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Careers After Graduation

This page presents students’ post-graduate careers. This page includes students ranging from those who entered in 1992, when NAOJ started to accept SOKENDAI Department of Astronomical Science students as an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation, to students who graduated in March 2017.

Employment after graduating from SOKENDAI

The number of students who entered, graduated, and were hired by year

The total numbers of students who entered, graduated, and were hired by year are shown below.
The following graph shows the numbers of students ultimately graduating and finding employment among those who entered in that year.
* All the data are as of March 2017.


The number of students who entered, graduated, and were hired by year
Year Entered # Entered # Graduated # Hired
1992 9 7 5
1993 5 2 2
1994 14 9 6
1995 9 7 7
1996 6 6 6
1997 9 8 8
1998 6 6 6
1999 6 5 5
2000 4 4 4
2001 4 4 3
2002 5 2 2
2003 5 2 2
2004 9 6 5
2005 8 7 6
2006 8 1 0
2007 8 7 7
2008 7 5 5
2009 5 2 4
2010 3 2 2
2011 10 5 7
2012 8 6 7
Total 148 103 99

Break down by place of employment, full-time/part-time employment

The following pie charts show the employment status of students who entered and/or graduated from SOKENDAI. The detailed numbers of people and major hiring institutes are shown in the tables below.


就職先グラフ

Year Enter-
ed
# Hired Full-time Part-time
Japanese Overseas Japanese Overseas
NAOJ University Research Institute Public Observatory Company Nonprofit Organization University Research Institute NAOJ University Research Institute University Research Institute
1992 5    3    1    1               
1993 2     1             1      
1994 6   1 2   1             1 1
1995 7 2 1 2   1   1            
1996 6 1 1 1    1     1 1        
1997 8   1 2   1     1 1   1   1
1998 6   1   1     2 1      1    
1999 5 1 1     1   1       1    
2000 4     1   1   1     1      
2001 3     1     1   1          
2002 2                 1   1    
2003 2                 1     1  
2004 5     1         1 2   1    
2005 6   2             2 2      
2006 0                          
2007 7         1   1   2    1  1  1
2008 5 1 1     2 1      
2009 4         3   1        
2010 2 2                    
2011 7 1 1     3 1   1        
2012 7 1 2 1 1 1 1      
Total 99 8 15 12 2 15 4 8 6 12 5 6 3 3

Major Employers

University (Japanese) Research Institute (Japanese) University (Oversea) Research Institute (Oversea)
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI) National Astronomical Observatory of Japan Montana State University Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy
The University of Tokyo Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency The Catholic University of America University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
Tokyo Institute of Technology Riken Stanford University NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Waseda University National Museum of Nature and Science, Tokyo University of Western Ontario U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Hosei University National Institute for Environmental Studies Nanjing University Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Nagoya University National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology Beijing Normal University Purple Mountain Observatory
Hokkaido University of Education National Institute of Information and Communications Technology The University of Hong Kong Shanghai Astronomical Observatory
Ibaraki University National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences Graduate Institute of Astronomy, National Central University National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics
Yamaguchi University Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Princeton University Istituto di Radioastronomia, INAF
Kyoto Sangyo University National Institute of Polar Research Heidelberg University National Meteorological Satellite Center
Kyoto University The Institute of Statistical Mathematics University of California Santa Cruz  
Kobe University Gunma Astronomical Observatory  
Tsukuba University of Technology Japan Spaceguard Association    
University of Hyogo      
Japan Women's University      
National Institute of Technology, Kisarazu College      
Hokkaido University      
Ehime University      

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