled Date: October 1, 2016

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Prof. Takahiko Miyazaki


I have started my masters program in October 2016 under Green Asia scholarship. After coming here I was amazed by the beauty of Japan and the politeness of the Japanese people. In Chikushi campus I found a friendly and international environment.

I am currently working in solar thermal system at Prof. Miyazaki's lab. The research experience in this university is enriching my knowledge and definitely it will help me to adapt and work in different environment in future. I am confident that the world class research experience and skills will definitely pose a positive impact on my career and it will help me to contribute to the development of my country in near future.

"IGSES is a nearly perfect choice for studying and researching, especially for international student."

Name: Zhu Zetao

Country/region: China

Department : Molecular and Material Sciences

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Prof. Takeshi Yanagida


IGSES is an outstanding graduate school of Kyushu university that contains diverse interdisciplinary research, high-quality education and high degree of internationalization. During the years in IGSES, my scientific training has allowed me to conduct an interesting research in the new field. Some meaningful conclusions were obtained and published on a high impact journal of “Nano Letters”. In addition, I was accepted for H30 JSPS Research Fellow for Young Scientists.

Besides, the daily life in IGSES is very exciting, colorful and convenient. Firstly, there are lots of events in the campus, such as visiting some famous places and experiencing Japanese tradition, which makes our life more colorful. Secondly, the campus is surrounded by excellent transport links to Fukuoka city and the airport. Also, the “support center” of Kyushu university offers various services to support the international students, which makes our life more convenience.

Therefore, for the above reasons, IGSES is a nearly perfect choice for studying and researching, especially for international student. If you are full of enthusiasm about research and want to enjoy the studying abroad, please come!

"My supervisor has taught me a log, and partners in lab are very enthusiastic and talkative."

Name: Yujie Luo

Country/region: China

research student from: 2018, April

Department : Molecular and Material Sciences

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Assoc. Prof. Mitsugu Todo


It hasn’t been so long since I’ve arrived at Fukuoka, whose charm and vitality of this city is far beyond my imagination. Its beautiful and clean beach leaves a deep impression on me,as Qingdao and Dalian in my homeland. Living and studying in Fukuoka is very fortunate and enjoyable. Although it is not a big and prosperous city as Tokyo or Shanghai, it is very convenient and comfortable.It can meet all your needs of entertainment, leisure, shopping and food here. It is very suitable for living.There are many foreigners here who are kind and nice to everyone, with whom you can discuss your own ideas ,current events around the world and any interesting thing you wanna know,which make me feel so pleased and relaxed. There is no need worrying about the upcoming campus-life here since the teachers and classmates of the Kyushu University`s support center are very responsible to help every student quickly to assimilate into new learning life in Japan.

My studies at IGSES has only just begun. My supervisor, who impressed me with his being knowledgeable and kindness, has taught me a lot. Also,partners in lab are very enthusiastic and talkative. They have kindly given hands to help me not only in studying, but also in getting up with new life here. I believe that during the following two-year study at IGSES, I will be able to improve my learning ability and master new research methods which would sure be helpful in my furthering study and research, and gain a very good research and learning experience! I sincerely hope that there will be more friends who will choose here,believe me, Kyushu University will not let you down!

Shun Wu Enrolled Date: 2016 (China)

 

Department : Molecular and Material Sciences

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Assoc. Prof. Mitsugu Todo


I joined in Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University to start the travel in Japan as a master student from 2016. So far, as funded by Advanced Graduate Program in Global Strategy for Green Asia, I will continue to Doctor’s program consistently soon.

During the past two years in Chikushi Campus, I can say proudly that it was the most colorful and priceless experience in my life. Lectures are always very interesting and practically useful in the research. My supervisor, even other professors, always so glad to impart their adequate knowledge and research experience to you. They inspire me with their enthusiasm and rigorous attitude on work. Most importantly, their research really focus on those attractive front applied technologies, such as my research on biomechanical interaction of implant and bone. Except academic life, I also get enough space to learn the cultural difference and enlarge my scope of knowledge. I really enjoyed Japanese classes held by school and other intercultural communication events organized by foreign students and even Japanese citizens.

