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NAOJ forms the core of the Department of Astronomical Science of SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies). NAOJ also cooperates with the Graduate School of Science of the University of Tokyo to educate graduate students. In addition, graduate students from other universities study at NAOJ. Through these educational activities, NAOJ contributes to fostering the education of graduate students in a variety of leading research fields.

Department of Astronomical Science, School of Physical Sciences, SOKENDAI (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies)

The SOKENDAI, School of Physical Sciences, Department of Astronomical Science is a graduate school based at the National Institutes of Natural Sciences, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan.

The graduate school offers two programs: a five-year doctoral program for students holding a Bachelor’s degree, and a three-year doctoral program for graduates with a Master’s degree.

Department of Astronomical Science, School of Physical Sciences, the Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Course Organization

Optical and Infrared Astronomy Course

  • Ground-based astronomy
  • Optical and infrared telescope systems
  • Planets
  • The Sun, stars, and interstellar matter
  • Galaxies and cosmology

Radio Astronomy Course

  • Ground-based astronomy
  • Radio telescope system
  • Sun, stars and interstellar matter
  • Galaxies

General Astronomy and Astrophysics Course

  • High-precision astronomical measurement
  • Astronomy from space
  • Data analysis and numerical simulations
  • The Earth and planets
  • The Sun, stars, and interstellar matter
  • Galaxies and cosmology

Graduate Student Education Collaborators

  • Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
  • Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
  • Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University
  • Faculty of Science, Toho University
  • Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University
  • Graduate School of Science, Hiroshima University
  • Graduate School of Science and Engineering, HOSEI University
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Ochanomizu University