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Overview

1. Message from the Dean

2. Overview

3. Goals and Educational Policies

3-1. Goals of Nurturing Talent / Educational Policies

3-2. Three Policies

3-2-1. Master’s Program

3-2-2. Doctoral Program

4. Curriculum

4-1. Learning Approach

4-1-1. Master’s Program

4-1-2. Doctoral Program

4-2. Research Plan and Curriculum Table

4-3. Syllabus

5. Faculty Members

6. Main Research Themes

7. Benefits of the Graduate School as Told by Faculty Members

8. Admission Information for 2018 / 2019

8-1. Leaflet

8-2. Entrance Exam

8-3. INIAD GUIDEBOOK 2018

8-4. Introduction Video

9. FAQ

 

 

1. Message from the Dean

“An invitation to the Graduate School of Information Networking for Innovation and Design”

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With the development of the Internet, our society is changing drastically and rapidly. Such changes are happening all around us.

Innovation in information has spurred the innovation of society as a whole. We have all witnessed the impossible and unimaginable become possible in just a few years. Information technology is now affecting business and academia and drastically changing human society.

While information science has developed as an academic discipline, it is no longer an independent self-contained field. Rather, it is now entwined with a number of other academic domains. As information science continues to evolve, subjects and methodologies of research as well as the way research results are shared with society are significantly changing in the respective academic fields.

We see the same kind of changes happening in the structure of society. The evolution of information science has an impact on many aspects of society. As a result, the relationship between information science and society is becoming very close as well as complicated.

In the business world, the impact of the evolution of information science has been very profound. It has changed the structure of not only information-related industries but also most businesses operating in the areas of manufacturing, construction, services, transportation, commerce, healthcare/nursing care, and agriculture. At the same time, it is creating new competition and business opportunities.

Further development of society and academic fields requires more vibrant collaboration between information science and other areas. Advancement to applications will be limited if done only by researchers and engineers. On the other hand, there will be also limitations if information science is developed by targets of applications. We believe the development of entire academic fields and society as a whole is only made possible by mutual collaboration between various disciplines. This is the concept of information networking.

We hope that individuals who will pave new ways forward in information networking will join our graduate school. We welcome new graduates as well as working professionals who are making contributions in various fields. There are no requirements as to past fields of study or past experience. This is understandable if we consider how large the target segments of applications are. Conversely, is there any academic or business field that is not or will not be affected by information science?

By welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, we can unleash the power of information networking.

We hope you will consider joining our graduate school.

 

Keisuke Hanaki, Dean of the Graduate School of Information Networking for Innovation and Design

 

2. Overview

 
Program/Course Enrollment Capacity Lecture/Campus Academic Degree Standard Completion Period Completion Requirements Designated Program for Training and Education Benefits system
Master's Program20 studentsDaytime lecture / Semester system / Akabanedai Campus

Master’s degree (Information Networking for Innovation and Design)

2 years

30 credits
Master’s thesis

Doctoral Program4 studentsDaytime lecture / Semester system / Akabanedai CampusDoctoral degree (Information Networking for Innovation and Design)3 years

Research Advising
Doctoral thesis

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3. Goals and Educational Policies

3-1. Goals of Nurturing Talent / Educational Policies 

Through the spread of the Internet, the costs required to connect and use information, such as the functions and networks of existing systems, organizations, and fields, have dropped dramatically. We nurture specialists who can study new social processes based on such connections, as well as the methodologies and technologies needed for this, and who will provide the foundation for social development by making broad accomplishments in not just individual fields, but in all fields of real-world society through connection and collaboration.

Building upon the foundation of cutting-edge information technology and its applications, we aim to significantly expand the specialization of each student. For students who originally specialized in information and communication technology we will provide education for application of this technology for its advancement, and for those who originally specialized in its application, we will provide education for the discovery and development of new possibilities brought about by information and communication technology. Research will also be conducted to deepen these.

3-2. Three Policies

3-2-1. Master’s Program

■Diploma Policy

The university grants a master’s degree to those who have acquired the qualities and abilities described below, fulfilled the time and credit requirements, and passed the master’s thesis review and the final exam.

1. Specialized abilities to apply information networking in society

2. High level of expertise and research capabilities in the field of engineering, design, business, or civil systems

3. Abilities to cooperate and work with others in an expert manner

 

■Curriculum Policy

1. Structure of Curriculum / Educational Elements and Approaches

To ensure that the Diploma Policy is upheld, we will systematically create a curriculum by appropriately combining the “Lecture Courses (Course Work)” and “Research Advising (Research Work).”