In the last two years, I have accumulated a lot of techniques and finished several projects. I am looking forward to the next Doctor’s course and expect to achieve my academic ideas.

"I could start PhD study directly without studying japanese in advance, because all the PhD classes are prepared in English."

 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., R&D Division

Name: Ding Dong

Country/region: China

・Ph.D. 2017

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Prof. Hiroki Ago


I feel very lucky to be one of the first batch of IEI program students from 2014. Greatly benefit from it, I could start PhD study directly without studying Japanese in advance, because all the PhD classes are prepared in English. More importantly, provided MEXT scholarship totally covers tuition and living fees, which makes me focus on PhD research during the past three years. The research environment with many advanced facilities is highly good and effective in IGSES. My supervisor is very kind and easy to communicate. He has been instructing me the way of scientific research, presentation, and paper writing so much. I obviously feel the improvement of my scientific research ability.

IGSES is located in Fukuoka, which is a livable city with profound cultural foundation and attractive natural landscape. Living here is very fruitful and unforgeable. All people here are very kind and enthusiastic. Teachers in Support Center always help to solve various difficulties, especially the communications issues for foreigner students living in Japan. Moreover, IGSES also offers free Japanese lessons from zero starting point every year. Therefore, don’t worry about the language if you have never learned Japanese before. IGSES offers many opportunities to apply various scholarships after the entrance. In addition, financial support for attending the academic conference overseas can also be provided during the PhD course. Anyway, I love Fukuoka city and Kyushu University and I strongly recommend you to join IGSES.

"People round are very kind, once you have questions or troubles, you can always get many kind help."

・Process integration engineer

 Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp., R&D Division

Name: Dang Wan

Country/region: China

・Ph.D. 2013

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

 Assoc. Prof. Katsuhiko Fujita

 


I studied organic semiconductor as a doctoral student in Kyushu University from 2009 to 2012. During the time in Japan, I was often surprised and inspired by the hard working, sharp thinking, rigorous and persistence attitude of my supervisor. Study and research in the lab was not easy, but I learned so much from it which could inspires me in the following time.

Besides, people around are very kind, once you have questions or troubles, you can always get many kind help. In addition, there are lots of events in the campus, and you could have so much fun from them such as experiencing Japanese tradition, getting along with friends from other backgrounds.

As the center of Kyushu area, it is very convenient to go to other areas from Fukuoka. The city is not big, but lovely, and very comfortable to live here. You could find many sides of it, modern, traditional, quiet, exciting. Come! You are going to love it!

"I learnt so much from the knowledgable and keen professors who are dedicate into research."

・Research fellow, Department of ESST at Kyushu University

Name: Huihui Sun

Country/region: China

・Ph.D. 2012

Department : Earth System Science and Technolog

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Yusaku Kyozuka

 


My first impression of Japan is its cleanliness. Every time I flew back to Japan from other countries, I felt refreshed and full of energy when I landed on this soil.

Fukuoka is not as big and busy as Tokyo, but it is quite suitable for living. Here is not that crowded and everything is in good order. People are very kind and friendly who are always there to help you. Walking around the business district of Fukuoka, you can find everything you want and experience the pleasure of superb cuisine from different countries. If you like hot springs, Fukuoka is definitely the right place for you. If you want to explore the beauty of Fukuoka, visit a nearby beach, and feel the warm and welcoming breeze brushing against your face. You will know what I am talking about!

I have been in Kyushu University as a PhD student to a research for over 3 years, and I learnt so much from the knowledgable and keen professors who are dedicate into research. Sometimes, they seem to be a little strict on us but their intention is for the highest standards of research. In fact, the professors are quite humorous, and share laugher and joke with students in private. Also, the staff at the International Student & Researcher Support Center are enthusiastic to help us solve and overcome all kinds of problems to make us feel comfortable living here as “aliens.”

