Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University  College of International Management
   Position   Associate Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2015/09
Type Academic/Professional Meeting Proceedings
Title From PhDs to “Superleaders”—The Advanced Graduate Course on Molecular Systems for Devices at Kyushu University
Contribution Type Single Work
Journal Proceedings for the Japanese Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference International Session
Journal TypeJapan
Publisher Japanese Society for Engineering Education
Volume, Issue, Page 2015,pp.52-55
Author and coauthor Makino, E
Details Transforming graduate school education at the doctoral level has been an important policy initiative of the Japanese government. A policy report issued in 2011 called for a drastic enrichment of doctoral courses to deal with the misalignment of the competencies developed at graduate schools versus those that are required by industry. The Advanced Graduate Course on Molecular Systems for Devices at Kyushu University, is a five-year integrated doctoral course funded by Japan's education ministry that addresses these issues. The course challenges doctoral students to become global "superleaders" who drive innovation in both science and society. This paper introduces the key differentiating factors of the course and its curriculum to illustrate how a cross-disciplinary approach can benefit doctoral students in engineering and the sciences. The course is designed to encourage students to go beyond their comfort zones in order to gain the knowledge and skills required of R&D superleaders.
DOI 10.20549/jseeen.2015.0_52