Seminars
RS Research Seminar Ⅲ
RPW2 Research Paper Writing Ⅱ
GVL ICT Global Venture Laboratory
EFP Effective Academic Research Presentation Seminar

1. Research Seminar Ⅲ

  • Period: Throughout the year
  • Standard academic year: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year
  • Required or elective: Required
  • Number of credits: 6

Register for Research Seminar Ⅲ at the time of admission and the evaluation will be given at the end of the semester in which the student wish to complete the degree.
The Student Affairs Division will handle the course registration on your behalf.

Students will be required to report what they did in the seminar to the Dean of the Graduate School at the end of each year along with the report form.
Students will be evaluated at the end of the semester in which the students wish to complete the degree by their research advisor(s) based on research activities throughout a year and seminar activities and presentations made in their laboratory, etc.


【1-3-m08】 Report for Research Seminar Ⅲ
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Students who have been approved for early completion at the Graduate School Faculty Assembly must organize a "Research Presentation by a Student Approved for Early Completion" (hereafter 'Research Presentation').
The Review Presentation must be conducted after the approval of early completion and before a preliminary review.

Students must pay attention to matters described below when conducting a Research Presentation.
- This presentation, as part of Research Seminar Ⅲ, shall be conducted from a different perspective from doctoral dissertation review and focus on methods and processes to achieve research goals.
- Students must prepare and submit a report on their presentation to the Dean of the Graduate School after obtaining the approval of their research advisor.

Contents to be included in the report:
- Date and time of the presentation meeting (implemented date, starting and ending time, venue)
- Attendees (names of research advisor and planned preliminary review referees, number of other professors and students)
- Outline of research and evaluation result of the presentation
- Other information (comments and advice from professors who attended, etc.)
* Presentation materials (slides, etc.) must be attached to the report

Research advisors must pay attention to matters described below when conducting a Research Presentation.
- Research advisors must participate in these Research Presentations, and request two faculty members assigned to the UoA Graduate School to join these Research Presentations as referees.
- Research advisors shall invite as many participants as possible to the Research Presentations by giving adequate notice to faculty members and students who are interested in the research themes.
- Research advisors shall instruct students to review their future research plans in line with comments from professors who attended.

2. Research Paper Writing Ⅱ

  • Period: Throughout the year
  • Standard academic year: 1st year, 2nd year, (3rd year)
  • Required or elective: Elective
  • Number of credits: 2

This provides general ways and skills of writing research papers to be accepted from the major journals.
Students, if they select Research Paper Writing, will register the course during the registration period for Quarter 1. Deregistration period will be by the end of Quarter 1.
This will be held once a month and be arranged based upon coordination of instructors' and students' schedules.
Students will be evaluated at the end of Quarter 4.

3. ICT Global Venture Laboratory

  • Period: Throughout the year
  • Standard academic year: 1st year, 2nd year, (3rd year)
  • Required or elective: Optional
  • Number of credits: 2

This seminar provides opportunities to learn about global business from CEOs and engineers of the Silicon Valley, and students can gain the basic knowledge necessary for starting up global ventures in advanced ICT field.
This seminar is also collaborating with the Silicon Valley Internship Program. Registered students are strongly recommended to participate in this program for two weeks in conjunction with the seminar.
Students will be evaluated at the end of Quarter 4.

* "ICT Global Venture Laboratory" is a course of the Master's program, but Doctoral students can also register. In case Doctoral students earn its credits, they are counted as optional credits. In case students who earned credits of this seminar during the Master's program enter the Doctoral program, those students are not permitted to register this seminar at the Doctoral Program.

4. Effective Academic Research Presentation Seminar

  • Period: Quarter 4
  • Standard academic year: 1st year, 2nd year, (3rd year)
  • Required or elective: Elective
  • Number of credits: 2

Students will learn how to prepare effective presentation materials and deliver speeches. This course will help students to improve their skills in making presentation in English. Just as other regular courses in Quarter 4, students register this seminar during the designated registration period through the administration system. Please check the time schedule and the class room for Q4 on the web below. Students will be evaluated at the end of Quarter 4.

* "Effective Academic Research Presentation Seminar" is a course of the Doctoral program, but Master's students can also register. When Master's students earn its credits, they are counted as credits of seminar courses of the Master's program required for program completion. In case students who earned credits of this seminar during the Master's program enter the Doctoral program, those students are not permitted to register for this seminar at the Doctoral Program. Moreover, credits earned during the Master's program are not counted towards credits required for the completion of the Doctoral program.