The Graduate University for Advanced Studies founded in October 1988, was the 96th national university in Japan. Known as Sokendai, it is the first university to exclusively offer doctoral programs in Japan. Utilizing Inter-University Research Institutes, Sokendai aims to foster creative international researchers with wide-ranging vision who are capable to cross conventional academic boundaries to pioneer and develop original academic research. The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) has one school, School of High Energy Accelerator Science, which is consisted of three departments of Accelerator Science, Materials Structure Science and Particle and Nuclear Physics. These departments work closely together, using KEK research activities as a basis for graduate education.


The interview with new students by Dean


Prof. SAITO who is the dean of the school of High Energy Accelerator Science interviewed  two new students on Nov. 4th . The participants are Mr. Omet Mathieu ( 3-year doctoral course student in the department of Accelerator Science ) and Mr. Phan Hong Khiem ( 3-year doctoral course student in the department of Particle and Nuclear Physics ) . They entered Sokendai on October , 2011 .  (from left side Mr Omet・Prof. Saito・Mr.Phan) The contents of the interview is as below .   ~ Please tell us about content of your study before entering KEK (Sokendai at KEK) ? ) ~   (Omet)Before coming to KEK I have studied physics… >>read more


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