The curriculum is comprised of required common courses through which students learn research methodologies of each field, specialized elective courses that allow students to study information networking in depth in line with their own theories, and research advising courses for master’s research.

This curriculum allows students to deepen their knowledge of information networking, develop communication skills, and enhance their abilities to generate ideas beyond their areas of expertise.

The curriculum will be taught based on the details and approaches described below.

(i) Provide basic knowledge of information networking as a foundation, and further advance and deepen such knowledge.

(ii) Facilitate dialogue and collaboration between students with diverse backgrounds through small-group teaching, and provide education to realize applicable information networking.

(iii) For working students, provide education to expand their scope of interest to new fields, while focusing on the linkage with their areas of experience.

(iv) Provide instruction on how to conduct information networking research or implement information networking in society through master’s theses.

2. Assessment of Academic Achievements

Academic achievements will be assessed with objectivity and rigor based on the below elements and approaches.

(i) For lecture courses, faculty members in charge of each course will conduct assessment using the method described in the syllabus of each course, in accordance with the prescribed grades assessment standards.

(ii) For research advising, research advising faculty members and faculty members in charge of the course will assess the achievement level of the research process through thesis reporting sessions, etc. in an organized way, based on a prescribed research advising plan

(iii) Master’s theses will be assessed based on prescribed thesis review standards and a review structure.

 

■Admissions Policy

Various entrance examinations are implemented in accordance with the characteristics of the applicants. Through written examinations, interviews, screening of documents, and other methods, students who demonstrate the following qualities and abilities will be accepted:

1. Those who have a strong interest and high aspiration to change society by materializing cooperation among various fields centering on information and communications technology.

2. Those who can demonstrate their individualism while respecting and understanding the diversity of society and collaborating with diverse people.

3. Those who desire to actively work for new developments in the field of information networking.

4. Those who have the fundamental and expert knowledge required to advance information networking.

 

3-2-2. Doctoral Program

■Diploma Policy

The university grants a doctoral degree to those who have acquired the qualities and abilities described below, fulfilled the time and credit requirements, and passed the doctoral thesis review and the final exam.

1.High level of expert knowledge and application abilities such as will allow the person to contribute to the development of Japan and the world by leading the pursuit of cutting-edge science and technology underpinned by computer science

2.A high level of expert knowledge, combined with the ability to understand a path to innovation in the phase of returning the products of academic achievements to society, and the ability to take leadership in activities that generate new value

 

■Curriculum Policy

1. Educational Elements and Approaches of Curriculum

The curriculum is focused on research advising (research work) to ensure that the Diploma Policy is upheld. “Information networking research advising” will be established each semester as research work, in which in-depth research with a very high level of expertise will be conducted while intermixing four fields of “information networking engineering,” “information networking business,” “information networking design,” and “information networking civil systems.”

In addition, students will take courses from the master’s program as needed to ensure systematic learning of related fields.

2. Assessment of Academic Achievements

(i) For research advising, research advising faculty members and faculty members in charge of the course will assess the achievement level of the research process through thesis reporting sessions, etc. in an organized way, based on a prescribed research advising plan

(ii) Doctoral theses will go through a final assessment after a preliminary review and a full review that are based on prescribed thesis review standards and a review structure.

 

■ Admissions Policy

Through written examinations, interviews, screening of documents, and other methods, individuals who demonstrate the following qualities and abilities will be accepted:

1.Those with a high level of expert knowledge in fields related to information networking and independent research planning and execution abilities.

2. Those who desire to acquire skills in relevant academic fields based on global and broad perspectives, and to pursue unique research activities to advance information networking.

4. Curriculum

4-1. Learning Approach

4-1-1. Master’s Program

30 credits are required to complete the program.

Each course will be presented in the form of one lecture a week on a semester basis.

[AY2018 curriculum for reference]

1. Course lectures are held on Tuesday and Friday for both semesters (spring and fall).

2. Required courses are comprised of 4 courses and 8 credits. Students can complete these courses in one year if they take them on both days of Tuesday and Friday.

Students can complete these courses in two years if they take them on either day of Tuesday or Friday.

3. Students must complete at least 7 courses and 14 credits of electives.

4. Students must complete 4 courses and 8 credits of research advising.

   The time slot will be separately determined in consultation with an academic advisor after enrollment.