NAYAK AJAYA KETAN

Country/region: INDIA

Enrolled Date: October 2017

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof Jun Tanimoto, Prof. Aya Hagishima

 


The journey of my life as a PhD student in IGSES, Kyushu University started on October 2017. I am fortunate enough to get such supervisors, who are not only highly qualified professionals, but innovative thinkers with high moral. Whenever I feel stuck with any research problem, their guidance paves the way for me. The staffs of international student support center always show enthusiasm and cooperation to ease my daily life in Japan. Student organization like KIISA performs several events to experience the overwhelming natural beauty and friendly culture of Japan and make the life exciting by making friends around the globe. I have enjoyed a lot in this campus and persuade all to apply.

"As a Moslem, to find the halal food in cafeteria is not so difficult."

Name: Aam Muharam

Country/region: Indonesia

Enrolled Date: October 2016

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Reiji Hattori

 


Kyushu University as one of the prestigious ‘Imperial Universities’ in Japan, moreover Fukuoka which provided a mixed environment between modern and traditional culture, giving the best option to live and study here.

IGSES in Chikushi Campus is the great place to study and research with an integrated and collaborated university-industry. Its interdisciplinary gave us a better understanding in many aspects. As many international students here, a very helpful support center will take care all the student needs. As a Moslem, to find the halal food in cafeteria is not so difficult.

A very kind and motivated Supervisor whom always give support and advice during my research study also friendly Japanese student will help us in daily life. Come! just enjoy your study here.

"Live in Onojo city is the best experience for me and my family. People are so kind and polite."

Name: Nurulhuda Halim

Country/region: Indonesia

Enrolled Date: October 2016

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Jun-ichiro Hayashi

 


I joined Kyushu University as a Ph.D. student under IEI (Intellectual Exchange and Innovation) program which fully supported by MEXT in September 2016. I am studying coal gasification as well as CO2 adsorption by activated carbon from lignite during these past two years.

Ph.D. is about learning to do a real science, and that journey is not easy. But, you will be lucky if you get good mentor/supervisor who trains you to think critically. Fortunately, I am the lucky one.

Live in Onojo city is the best experience for me and my family. Japanese people here are so kind and polite, the health care is best, and the weather is a good whole year.

I am really recommending you to join and become part of Kyushu University.

"The abundant research facilities along with the thorough supervision provided my professor ..."

Name: Ali Yousefian

Country/region: Iran

Enrolled Date: October 2015

Department : Advanced Energy Engineering Science

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. N. Yamamoto

 


It has been a wonderful opportunity for me, being able to work with one of the most proactive and accomplished research labs in the field of space propulsion in Japan. Taking advantage of the abundant research facilities along with the thorough supervision provided by my professor has given me the unique chance to not only advance in my research field but also to be able to make a real contribution to the future of space travel. Moreover, the impeccable support provided by the staff here in IGSES has made my experience as an international student in Japan stress free and has enabled me to truly enjoy my life in Fukuoka. Finally learning the beautiful Japanese language made it possible to embrace the Japanese rich culture and grow as a person.

Kim Sung Jin

Country/region: Korea

Enrolled Date: April 2018

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Supervisor : Prof. Kazuhide Ito

 


I have studied at Kyushu university for 7 years. I went on to a doctoral course and have studied fluid dynamics. It is important to understand turbulence dynamics controlling scalar transports such as heat and carbon dioxide across the water surface to estimate environmental variation. My study is how the thermal stratification and wind stress which are calculated by means of Direct Numerical Simulation involved the heat flux at the open channel flow.

My life in the campus is lovely because the international students support center provides excellent support.

"Faculty members always provided to me honest feedback and challenged me to stretch and grow."

Name: Lee Young-Sung

Country/region: Korea

Course completion: September 2014 (2017 doctor degree)

Department : Molecular and Material Sciences

Supervisor : Prof. Hiroshige Matsumoto

 


The IGSES-Kyushu University was an ideal place for me to pursue my Ph.D. I enjoyed research with various faculty members both within and outside my committee. They always provided to me honest feedback and challenged me to stretch and grow. Also, pursuing the doctorate degree in this nice campus would surely be a wonderful experience.

