- General Admission – August 2019 (Enrollment for April 2020) for Ph.D. Program in Humanics: Application Guidelines are now available.
- Briefing session on entrance examinations (2019.05.11)
- Notification for the entrance examination: August 2019 (Enrollment for April, 2020)
- Announcement of Kick-off Symposium on Ph. D. Program in Humanics (2019.03.09)
What is Ph.D. Program in Humanics?
The Ph.D. Program in Humanics cultivates leaders equipped with doctoral-level knowledge and skills in the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics, together with the scientific expertise to achieve integration of these fields and the capacity to apply them in wider society. The program aims thereby to address challenges to human life and health and enable the sustainable prosperity of all humankind. The leaders fostered in this program are expected to become drivers of science and technology to surmount various challenges facing the world, including the onset of the super-aged society and the associated rise in medical costs and health insecurities, as well as increasing mental health problems. Resolution of these problems will require the capacity to combine the latest knowledge and technology from the field of biomedical science with cutting-edge knowledge and technology from different fields, employ the vocabulary of both fields to engage in dialogue between them, and apply deep insights into them in order to formulate new paradigms. Such paradigms can only be realized through outstanding bi-disciplinary expertise that integrates two different fields of research. Furthermore, it will be essential to seek out real-life applications for research findings on an ongoing basis, utilizing the specific capabilities of problem discovery (the capacity for conceptualization of research topics), breakthrough (the capacity to overcome difficulties sincerely and earnestly), and application (the capacity to communicate solutions to wider society and apply them in practice).
Bi-disciplinary educational structure
The program will cultivate students’ bi-disciplinary expertise using a “full double mentor system” in which faculty members from the fields of both biomedical sciences and physical sciences/engineering/informatics provide research guidance to students in their respective laboratories in the course of pursuing joint research projects.