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Academic Education Environment

We are working to improve the research environment necessary for young researchers.

Economic support: Associate researcher support system

The associate researcher support system is a system for SOKENDAI students to carry out NAOJ’s research projects, to promote research activities effectively, to enhance the research system, and to hone their skills in order to carry out their research as young researchers.

All SOKENDAI students are eligible for this system. When a student is adopted, the student will receive research support expenses ranging from 60,000 yen to 100,000 yen per month. The benefits period is from the second semester of the first year in the first half of the doctoral program until the completion of the second half of the doctoral program.

Overseas travel fund

The average number of times a student in the SOKENDAI Department of Astronomical Science travels overseas for observations or attending academic conferences is 1.8 times in three years. The overseas travel fund system began for this reason.

Use of research facilities

Students can use basic research facilities such as a student’s office, books, and computers.

Mental health services

The available mental health services are face-to-face counseling (once a month) and email counseling services (for all of SOKENDAI).


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