In my Japan life, I was confronted happenings or troubles by different culture and language at the start time. Fortunately, professors, staff and students kindly support my life with warm and open mind. Also, I enjoyed learning and experience for Japan culture.

In Chikushi and Ito Campus, various opportunities for the international exchange and collaboration research are provided. Through this opportunity, I was able to study Japanese, discuss with various professors and post-doctor for research. I enjoyed all the conversations with group members and IGSES members. It was a great pleasure to work and socialize with them. I strongly encourage you to apply and to get involved. I promise you that it will completely change your university experience like it did for me

"The student life I have experienced definitely will be one of the sweetest memory in my life."

Name: Muhamad Affiq Bin Misran

Country/region: Malaysia

Enrolled Date: October 2016

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Reiji Hattori

 


I am one of the IGSES student at Chikushi Campus, Kyushu University. The campus is great and has such a good environment for a student to study and also at the same time enjoying their life as a student. Friendly staffs, students and even the lecturers have made such a good environment to the students for better development not only in study but also social life. The campus also has a lot of scenery view which are truly amazing and beautiful where different kind of views can be seen at different seasons.

I already been living in Fukuoka for more than 1 year and I have gained a lot of experiences especially with the cultures, foods, manners and many else which I think that it is quite interesting. The student life that I have experienced throughout the year has been such an amazing and I am really thankful for that which definitely will be one of the sweetest memory in my life.

Azli Bin Abd Razak Dr. Eng 2013 (Malaysia)

・Sinior Lecturer, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Jun Tanimoto , Prof. Aya Hagishima

 


I came to Kyushu University in 2009 to study PhD in Environmental Engineering. I discovered my passion in research and I was surprised how much I enjoyed the freedom in learning and in finding out things for myself. The other experiences that I enjoyed doing my PhD in Kyushu University was the amazing supervisors I had. They are sharp thinkers who are incredibly receptive to new ideas, and they are also generous to share their knowledge and experience with the students. The Graduate school and the laboratory members made me felt welcome and I’ve made friends from different backgrounds all over the world. I enjoy being part of a multi-disciplinary research group where I have so much to learn, but something to give back too.

Fukuoka is a lovely small city with just about everything within an easy bike ride or walk. I find Fukuoka a pleasant yet exciting place to live. I have greatly enjoyed my time at Kyushu University, and I strongly encourage you to apply.

Sheikh Ahmad Zaki Shaikh Salim Dr.Eng. 2011 (Malaysia)

・Senior Lecturer, Malaysia-Japan International Institute of

 Technology (MJIIT), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Jun Tanimoto , Prof. Aya Hagishima

 


I came to the Kyushu University in 2008 to study PhD in urban and architectural engineering laboratory. I have always been fond of doing research and discovering new things while at the same time enjoying the camaraderie within my work environment. Lucky for me, I have experienced all these within the community of the Graduate school. In my research laboratory, my supervisors are highly qualified personnel with honorable character; the success of my research and many others is attributed to their continuous support and credibility. Within the duration of my study, I have seen an entirely different environment from which I have learnt so much thanks to the staff and students whom I have the privilege of calling them my friends. The good values and lessons I have learnt here are irreplaceable resources that I will continue to appreciate and practice for the benefit of myself and especially people around me. In addition, my daily life in Japan became more convenient with the great support from “International Support Centre” staff. They are really fantastic for assisting us. The language is not the obstacle for you to study in this campus since most of the people here are really kind and willing to assist you.

This campus is located in the city of Fukuoka, which is a beautiful city with many great attractions. A simple walk or bike riding within the campus and around the city can help ease your mind. Being one of the top universities in the world, on top of its wonderful community, Kyushu University is a great place to learn and enjoy learning. Therefore, I strongly encourage you to apply.

