Human Resource Development

Features of Human Resource Development in this Center

1. Outcome-oriented educational program

This Center offers outcome-oriented educational programs and is conscious of the role that the people from it will play in society, aiming at producing a large number of young researchers who shall cultivate neuroscience in a new age. Further, we promote fostering human resources in new disciplines from Japan; researchers in the fields such as brain imaging diagnostics, mathematical neurosciences, mental illness diagnosis and treatment, and neuroeconomics, educators, and welfare/care workers, developers of new drugs, and health care devices, and health service workers who can link the advancements in neurosciences to society.

2. International educational research program

In order to raise people with a global view and a bold, challenging spirit, including graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and young researchers, this Center has the HASEKURA Fellowship that is a comprehensive international educational research fund for international support. Through it, Japanese graduate students can receive financial support for short-term study at an overseas cooperative university and attendance at or presentations to an international conference.

We will hold international symposiums domestically and overseas as a COE and offer space for international exchanges. Furthermore, we will invite top foreign graduate students and post-doctoral researchers who live inside and outside Japan to participate in this GBS course, and develop younger researchers.

How to Apply for a HASEKURA FELLOWSHIP(Word Document)

Hasekura Tsunanaga (named Hasekura Rokuemon Nagatsune in his childhood) was a retainer of Date Masamune, the lord of the Sendai Domain. In 1613 (early Edo period) he led a diplomatic mission consisting of 180 people called the Keicho Embassy and sailed to Europe. He accomplished a great achievement as meeting with the Pope in Rome in 1615. The Tohoku Neuroscience GCOE HASEKURA Fellowship, in his name, supports people who are trying to establish international careers.

3. Developing younger researchers

In order to encourage graduate students who can develop new fields by themselves, while seeking research assistants (RA) and training for a research leadership, we offer study expenses to support research for doctoral dissertations according to their performance.

The GBS young forum, which consists of graduate students and post-doctoral researchers, holds periodical exchange meetings, and provides an opportunity to present research for our young researchers, including graduate students, to study beyond their own field.

We address educational outreach activities in order to foster work-ready graduates who can play an active part in the industrial world, taking advantage of the knowledge of neuroscience and dispatch information about neuroscience to people.

In this educational research program, graduate students and post-doctoral researchers participate in exercises, such as simulations, in the GBS open lab, and have exchanges with citizens on brain science. They will grow into young researchers with a broad outlook.

Furthermore, we have positive exchanges with specialists invited from enterprises and from overseas to link brain science to society, and look for various career path possibilities. Also, we hold professional up-grade seminars.

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