Graduate and Research Students
Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences
The principal aim of the program of education at our graduate school is to teach students to master the skill of systematically acquiring knowledge and to develop advanced research abilities in mathematics and mathematical sciences. We train them to become active researchers at the forefront of all fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences. By providing a broad education in these fields, we also aim to nurture and develop the talent of young people who have the potential to become future leaders in various areas of society. Our school was established in 1992 to foster a culture of mathematics and the mathematical sciences from an international standpoint, as well as to contribute to the overall development of society. It is a unified graduate school for mathematics and related areas, with world-class faculty members who are active researchers in algebra, geometry, analysis and applied mathematics.
We currently offer six major courses in the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences. Besides our professors and associate professors, we have visiting professors and overseas visiting professors who conduct leading-edge research in all mathematical science fields, from algebra, geometry, and analytics to applied mathematics. Every year we are host to not only overseas exchange students, but over 150 researchers from around the world. We are truly an international mathematics hub. From undergraduate to graduate school education, our staff is fully in charge of mathematics education at the University of Tokyo, teaching as well as guiding research. Students conduct research in an independent and fulfilling environment, and after graduation are active in universities, research centers, all levels of government, finance and insurance industries, information fields, and many others.
As the forerunner of the Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, we were built up by numerous distinguished researchers and are now an international hub to conduct international research activities in mathematics. We invite researchers from businesses and private universities to teach with us, and we are fleshing out our applied mathematics education by pushing for collaboration with other elements of society. We are developing an actuary and statistics program in the Faculty of Science that will train students not only in math, but in actuarial and statistical sciences, which are directly connected to real world experience. We also established and developed the Tambara Institute of Mathematical Sciences in Gunma Prefecture, which is wholly operated by the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, as a venue for international researchers to meet and interact.
3. Required Japanese Level
More than the absolute minimum required for basic Japanese conversation
4. Applications Distribution/Application Period
Early June 2011 for both master's and doctoral coursework
Deadline for submission:
Master's: July 19 – July 25, 2011
Doctoral: January 5 – January 12, 2012
5. Type of Degrees
Master's degree: M.S. (Mathematical Sciences)
Doctoral degree: Ph.D. (Mathematical Sciences)
6. Special Selection for International Applicants
A separate application process is available for international applicants. Please contact the graduate school for details.
You will find information on degrees offered by the Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences on our website (http://www.ms.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index-j.html). Please contact the Registrar or International Exchange and Cooperation Office for more information on admissions.
Shimomeguro 3-8-1, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8914
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