Fauziah Jerai Enrolled Date: 2013 (Malaysia)

 

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Shigeru Koyama

 


Chikushi Campus is a very pleasant place to enjoy life as a student. The university/ laboratory provides you with a complete world-class facilities for the student pursuing his/ her research interest. The learning process in the laboratory is the most precious that I can get and I am sure the experienced itself enhanced the maturity level in my field. Besides that, the support staff whose are the expertise in their field will always be there to support you as needed.

I also enjoyed the beautiful scenery that I can catch only within the campus. You can view beautiful colorful trees during fall or magnificent blooming sakura during spring.

Purev Uelun-Ujin enrolled in 2018.04.01 (Mongolia)

 

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Aya Hagishima

 


I came to Japan for the first time to pursue my PhD course. When I came to Japan I worried that I don’t know Japanese, but IGSES student support centre staffs and my professors are very kindly giving advise in fluent English and I could have settled my life in Chikushi campus very easily and enjoyed with unique Japanese culture and advanced technology. Also, Japanese people always impressed me their honest, kind manner and very peaceful environment. Beside my research work, I deeply loved the Japanese language which contains Japanese main phenomenon. It is very helpful to explore Japanese unique philosophy.

For the future student who willing to do PhD or research degree, I would recommend you IGSES. Here you will be pampered with highly skilled professors kind attention and their specific and reliable advice will help you easily complete your research.

Jabir AL SALAMI Enrolled Date: Octobrer 2017 (Oman)

 

Department : Earth System Science and Technology

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Changhong HU

 


Excellent facilities and resources, access to world-class researchers, diligently supportive staff and a great multinational environment, are just some of the many reasons that make the experience of studying and doing research at IGSES highly rewarding and enjoyable.

If you are on the lookout for a place to pursue cutting-edge science, or engineering related research in a culturally and scientifically stimulating environment while being able to closely experience and enjoy the many blessings of life in Japan, then IGSES should without a doubt be on the top of your list.

Dr. Sausan Said Marhoon Al-Riyami Ph.D 2013 (Oman)

 

・Lecturer of Physics

 German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech)

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Assoc. Prof. Tsuyoshi Yoshitake

 


I had a great chance to study both my master and my PhD degree in Japan that was financially supported by Monbukagashu scholarship. During my study till today I almost received a common question “why did you select Japan?” and my answer is “why not? ”. There are many reasons to make Japan the first in my list. The most important reason is the unique culture that it has. During my study I could able to learn a lot about Japanese and it was a great experience to me. In my opinion such an experience I can’t hear it from someone or read it from a book. I should feel the experience by myself.

Fukuoka was a lovely city and easy going. Additionally, Kyushu University was an excellent environment for research and study and with the great help and support that I received from my supervisors, colleges and kind people surrounded me I could able to successes. I had also an opportunity to know more about not only Japanese but also about several cultures, since Kyushu University consider as an international University. In short my experience in Kyushu University was the most important key to my future.

Shazia Hanif Enrolled Date: October 2015 (Pakistan) 

 

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Supervisor : Prof. Takahiko Miyazaki

 


I joined IGSES-Kyushu University as a PhD student in October 2015 after winning Scholarship from Schlumberger Foundation. Visiting Japan was my second foreign country after Germany that I visited for an International conference in 2015. Japanese culture, food and social values, especially humble nature and supportive behavior of Japanese people impressed me greatly. I lived in Fukuoka three years which is from top 25 best cities of the world. The city’s new fresh-produce market, its clean beaches, abundance of good quality water and all types of daily life facilities provided by government are the things make it more distinguishable. In addition I have travelled across the Japan to visit its beautiful landscape, forests, gardens and diversified topography of the land.

The time I have spent in Kyushu University will be evergreen throughout my life. I also met many challenges during my PhD research but won successfully with the help of my Professor (Prof. Takahiko Miyazaki), Supporter (Yokoyama), Kyushu university support center and supportive Lab mates. I will miss them all and also the gatherings, parties and lab tour organized by my lab, University and KIISA.