Note: Students who can only attend a limited number of courses per week due to work commitments or other reasons may arrange a three-year study plan with tuition for two years by using our long-term study plan system.

 

4-1-2. Doctoral Program

In order to acquire a doctoral degree, students must complete research advising I through VI and go through a doctoral thesis review.

Research advising will occur once a week in principle on a semester basis.

Students may also take courses from the master’s program if they desire.

 

4-2 Research Plan and Curriculum Table

 

4-3 Syllabus

 

5. Faculty Members

 

Field

Profile / Message
Infrastructure Services花木

Dean
Professor Keisuke Hanaki

[Biography]
March 1980: Completed a doctoral program (in Urban Engineering) at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

January 1993: Professor at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, the University of Tokyo

April 1998: Professor at the Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo

 

“I am conducting research on strategies and ICT applications for planning and utilizing infrastructure and buildings such as road and water/sewerage services to create a foundation for better living while reducing carbon dioxide emissions responsible for global warming.”

Quality of Life-

Course Chair
Professor Naohiro Goto

[Biography]
March 1994: Completed a doctoral program (in Chemical Engineering) at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Doctor of Engineering)

April 1998: Assistant at the Department of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology

January 2001: Assistant Professor at the Department of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology

 

“I will carry out research to calculate environmental data such as on carbon dioxide and waste from factories and households based on a life cycle thinking approach and explore ways of achieving social/industrial/human sustainability. I will also develop ICT in Japan and overseas to share such information.”

Computer Architecture

坂村

Professor Ken Sakamura

[Biography]
A computer architect (electronic brain architect), professor of Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo, and a doctor of engineering

Proposed the TRON architecture, which set a precedent for ubiquitous computing and the IoT (Internet of Things). Received a Medal with Purple Ribbon in 2003, the Japan Academy Prize in 2006, and the ITU 150 Award in 2015.

 

“Having pursued the TRON project over the past 30 years, I am conducting research on computer architecture, related application technology, and supporting embedded technology for the IoT (Internet of Things), which will support human life and society by embedding computers in various ‘things’ and networking them together.”

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Professor Toru Shimizu

[Biography]
March 1986: Completed a specialized program in Information Science at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo; Doctor of Science

April 1986 – September 2014: Engaged in research & development and commercialization of microprocessors and systems on chips at Mitsubishi Electric and Renesas Electronics

October 2014 – present: Engages in research & development of systems and applications for IoT and Deep Learning as a project professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University

 

“Backed by two driving forces of software and microchip technologies, extremely small computers that are almost invisible to the eye function collaboratively with optimum performance and energy. I will pursue research on the design and application of such computing systems.”

Computer Architecture

別所

Associate Professor Masahiro Bessho

[Biography]
July 2008: Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Information Studies) (the University of Tokyo)

March 2013: Project lecturer at the Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo

April 2016: Research and development department manager at YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

 

“I am conducting research to realize new location-based services by leveraging information and communication technology such as the Internet of Things and ubiquitous computing, and open data infrastructure. I am also conducting research on transportation support for people with disabilities by utilizing the aforementioned technology.”

Computer Architecture矢代

Associate Professor Takeshi Yashiro

[Biography]
April 2011: Researcher at Yokosuka Telecom Research Park, Inc., YRP Ubiquitous Networking Laboratory

May 2014: Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Information Studies) (the University of Tokyo)

 

“I am conducting broad research on topics ranging from information and communication technology for embedded systems to cloud-side frameworks, under the theme of building a software platform for ubiquitous computing.”

Information Infrastructure Technologyカーン

Associate Professor Khan M. Fahim Ferdous

[Biography]
December 2004: Lecturer at the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology, Islamic University of Technology

March 2012: Completed a doctoral program at the University of Tokyo III and GSII

November 2013: Assistant professor at the University of Tokyo III and GSII

 

“With a view to realizing tomorrow's safe and secure digital society, I have been pursuing research on context-aware security for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). I also investigate security, privacy and trust issues of emerging pervasive applications related to RFID, smartcards, and smart and embedded devices.”

Information Infrastructure Technology -

Professor Takeshi Ogasawara

[Biography]
1991 – 2017: Conducted research on programming language, middleware, and performance optimization of genome analysis tools at IBM Research – Tokyo

2009: Ph.D. (Interdisciplinary Information Studies) (the University of Tokyo)

 

“My research is mostly comprised of performance optimization of system software such as programming language execution environments and middleware. Lately, I am very interested in performance optimization of genome analysis pipelines.”

