INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE AFFAIRS
The following activities are included:
- Publishing the introductory brochure to the “Graduate School of Energy Science”
- Supporting international academic cooperation on the innovative science
- Encouraging the exchange of scholars and students and the influx of foreign students
Agreements for Educational and Scientific Cooperation
The Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University has established exchange agreements with foreign universities and institutes to promote mutual cooperation on education and scientific research limited to the disciplines of energy science. Within mutually acceptable fields, the following general forms of cooperation will be pursued:
- Joint research activities
- Exchange of invitations to scholars for lectures and seminars, and participation in conferences, colloquia and symposia
- Exchange of scientific materials and information
- Exchange of faculty members and students for study and research
Currently, agreements with 19 foreign counterparts have been concluded in cooperation with the Graduate Schools of Engineering and Informatics respectively.
Exchange of Students
Since its establishment, the Graduate School of Energy Science has received students from various foreign countries, and at the same time has promoted short-term study abroad for the students in our school.
Moreover, the school provides postgraduate students and researchers with advanced learning and research opportunities on the development and practical utilization of new energy technology. The International Energy Science Course (IESC) Master’s Program teaches students about energy systems from abroad, cross-disciplinary perspective, along with in-depth understanding of their own major. The IESC Doctoral Program provides international students and researchers who have a Master’s degree an opportunity to further their studies. Refer to IESC for the details.
Exchange of Researchers
The Graduate School of Energy Science has invited visiting professors from abroad institutionally as teaching staff. They are elected as the most active researchers in various academic fields, who may collaborate with our staff and cultivate an international sense in students through English lectures. In addition, three young scholars from abroad have been placed as Lecturer and Assistant Professors respectively.
Individual departments and chairs have actively received researchers from various foreign countries such as China, Canada, Korea, the US, Austria, Denmark, Holland, and others. More than 100 researchers are dispatched to universities and research bodies abroad, contributing greatly to developments in academic research on energy science. In addition, a number of visits have been requested by foreign research institutions and Embassies for courtesy calls and inspection.