I want to deliver my message to the new students to IGSES-Kyushu University that this institution is a great leader in the scenario of engineering world. And I have absolute belief that leaders are product of leading institutes So come to this institute who has best research facilities and highly competent staff to coach and for capacity development. I wish them all to prosper day and night.

Muhammad Sultan Enrolled Date: October 2012 (Pakistan)

 

Department : Energy and Environmental Engineering

Supervisor : Prof. Takahiko Miyazaki

 


In October 2012, I joined the IGSES-Kyushu University as a PhD student on Japanese Government Scholarship, Monbukagakusho under MEXT. It was amazing to see beautiful and highly developed Japan. I am really impressed with very polite Japanese Nation and their helping attitude. I enjoyed the Japanese culture and food especially Nabe and Miso soup, I like a lot. I cannot forget the time I passed at Kyushu University; The Hanami, Sakura, New year, Golden weeks, Shinkansen, Outing late nights, Newly born baby and many more. How can I ignore Kasuga-koen, a lot of memories of my family especially my son are connected with this wonderful park. Each and every moment of my life, it will give me a feeling of happiness.

I will miss my Lab so much; it’s the best lab in the world. We used to have group studies, parties, gatherings, fun and helping each other. How easy is the research under the kindness of my Professors and support from the Lab-mates. I am very happy to be a student in such a high level University and more than happy to have such a Professor. My family and I will miss the events arranged by Kyushu University, support from the KU-support center and indeed special help from my tutor.

To the new student reading this message, I want to say that IGSES-Kyushu University is the best place to conduct your research and enjoy your life at full scale. It has the best research facilities of the world and highly brilliant staff. The kindness and support by the professors will make your research easy and smooth. Surely you will enjoy each and every day of your stay in this University.

Tamer S. R. Shubair

Country/region: Palestine

Enrolled Date: October 2016

Department : Earth System Science and Technology

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Assoc. Prof. Osama Eljamal

 


My dream coming true at Kyushu University

After I finished my M.Sc. degree at IUG University, Gaza, Palestine, I was very keen to pursue my Ph.D. study at Kyushu University as one of the top universities in Japan and in the world. My dream was fulfilled when I successfully joined Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences as a Japanese Government Scholar (MEXT Scholarship) in October 2016 in the field of Environmental Engineering (Water Treatment). Actually, Kyushu University has qualified me a lot in the research field and given me the opportunity to publish scientific papers and attend workshops and international conferences. It has advanced scientific research centers and provides a suitable environment for scientific research. Furthermore, Kyushu University professors are qualified, successful, excellent and interested in scientific research. Moreover, the Japanese people are very kind, polite, cooperative and nice to international students, which create a comfortable environment for researchers to continue their graduate studies. Beside that, the safety in Japan is high, therefore researchers can bring their families to enjoy the life with them during their studies. I am so grateful to my supervisor and student support center for their unlimited support and guidance throughout my scientific journey at Kyushu University and during my stay at lovely city, Fukuoka.

Tareq W M Amen Enrolled Date: Octobrer 2015 (Palestine)

 

Department : Earth System Science and Technology

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Assoc. Prof. Osama Eljamal

 


It has been a productive experience to peruse PhD at IGSES school at Kyushu University. I was one of the second-batch of IEI Program with Japanese government Mext scholarship. I have learned a lot of new things and I felt a wonderful experience was building up with local and international colleagues. Honestly, I have experience as JICA ex-participant but to gain your PhD from Kyushu University is a respectful objective that deserves to fulfill.

During the PhD research, useful skills will be consolidated and you will become excellent time manager with the ability to work independently.

Besides to research activities, the PhD students have opportunities to become one of organizing committee members of an international conference sponsored by Kyushu University.

Eventually, I want to emphasize that, as the center of the western side of Japan, Fukuoka city –where the IGSES campus was laid- is very convenient to live in.

