Advancing social innovation
through basic science

The Forefront Physics and Mathematics Program to Drive Transformation (FoPM) is a 5-year integrated Masters–Doctoral program that maximizes the potential of basic science specialists by providing them with the skills to exert a wide influence on scientific and social innovation.

Welcome to FoPM! We use state-of-the-art physics and mathematics to train basic science specialists who can also find solutions to real-world problems. Join us to work with world leaders in mathematics and the physical sciences and push through scientific frontiers to transform science and society!

Prof. Hitoshi Murayama, Program Coordinator

  • All-English Curriculum

    Complete all coursework entirely in English (no Japanese-language requirement to apply for the program)

  • Integrated Program

    Graduate from the program in 5 years with a Masters and a Doctorate in a basic science field

  • Financial Assistance

    Be appointed as a TAKUETSU Research Assistant and receive a monthly stipend of JPY170,000–JPY180,000

  • International Experience

    Collaborate with world-class researchers outside Japan (support available)

External partners

University of California, Berkeley; California Institute of Technology (Caltech); Harvard University; Princeton University; Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI); Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS); Seoul National University; Tsinghua University; Peking University; National Taiwan University; ETH Zürich; Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI); European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); École Polytechnique; École Normale Supérieure de Lyon; Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHES); Higher School of Economics (HSE) University; Nippon Steel Corporation; NTT; Macromill, Inc.