Program Director


Professor Yoshio Hisaeda
Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University
The “Development of Global Research Leaders in Molecular Systems for Devices and Establishment of an International Education and Research Center” is being implemented through Kyushu University’s four materials science subjects at the Faculty of Engineering, the chemistry subject at the Faculty of Sciences and the electrical and electronic engineering subjects at the Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering. This program is based on the cross-center education system constructed during the “Science for Future Molecular Systems” Global COE Program implemented by Kyushu University for five years between 2007 and 2011. In addition to this, we have been receiving strong support from world-leading corporations, autonomous bodies and related research institutions. Moreover, we are constructing an educational system that is both international and directly connected to industry-academia cooperation by further strengthening our ties with overseas research and educational institutions such as the Kyushu University California Office; Stanford University; University of California, Berkeley; University of California, Los Angeles; Yonsei University; Cambridge University; and imec. This is a new integrated 5-year program for challenging doctoral education. We will develop personnel who, together with the ability to execute research based on broad scientific knowledge and high level of English language ability suitable for international connection, have the ability to communicate based on their knowledge of different cultures and races as well as the management ability for the promotion of projects with an all-around vision. Our goal is to produce science and technology leaders who are strong, enthusiastic and energetic. We firmly expect students graduating from this program will go on to become truly top-class leaders deserving of the respect from others in the R&D environments, including the private sector corporations.