コンピュータ・ネットワーク 吉越

Professor Kenji Yoshigoe

[Biography]
2004: University of South Florida (Ph.D. in Computer Science & Engineering)

2015 – 2017: Professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

2012 – 2017: Concurrently served as Director of the Computational Research Center, Director of the Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, and Chair of the Department of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock

 

“I am pursuing a protocol design that supports a platform for safe and meaningful communication and interaction in the modern age, where things, information, and people can connect through the Internet with no limitations on time and place.”

Digital Design

土屋

Professor Masayoshi Tsuchiya

[Biography]
April 1974: Product designer/manager for the design division at Sony Corporation

October 2009: Head of advertising division at Sony Marketing (Japan) Inc.

January 2011 – February 2014: Head of Sony Corporation Creative Center (design division)

 

“Design is becoming an increasingly important element for getting things done smoothly and creating new value in a complex society. I am pursuing possibilities of design, such as its ability to find issues, ability to organize, ability to create new ideas, and ability to express.”

Digital Design

中村(火)

Professor Mitsuhiro Nakamura

[Biography]
March 1983: Completed a master’s program (in living environment studies) at the Graduate School of Design, Kyushu Institute of Design (currently Kyushu University)

July 2008: Chief art director at Sony Corporation Creative Center

September 2016: Completed a doctorate at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University; Ph.D.

 

“Most product design in the 20th century was based on the premise of mass production and mass consumption. These days, expectations toward realizing a sustainability-conscious society for the 21st century are growing. Against this background, I am conducting research on the roles of design.”

User Experience Design

神場

Professor Tomonari Kanba

[Biography]
April 1986: Completed a master’s program at the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo (Electrical Engineering)

September 1997: Doctor of Engineering (the University of Tokyo)

1986 – 2016: Chief researcher at NEC Central Research Laboratories; innovation producer, head of incubation center at BIGLOBE Inc., etc.; visiting professor at the University of Tsukuba

 

“My aim is to create new value by spontaneously incorporating advanced computer processing into our lives and work. I am considering the design of a communication system for a new society that embraces robots and artificial intelligence.”

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Associate Professor Tomokazu Ishikawa

[Biography]
March 2012: Completed a doctoral program at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo; Doctor of Science

April 2012: Assistant professor at the School of Media Science, Tokyo University of Technology

April 2016: Assistant professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokyo University of Science

 

“I am conducting research on multimedia processing with a view to applying it to entertainment, healthcare, and science, which allows for the utilization of technology to create digital contents with the use of CG, and processing of images and sound as well as interconversion between them.”

Business Incubation

井村

Professor Ryo Imura

[Biography]
March 1977: Completed a master’s program at the Graduate School of Engineering, Nagoya University

1988: Obtained doctorate in engineering

July 2001: Director of Hitachi, Ltd.; president and CEO of Mu Solutions Company

July 2013: Board member, director, and chief engineer at Ricoh Company, Ltd.; (concurrently served as a) visiting professor at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 

“Research on the development of innovative technology and business models: I am conducting research on the development of innovative IT, which plays an important role in the creation and launch of new businesses, and on market (customers) and investment (M&A) strategies, as well as on the establishment of related case studies and business models.”

Business Incubation

富田

Professor Aki Tomita

[Biography]
March 1996: Completed a doctoral program (information science) at the Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo (Doctor of Science)

April 1996: Joined the Central Research Laboratory of Hitachi, Ltd.

January 2008: Associate at Mizuho Corporate Bank (currently Mizuho Bank), Industry Research Division, Financial Development Team

 

“I was involved in the research and development of a large-scale storage system at a comprehensive electronics manufacturer, and engaged in the development of business finance at a bank (registered as a certified accountant in August 2018). I will pursue research on the creation of new businesses that combines business activities, accounting data, and finance by utilizing the IoT and open data infrastructure.”

Data Science

中村(周)

Professor Shugo Nakamura

[Biography]
August 1995: Withdrew from a doctoral program at the Graduate School of Agriculture, the University of Tokyo, and served as an assistant at the same

September 2001: Doctor of Agriculture (the University of Tokyo)

February 2002: Assistant professor (currently called an associate professor) at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo

(April 2012 – March 2016: Concurrently served as an associate professor for Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies at the University of Tokyo)

 

“I will develop tools to extract/forecast useful information by applying data mining and simulation analysis to various data such as life science/pharmaceutical and health-related data, with the use of machine learning and deep learning.”

