It’s a great honor for me to receive this scholarship which significantly lighten my financial burden. Thanks for this scholarship sincerely.
I’m a master student majors in physics and my research area is data analysis. Generally speaking, what I do is to use deep learning and machine learning to improve the sensitivity in neutrino mass hierarchy analysis.
As is known to all, the mass of neutrino is one thing that goes beyond standard model of particle physics which will reveal a more fantastic law than standard model. While we can not tell whether it is normal hierarchy or invert hierarchy because of the limitation of data volumes and sensitivity of analysis. I desire to make some progress in this area and extend human’s knowledge horizon in awesome subject which contain both macro and micro secretes.
Last but not least, Tokyo is a brilliant place with excellent people and dazzling landscape. Also, I’ve got a lot of help from my supervisor, lecture, classmates and friends in Tokyo. I can’t adopt to the life in Tokyo smoothly without their help. I’ve kept thousands of unforgettable experiences here. Wherever I will be in the future, I will deeply appreciate the splendid life in the University of Tokyo.
I felt extremely honored and excited to be able to receive the scholarship from the Support Fund for International Students, which reduced my financial burden greatly. With a better financial situation, I am able to focus more on my study and research.
Study at the University of Tokyo was definitely one of the best choices I've made in my life. With the interest of the culture of Japan, I came to study here after my graduation from university in China, becoming a first-year's master student in the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology. Currently, my research topic is to use knowledge graph to improve the performance of Question Answering task. i really appreciate that we have choices to choose whatever interests us to research. I would like to cherish this opportunity to challenge myself and to make more progress.
Once again, thank you for the scholarship from the Support Fund for International Students. I am committed to my education, and one step closer to my dream.
Receiving the “University of Tokyo international student scholarship” is really an honor for me and I am really thankful for this opportunity and for the support it provided to my research. Although in Europe PhD students are usually provided with a salary covering all or most of their expenses, it is rather difficult to find financial assistance in Japan, especially as a European student. Part-time jobs help to cover the expenses, but precious time for research is then lost. This scholarship greatly helped me financially and allowed me to focus on my research and my future career. In addition, I believe that being awarded with this scholarship rewards my efforts and my perseverance on scientific research and I am grateful for this recognition.
At the moment, my research focus on understanding the complex mechanisms found when humans move in large group (the so-called pedestrian dynamics). Although it is not possible to predict individuals’ behavior, when people move in large groups collective phenomena emerge and it becomes possible to investigate the crowd as a single entity. This type of research has been conducted for decades but there remain many mysteries and crowd accidents (such as stampede) are not completely understood yet. In particular, my research aim at developing some method to efficiently measure the degree of congestion in pedestrian crowds. One of the novel idea is to use smartphone or mobile devices to grasp an image on the situation of the crowd in large facilities. This can help preventing accidents and making pedestrian flow more smooth and comfortable. Considering the large crowds found in Tokyo and the upcoming Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, it appears clear that there is a need to manage crowds more efficiently and I hope my research will help in this regard.
It is an honor for me to be awarded 2015 annual scholarship (Tokyo Daigaku Gaikokujin Ryu-gakusei Shienkikin) for supporting the international student by the University of Tokyo, and it is also my duty to say the heartfelt thanks to the University of Tokyo!
In the year of 2015, what gratified us was Chinese and Japanese scientists jointly awarded the Nobel Prize, especially, the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine! That much more firmed my belief to study in Japan and that also much more strengthened my confidence to research in Japan!
The University of Tokyo is full of academic freedom, ideological emancipation, accordingly, here can be called as the hallowed academic halls. Thus, being able to study in the University of Tokyo is a great glory for my life!
Now, I am a doctoral student at the first grade of the medical Doctoral Programme in the Department of Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases, specializing in the research about the function of Pentraxin4 (Ptx4) and the treatment effect of bariatric surgeries. Although the task of learning is very arduous and the study is very hard , my everyday life in the University of Tokyo is very substantial and rich color!
