What's New

May.18, 2016
The dates for the Final Examination (FE) have been set.
May. 9, 2016
Briefing Session on the ALPS Course for the M1 students
Apr.25, 2016
Application for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2016 (Round 2)
Mar.18, 2016
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students) will be announced.
Mar. 8, 2016
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from January to March, 2016)
Mar. 4, 2016
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Jan.27, 2016
Application for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2016 (Round 1)
Jan.14, 2016
The dates for the Qualifying Examination have been set.
Dec.21, 2015
Guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2016 have been released.
Dec.14, 2015
ALPS Course applications soon to open
Oct.23, 2015
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) for the Academic Year 2016 have been released.
Sep.24, 2015
The Results of the Final Examination (ALPS Course D3 Students enrolled in the program from February, 2012 ) will be announced.
Sep.11, 2015
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from July to September, 2015)
Sep. 7, 2015
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science(ALPS)
Jun.12, 2015
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from April to June, 2015)
Jun. 8, 2015
ALPS Course applications soon to open
May.29, 2015
The dates for the Final Examination have been set.
Apr.27, 2015
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science(ALPS) for the Academic Year 2015 have been released.
Apr.10, 2015
Briefing Session on the ALPS Course for the M1 students
Mar.20, 2015
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students) will be announced.
Mar.18, 2015
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from January to March, 2015)
Mar. 3, 2015
Guidelines for the ALPS International Internship Program for the Academic Year 2015 have been issued. The deadline for applications is March 18, 2015.
Feb.23, 2015
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) 2015
Jan.28, 2015
The dates for the Qualifying Examination have been set.
Dec.19, 2014
ALPS Course applications soon to open
Dec.15, 2014
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from October to December, 2014)
Dec. 9, 2014
Guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2015 have been released.
Nov. 5, 2014
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science forthe Academic Year 2015 & 2016 have been released.
Oct. 21, 2014
The 3rd Forum for Prof. John L. Hall and Young Research Careers Oct. 24,2014
Sep. 29, 2014
Guidelines for the FURUKAWA ELECTRIC INTERNSHIP PROGRAM have been issued.
Sep. 22, 2014
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students enrolled in the program from April 1, 2014) have been announced.
Sep. 22, 2014
The Results of the Final Examination (ALPS Course D3 Students enrolled in the program from March, 2012 ) have been announced.
Sep. 16, 2014
Call for participation : The 3rd Forum for John L. Hall - a Nobel laureate in physics- and Young Researchers
Sep. 10, 2014
Reporting on Your Academic Progress from July to September, 2014
Sep. 2, 2014
ALPS Course Acceptance Ceremony to be held on October 3rd, 2014
Aug. 27, 2014
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science(ALPS)
Jun. 11, 2014
ALPS Course applications soon to open
Jun. 11, 2014
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from April to June, 2014)
May. 26, 2014
The dates for the Final Examination have been set.
May. 16, 2014
Guidelines for the ALPS International Internship Program for the Academic Year 2014 (2nd semester) have been released.
Apr. 25, 2014
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) for the Academic Year 2014 have been released.
Apr. 21, 2014
Briefing Session on the ALPS Course for the M1 students
Mar. 20, 2014
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students) will be announced.
Mar. 17, 2014
Revised guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2014(Second Semester) have been issued.
Mar. 11, 2014
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from January to March, 2014)
Feb. 26, 2014
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) 2014
Jan. 21, 2014
The dates for the Qualifying Examination have been set.
Jan. 17, 2014
ALPS team won Next Visionary Award for Excellence at the Leading Forum 2013.
Dec. 26, 2013
Application for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities for the Academic Year 2014 (1st Semester)
Dec. 13, 2013
ALPS Course applications soon to open
Dec. 10, 2013
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from October to December, 2013)
Dec. 4, 2013
Guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Study/Internship Program for the Academic Year 2014 have been released.
Oct. 28, 2013
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science for the Academic Year 2014 & 2015 have been released.
Sep. 25, 2013
Orientation for Lecture on Advanced Photon Science III to be held on Oct. 4th.
Sep. 11, 2013
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from July to September, 2013)
Sep. 2, 2013
ALPS Course Acceptance Ceremony to be held on October 4th, 2013
Aug. 30, 2013
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Jun. 12, 2013
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from April to June, 2013)
Jun. 11, 2013
ALPS Course applications soon to open
May. 8, 2013
Revised guidelines for the ALPS course for the Academic Year 2013 have been issued.
Apr. 26, 2013
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science(ALPS) for the Academic Year 2013 have been released.
Apr. 19, 2013
Briefing Session on the ALPS Course for the M1 students
Apr. 16, 2013
Leading Graduate School Doctoral Program Forum 2012
Mar. 26, 2013
Marubun Special Symposium on "The cutting edge of Photonics and Electronics Convergence" to be held on May 9th.
Mar. 25, 2013
Reporting on Your Academic Progress (from January to March, 2013)
Mar. 21, 2013
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students) will be announced.
Mar. 4, 2013
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Feb. 22, 2013
The dates for the Qualifying Examination have been set.
Nov. 29, 2012
Guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Study/Internship Program for the Academic Year 2013 have been released.
Oct. 29, 2012
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science for the Academic Year 2013 & 2014 have been released.
Oct. 12, 2012
A Global COE seminar by Professor Ulrik Andersen (DTU) to be held on Oct. 17th.
Oct. 1, 2012
The 2nd Forum for Dr. John L. Hall and Young Research Careers
Oct. 1, 2012
The 1st ALPS course student networking event
Oct. 1, 2012
ERATO Seminar by Professor Antoine Kahn, Princeton University, to be held on Oct. 1st, 2012.
Sep. 14, 2012
Additional Call for the ALPS Overseas Dispatch and Other Activities
Sep. 14, 2012
ALPS Course Acceptance Ceremony to be held on October 5th, 2012
Sep. 14, 2012
The 1st ALPS course student networking event will be held on Sept. 24th from 16:00.
Sep. 3, 2012
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Sep. 3, 2012
Additional Call for an Intensive Course "Innovation Management: Introduction to Innovation"
Aug. 2, 2012
Announcing an Intensive Course "Innovation Management: Introduction to Innovation"
Jun. 19, 2012
ALPS Course applications soon to open
Jun. 6, 2012
To ALPS Course Students(Reporting on Your Academic Progress)
May. 25, 2012
Admission guidelines for prospective international students entering the PhD Course in October 2012/the Master Course in April 2013 have been released.
May. 22, 2012
Admission guidelines for prospective international students entering the Master Course in April 2013 have been released.
May. 9, 2012
Briefing Session on the ALPS Course for the M1 students
May. 1, 2012
Guidelines for the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) for the Academic Year 2012 have been released.
Apr. 25, 2012
Guidelines for the ALPS Overseas Study/Internship Program for the Academic Year 2012 have been released.
Apr. 6, 2012
ALPS Course Acceptance Letters have been issued.
Mar. 22, 2012
The Results of the Qualifying Examination (ALPS Course M1 Students) have been announced.
Mar. 8, 2012
To ALPS Course Students (Reporting on Your Academic Progress, TA Assignment Report)
Mar. 6, 2012
ALPS Course Acceptance Ceremony to be held on today, March 6th 2012.
Mar. 2, 2012
Secondary supervisors have been assigned to the ALPS course students (Master's Course 2nd year students) of Academic Year 2011.
Feb. 27, 2012
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Feb. 24, 2012
The dates for the Qualifying Examination have been set.
Feb. 14, 2012
Secondary supervisors have been assigned to the ALPS course students (Master's Course 1st year students) of Academic Year 2011.
Feb. 6, 2012
Acceptance Ceremony for Master's Course 1st year students entering the ALPS Course in the Academic Year 2011
Feb. 1, 2012
Comment on the result of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (Master course 1st year) selection
Jan. 31, 2012
ALPS Course Acceptance Ceremony to be held on February 2nd, 2012
Jan. 31, 2012
Selection Results of the Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)
Dec. 27, 2011
Website opened.

Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS)

About ALPS

The Advanced Leading Graduate Course for Photon Science (ALPS) is part of the MEXT "Program for Leading Graduate Schools" which aims to "revolutionize graduate school education by developing world-class, quality-controlled academic degree programs, where learning is achieved with no walls limiting academia away from industrial and governmental sectors, and with coherency between the Master's and Doctoral programs, in order to turn competent students into perceptive and creative global leaders in all realms of industry, academia and government." *)

The ALPS course is provided through the joint efforts of the Graduate School of Science and the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo. It is a graduate course whose objective is to foster Doctors of Philosophy with wide-ranging interdisciplinary viewpoints and the ability to apply their knowledge, by mobilizing several cutting-edge research fields of fundamental science, speared together by one common theme: frontier photon science. We seek to provide the industrial academic and governmental arenas with doctoral graduates who possess the following leadership qualities:

Industrial:
Those who drive forward a stronger industry by paving the way for global and open-ended innovations
Academic:
Those who lead the creation of new knowledge and the exploration of integrated research fields
Governmental:
Those who use their sophistication in science and technology to take charge of policies addressing challenges that we face as a whole human society

The field of frontier photon science, characterized by its fundamental, innovative, and transverse nature, holds a great potential not only in the realm of fundamental science but also in technologies for social infrastructure. In recognizing this strength, ALPS offers an education program that takes away the boundaries of specific research fields such as physics, chemistry, or biology, so that students can achieve specialized fundamental training in areas beyond their respective fields, as well as cultivate comprehensive methods for innovation and task-based application of knowledge. With the cooperation of industries relating to photon science, we also prepare a liaison platform of academic-industrial education, whereby topics of frontier photon science are taught through coursework (both lectures and laboratory sessions) integrating fundamental and applied science fields. This interdisciplinary learning environment will give students from various disciplines a high level of specialization, a flexible, creative viewpoint that allows them to cross research field boundaries, and effective leadership abilities.

By setting up this program, we hope to establish a new learning environment to prepare competent students for their global futures as doctoral graduates in not only academic but also industrial and governmental careers.

*) See the following pages on JSPS and MEXT websites (both in Japanese) for further information on the MEXT "Program for Leading Graduate Schools."