Infrastructure Service

曽根

Professor Shinri Sone

[Biography]
March 1990: Completed a master’s program at the University of Tokyo (civil engineering)

July 2009: Head of road environment research office/head of international research promotion office at the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

September 2013: Doctor of Engineering (the University of Tokyo); wrote thesis on urban engineering

April 2015: Section head of relevant public facilities at the Urban Rejuvenation department, Urban Renaissance Agency

 

“I was involved in research and development in the infrastructure field for a long time at the National Institute for Land and Infrastructure Management at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, and at the Urban Renaissance Agency. I am currently pursuing research on the integration of maintenance and management of infrastructure/urban redevelopment/logistics with IoT technologies.”

Infrastructure Service

渡邊

Professor Akiko Watanabe

[Biography]
March 1999: Completed a doctoral program in the department of living environments at the Graduate School of Human Life Science, Japan Woman’s University

April 2004: Associate professor at the Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University (special research)

October 2009: Associate professor at the Department of Architecture, School of Science and Technology for Future Life, Tokyo Denki University

 

“I am pursuing research on architecture/space design that proposes specific solutions for various future social issues, based on a human-environmental design theory. I am also pursuing research on planning living spaces where humans coexist with robots, environmental assessment with the application of brain science approaches, and architectural creation with the application of ICT.”

Infrastructure Service

加治

Associate Professor Noriyasu Kachi

[Biography]
March 2007: Completed a doctoral program at the Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

April 2012: Chief researcher at the Toyota Transportation Research Institute

January 2013: Assistant professor at the Disaster Risk Reduction Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University

 

“Cities and national land are becoming increasingly vulnerable to natural disasters, as depopulation, the declining birth rate, population aging, and climate change progress. Against this background, by utilizing information technology I am pursuing research on cities and national land where people can live safely and comfortably as well as research on related infrastructure services.”

Quality of Life

横田

Professor Tatsuya Yokota

[Biography]
September 1987: Obtained a doctoral degree from the Graduate School of the University of Tokyo (AY1987)

April 2006: Head of satellite observation research laboratory at the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

April 2016: Fellow at the Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies

 

“My research is centered on observation and analysis of greenhouse gases on a global scale and exploitation of related data, with a focus on the extraction of data from remote sensing and the use of geographical information. By using ICT, we can acquire information on the environmental effects caused by the workings of nature and human activities.”

Quality of Life

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Associate Professor Kiyomi Kawamoto

[Biography]
January 2008: Completed a doctoral program at the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University; Doctor of Engineering

May 2008: Associate professor of International and Regional Studies at the Faculty of Education, Hokkaido University of Education

 

“I will conduct research on waste management at residential areas at times of disaster and at normal times and on environmental issues from perspectives of the management of sustainable local resources and related information.”

Quality of Life

平松

Associate Professor Ai Hiramatsu
(scheduled to assume the position in AY2019)

[Biography]
September 2004: Completed a doctoral program at the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

September 2005: Assistant project professor at the University of Tokyo Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)

April 2015: Project researcher at the Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo

 

“I will conduct research on social systems and lifestyles that are sustainable for the global environment and at the same time allow people to pursue lives of convenience and comfort. The research will be based on various perspectives including the use of ICT.”

* Additional full-time faculty members are scheduled to assume positions as needed.

* Researcher information database of Toyo University

 

6. Main Research Themes

 

Field

Theme

Overview

Master’s Program

Doctoral Program

Computer Architecture

  • Computer architecture

  • IoT (Internet of Things), ubiquitous computing

  • Embedded system

  • Open data

The research will focus on computer systems of the new era, such as the Internet of Things, dealing with underlying technologies such as real-time OS as well as applications.

Information Infrastructure Technology

  • Programming language

  • Computer security

The research will focus on core technology that supports “collaboration,” including programming languages and information security.

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Computer Network

  • Cloud computing

  • Overlay network

  • Network security

The research will focus on network technology that supports the age of the Internet of Things, including power-saving wireless communication technology and cloud computing.

Digital Design

  • Sustainable design

  • Product design

The research will focus on manufacturing that utilizes digital fabrication technology such as 3D printers and computers.

