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*From Preliminary Project Seminars to Project Seminars
•Preliminary Project Seminars
Preliminary Project Seminars I
(Publicness) SAKIYAMA Haruo, IDA Hiroyuki, AMADA Josuke
(Life) SATO Tatsuya, TATSUZAWA Shiro, TSUCHIYA Takashi
(Socio-Cultural Symbiosis) SAKIYAMA Masaki, HARA Takehiko, YAMASHITA Yoshie
(Representation) NAKAMA Yuko, HIROSE Chisako, NAKAMURA Akinori

Preliminary Project Seminars II
(Publicness) SAKIYAMA Haruo, AMADA Josuke, SAKAI Takashi
(Life) SATO Tatsuya, TATSUZAWA Shiro, TSUCHIYA Takashi
(Socio-Cultural Symbiosis) SAKIYAMA Masaki, HARA Takehiko, YAMASHITA Yoshie
(Representation) NAKAMA Yuko, HIROSE Chisako, SAITO Akihiro

Preliminary Project Seminars III
(Publicness) TATEIWA Shinya, NISHIKAWA Nagao, GOTOH Reiko
(Life) KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki, ENDO Akira, MATSUBARA Yoko
(Socio-Cultural Symbiosis) NISHI Masahiko, WATANABE Kozo, Paul Dumouchel
(Representation) KAMBAYASHI Tsunemichi, AKAMA Ryo, UEMURA Masayuki


•Project Seminars
Public-mindness in the 21st Century
TATEIWA Shinya, NISHIKAWA Nagao, GOTOH Reiko
Life as an Issue
KOIZUMI Yoshiyuki, ENDO Akira, MATSUBARA Yoko
Possibilities and limitations
NISHI Masahiko , WATANABE Kozo , Paul Dumouchel
Tradition and technology in cultural representation
KAMBAYASHI Tsunemichi, AKAMA Ryo, HOSOI Koichi

•Purpose
From Preliminary Project Seminars to Project Seminars


Upon successfully completing the Preliminary Project Seminars, students enter into the research community.

Preliminary Project Seminars are offered from the second semester of Year 1. In principle, these seminars are taught by the faculty members in charge of the projects. The seminars focus on one theme per semester. From the second half of Year 2, students are required to give presentations as members of joint Preliminary Project Seminars, which consist of graduate students and several faculty members. Graduate students perform various research tasks in the seminars held by faculty members in charge of Preliminary Project Seminars, the joint Preliminary Project Seminars and the Project Seminars, the latter of which students participate in as associate members. At the end of Year 2, students are required to hand in and defend a Preparatory Doctoral Thesis.

In this way, the students, who come from different undergraduate backgrounds, receive a varied preparatory training through Year 2, after which they get the right to participate in projects as joint researchers.

Project Seminars feature experts from a wide variety of fields as both theme producers and project leaders. To promote interdisciplinary research, experts from various fields are invited to participate in the Project Seminars. Students are also obliged, as participating researchers, to report their research findings by contributing to the writing of the results of the project research itself, to the graduate school's bulletin, "Core Ethics", or to other academic journals, for example.

Each student submits a Doctoral Thesis in the final year. The thesis is based on a plan made jointly by the student and a faculty member. An individual's thesis research often differs from the the group project research.





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