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20125

Recruitment for 2014 is now CLOSED.

Program Report
20125
Summer Courses
In 2014 the University of Miyazaki will run two programs as follows. You can take one or two programs.
Ⅰ 'Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki': Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
20125
The Japanese language and Japanese culture classes are designed for students at any Japanese level. In addition to language training the program enables students to deepen their understanding of Japan by experiencing traditional culture such as tea ceremony and taking part in visits to archaeological sites and other places of interest.
The laboratory research class is designed for undergraduate students who wish to progress to postgraduate level. In lab, English will be the main language of instruction. It will take the form of lectures in small student groups delivered by relevant experts from the university’s academic staff. The topics addressed will be customized in accordance with the applicants’ research interests. For details of research topics, please visit the UOM website. If less than quota, class may not to be offered.
Ⅱ Training program on the conservation, management and use of genetic resources: a part of the curriculum for certification of genetic resource curator
20125
This program is one of the curricula for the certification of genetic resource curators who have expertise necessary for research into and the application of biogenetic resources, and are equipped with knowledge on laws necessary for providing a safe and secure society.
In this course, we provide opportunities for learning about conservation, management and use of genetic resources through lectures and practical exercises as follows;
  • Genetic Bioresources (lecture, 30 hours)
  • Role of genetic resources to society (lecture, 30 hours)
  • Essential bioinformatics (lectures, 30 hours)
  • Practice and method of model genetic resources (laboratory works, 90 hours)
We conduct this course in English.
This program is intended for master course students who may have basic knowledge of biology, molecular biology and genetics.
Program Schedule 2014
Ⅰ 'Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki': Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
July 12 - 13 Arrive in Miyazaki
July 14 Opening Ceremony and Orientation
July 14 - Aug. 1 Summer Courses
July 25, 26, 31 Field Trips and Activities
July 18 - 20 Home-stay
Aug. 1 Closing Ceremony
Ⅱ Training program on the conservation, management and use of genetic resources: a part of the curriculum for certification of genetic resource curator
Aug. 3 Arrive in Miyazaki
Aug. 4 Opening Ceremony and Orientation
Aug. 4 – 28 Training program
Aug. 28 Closing Ceremony
Course Components
Ⅰ 'Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki': Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
(1) Japanese Language Class approx. 15 hours; 1 credit [Basic Japanese I (Introductory Level)]
[Basic Japanese II (Elementary Level)]
[Basic Japanese III (Intermediate-Advanced Level)]
(2) Japanese Culture Class approx. 15 hours; 1 credit [Japanese Culture A]
(main language:Japanese)
[Japanese Culture B]
(main language:English)
(3) Laboratory Research Class approx. 30 hours; 1 credit [Medicine]
[Engineering]
[Agriculture]
Ⅱ Training program on the conservation, management and use of genetic resources: a part of the curriculum for certification of genetic resource curator
(1) Genetic bioresources approx. 30 hours;
(2) Role of genetic resources to society approx. 30 hours;
(3) Essential bioinformatics approx. 30 hours;
(4) Practice and method of model genetic resources approx. 90 hours;
The University doesn't approve any credits, but we issue a certificate of attending this program.
Availability
Ⅰ 'Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki': Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
30 students (There will be a selection process in the event of the Summer Course being oversubscribed.)
Ⅱ Training program on the conservation, management and use of genetic resources: a part of the curriculum for certification of genetic resource curator
10 students (There will be a selection process in the event of the Summer Course being oversubscribed.)
Conditions
In principle applicants for Laboratory Research Class should have a current academic record (within the last year) equivalent to GPA 2.5 or above and a minimum TOEFL score of 500 (with the exception of native English speakers, applicants registered at universities in English speaking countries and applicants for the Japanese Language Class.)
Fee
Ⅰ 'Learn about Japan and Miyazaki and University of Miyazaki': Japanese language, Japanese culture and laboratory research course
  • Course A: 70,000 yen (3 credits; Japanese, Japanese Culture and Laboratory Research)
  • Course B: 60,000 yen (2 credits; Japanese and Japanese Culture)
  • Course C: 60,000 yen (2 credits; Japanese / Japanese Culture and Laboratory Research)
Payment in full to be made on arrival – cash only (credit cards not accepted).
The above fee doesn't cover meal expenses and daily transport
Ⅱ Training program on the conservation, management and use of genetic resources: a part of the curriculum for certification of genetic resource curator
No charge to attend the program* (This program is supported by MEXT Japan until 2015.)
* Except transportation fee, food expenses, insurance premium and so on.
Accommodation
Guest House: Guest house is located in Kiyotake campus where 5-10 minutes away by bus from Kibana campus.
Room: Single, Twin, Triple
Depending on circumstances, we may not be able to guarantee preferred room type.
Application
  • Application Form(DOC, 99K)
  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Academic Transcript
  • One Letter of Recommendation
  • 3 photos (4cm x 3cm, taken within the last 6 months)
  • Proof of Foreign Language Proficiency (TOEFL or JLPT, etc.)
Please send applications to the Center for International Relations, University of Miyazaki.
Alternatively, if you are registered with a university that has an exchange agreement with Miyazaki, please send your application through the officer for international exchange at your home university.
Application Deadline
Recruitment for 2014 is now CLOSED.
Inquiry
Center for International Relations, University of Miyazaki
Tel : +81-985-58-7134 Fax : +81-985-58-7782
e-mail: ryugaku@of.miyazaki-u.ac.jp

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