Wei-Chen Wen Enrolled Date: 2015 (Taiwan)

 

Department : Applied Science for Electronics and Materials

Supervisor : Prof. Hiroshi Nakashima

 


I have studied in Chikushi Campus for 2.5 years. The campus is in a quiet and beautiful city, and it is not far away from downtown. People here are very kind and willing to help me. This makes me adapt myself to Japanese life more easily. Besides, there is an international student association holding great events to help people learn about different cultures and know each other. Since I didn’t speak Japanese at all, I find Japanese language classes in Chikushi Campus helpful.

There is a variety of scientific research field, and I have many chances to cooperate with other labs. An analysis center is available in Chikushi Campus, and this is convenient for me to do materials analyses. The environment for doing research is nice, and I enjoy my life here very much.

Lee, Hou-Yi Enrolled Date: 2013 (Taiwan)

 

Department : Advanced Energy Engineering Science

Supervisor : Prof. Naoji Yamamoto

 


I started to work as assistant at National Cheng Kung University (Taiwan) after the completion of master course in the same university, and thorough the experience, I gradually became to have a desire to deepen my research about space propulsion systems and plasma sciences more intensively, choosing to enroll in IGSES. The laboratory where I currently belong to is active in the research areas of space engineering, particularly the development of space propulsion and the fundamental study of plasmas. In addition, the Department of Advanced Energy Engineering Science (AEES) provides various courses on the fundamental knowledge of such as plasma, control engineering, and quantum mechanics taught by kind and keen professors. Furthermore, I have been stimulated with various research conferences and colloquiums where I can meet with many researchers from different universities, institutes and interdisciplinary fields. In conclusion, IGSES and Chikushi Campus is one of the best places for researcher who wants to cultivate their specialty.
As for the everyday life in Japan, I have confronted happenings or troubles due to the cultural difference and language barrier as a foreigner; however, fortunately, professors and clerical staff kindly support my life with warm and open mind.
In Chikushi Campus, various opportunities for the international exchange are provided. For example, there are several Japanese language courses tailored to international students with various language levels, and we can undertake training of Japanese conversation with Japanese students. In addition, students and staff from various departments and countries enjoy chat at lunch time every week
Lastly, I would like to give a message to ones who are planning to enroll in IGSES

IGSES is a stage for students holding a dream endeavor to study and to overcome many difficulties, and lastly realize their dreams. In such processes, an active attitude to struggle as well as to find solutions or ideas by their creative thinking ability based on their experience and knowledge is essential.

Ufuk Erkılıç Enrolled Date: Octobrer 2017 (Turkey)

 

Department : Molecular and Material Sciences

Doctoral degree supervisor :

Prof. Hiroki Ago

 


I have joined Kyushu University-IGSES in October 2017 as IEI program PhD student funded by MEXT. Starting from application procedure and after arriving to Fukuoka, everything organized perfectly by IGSES support center. Just a few days after my arrival, I joined several welcome parties organized at IGSES, my laboratory and student dormitory. It was a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends.

The research environment is quite professional and world standard which motivates me every day to work harder and achieve my goals. I always get good advices and guidance from my supervisor and I have learned a lot about research ethics, self-discipline and time management.

I also have to mention about Fukuoka. Currently, I’m living in Onojo city which is in a walking distance from campus, but it doesn’t mean that I’m far from downtown. Hopping on a train and I’m in the center of Fukuoka just in 10 minutes. It’s an amazing, lively and energetic city full of young people. Great food, nearby onsens and beaches makes everything better. If you want to experience every aspect of Japan while doing your research in one of the top universities of Japan, come and join us in Kyushu University-IGSES.

九州大学 工学部 融合基礎工学科

“工学系分野の融合”ד情報科学”を基軸とし、広い視野と実践的な行動力をもったAI時代のリーダーを創出


CAMPUS Asia EEST

Collaborative Graduate School Program for Global Human Resources Development in Energy and Environmental Science and Technology


EVERGREEN

Joint Journal of Novel Carbon Resource Sciences and Green Asia Strategy


IEICES

Annual International Exchange and Innovation Conference on Engineering & Sciences