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User Experience Design

  • Human-computer interaction

  • AR (Augmented Reality)

  • VR (Virtual Reality)

  • Spatial behavior

The research will focus on the relationship between humans and information/computers, including design of a new user interface and the relationship between humans and spatial information.

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Business Incubation

  • Information and communication technology and businesses

  • Information and communication technology and intellectual property rights

The research will focus on the relationship between information and communication technology (such as computers) and businesses, as well as the development of new businesses based on such technology.

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Data Science 

  • Machine learning, deep learning

  • Artificial intelligence

  • Applications of data analysis technology (image analysis, speech analysis, bioinformatics)

The research will focus on applying machine learning technology (such as deep learning) and data analysis technology to big data in various domains of society.

Infrastructure Service

  • Urban planning (low-carbon cities, compact cities, smart cities, etc.)

  • Analysis of transportation-related big data

  • Architecture planning and design, living environment design

The research will focus on how to make use of information and communication technology in designing various forms of infrastructure in society and in managing cities and transportation.

Quality of Life

  • Improving quality of life through ICT

  • Industrial ecology and society

  • Management of local resources through analysis of human activities based on remote sensing and through the use of social capital

The research will focus on utilizing information and communication technology in the development of cities in terms of healthcare and community building, etc., and on realizing affluent living.

 

7. Benefits of the Graduate School as Told by Faculty Members

 

8. Admission Information for 2018 / 2019

8-1. Leaflet

 

8-2. Entrance Exam

 

8-3. INIAD GUIDEBOOK 2018

 

8-4. Introduction Video

9. FAQ

Q. I am already working. Will I be admitted?

A. It is possible to enroll in courses while working. We have an admission system called the preliminary exam exemption system that working applicants can use. Also, if your ability to take courses is limited due to time constraints imposed by your work schedule, etc., you may use our long-term study plan system or short-term completion plan system.

Q. Do you have any students who are also working?

A. We have six students who are already in the workforce as of May 1, 2018. At our graduate school, lectures are generally given twice a week and also at nighttime so students who are also working can complete the program in two years.

We have not finalized the class schedule for the next academic year; however, we will accommodate the needs of working students as much as possible when arranging the schedule.

You can watch video interviews with our working students on our website.

Q. Do I need to contact my future academic advisor before the entrance exam? How can I contact the advisor?

A. There is no need to contact your future academic advisor before the entrance exam. If you wish to consult our faculty members regarding course contents or research fields, please contact the Administration Section, Akabanedai Campus Office.

If you are applying for the doctoral program, please consult your future academic advisor before application in order to avoid a mismatch of research fields. Please contact the Administration Section, Akabanedai Campus Office if you cannot consult your future academic advisor in advance for reasons of distance, etc. Please consult/contact the academic advisor well in advance so that your application will not be impeded.

Q. Is there a minimum standard for the language score required in a “document to certify English skill,” which is one of the submission documents?

A. There is currently no minimum score requirement. Please submit certification of your acquired score (original document). Certifications must be dated within three years of the time of application.

Q. Can I look at past exams?

A. The past exams are available at the Administration Section, Akabanedai Campus Office, however, please do not make copies or take photos due to copyright-related reasons.

Q. Can I apply for the program if my highest educational qualification is junior college or a vocational school degree?

A. If you fall under any of the eligibility criteria listed in items (9) though (13) in 1. Master’s Program / Doctoral Program on page 3 of 2018/2019 Admission Guidelines for Graduate Schools (Course of Information Networking for Innovation and Design), please file for a preliminary review of your application eligibility. You cannot apply for the graduate school unless you pass this preliminary review.

 If you fall under 2: Doctoral Program on page 3 of 2018/2019 Admission Guidelines for Graduate Schools (Course of Information Networking for Innovation and Design), please file for a preliminary review of your application eligibility. You cannot apply for the program unless you pass this preliminary review.

Q. Where can I obtain a brochure for the graduate school?

A. The brochure is available in PDF on our website. We do not distribute the brochure by mail or at offices.

Q. Is the program designated under the Training and Education Benefits System?

A. The graduate school is a designated program under the Training and Education Benefits System. We will explain the procedure at an orientation session after enrollment.

 

Please contact the Administration Section, Akabanedai Campus Office if you have any questions.

Graduate School Office at the Administration Section, Akabanedai Campus Office
1-7-11 Akabanedai, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 115-0053
Email: ml-iniad-em@toyo.jp