In the future, whether to return home or to work in Japan, I will do my best to play a good role in the cultural exchanges, to deepen the friendliness between China and Japan so that to make China and Japan get common progress!
Meet the Better Me
胡 佳妮 （フー ジャニ）
I feel extremely honored and grateful for receiving this scholarship which has a significant impact on my financial wellbeing and boosts my confidence and inspiration to realize my dreams in studying in Japan. Being a part of the University of Tokyo has been one of the best experience of my life. I have chances to experience Japanese culture, have met some amazing people and have received great support at various times here at the University. Now I am studying for a Master's of Information Science and Technology, and doing research in multimedia and social popularity. I hope I will challenge and better myself in the future. I would like to thank the foundation for the continuing support for my life and study and taking me one step closer to my career goals.
Why I come here
叶 忠峰 （カノウ タダミネ）
It's my honor I could receive the University of Tokyo international student scholarship. This scholarship helps me to concentrate on my current study. Like the rice plant, everyday my knowledge grows up in 東大 soil, which established scientists' palace. After completing my master program of Fujian Normal University, I received the offer from my supervisor and decided to study here. When I came to Japan, I did not know anyone here and even a word of Japanese. I came here because I had a dream to be a scientist, who could contribute to society and solve the rice problem on the world. In future, I will devote myself to more challenging work in research and society. I hope more people can benefit from my study and the society will develop. I believe I can pursue more good research and idea under the University of Tokyo scholarship support.
From the speech at the Nagashima Scholarship Fund Party held on July 29, 2014.
"It is a tremendous honor to be selected as a recipient of the Nagashima scholarship. It is also a great privilege to speak as a representative of all the other recipients and to collectively express our gratitude.
"Personally I feel totally undeserving to be recognized for this award, as my achievements represents the collective efforts of numerous individuals ranging from the support of family and friends to the wise guidance of my supervisor. As recipients we are extremely privileged not only to receive financial support but also to have the opportunity of being able to follow in the footsteps of a pioneering individual such as Mr. Nagashima. Firstly, he was a pioneer of technology, having developed Computer-Aided Design (CAD) for applications in architecture. He also became a pioneering scholar seeking academic excellence by making the decision to study at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) at a time when foreign travel was far less common than it is now. Finally, he became a pioneer who embraced globalization and development after travelling to England to work at Applied Research of Cambridge Ltd. (ARC).
"It is by following in these footsteps that I have tried to model my own life. Despite never having been to Japan before, not knowing anyone here and not being able to speak a word of Japanese, I came to this country because I had this dream that one day, induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells could be used to treat patients and improve their quality of life. Since iPS cells are essentially Japanese technology, it seemed logical to embrace whatever challenges may be involved and move to Japan to learn from the people that invented it. Although I am a foreigner, I have great belief in the rich potential both in the form of human and technological resources that this country has to offer. I also firmly believe that the duty of a student is not only to learn but also to give back. Therefore, I would like to express my gratitude in the future by helping to promote Japanese scientific technology to other countries, whilst hopefully inspiring future generations of doing the same and to preserve the legacy forged by Mr. Nagashima."
Scholarship is not only about the amount of money I received.
It is about the recognition. Receiving scholarship meant that my accomplishments have been recognized, and it motivated me to study even harder and to pursue other life goals.
It is about the honor. To me, the fact that I am receiving scholarship is a great honor. Such honor helped me to gain faith in the future and enabled me to devote myself to my areas of study with more confidence and certainty.
It is about the security. I feel assured that throughout my four years of university life, I will not be financially troubled. Furthermore, it gave me more resources and time to enhance my experience and knowledge.
It is about the duty. The scholarship encourages me to return the knowledge I gained back to society. I want to help people who do not have the same opportunities as I had. Even though my power might be tiny in comparison to the world’s needs, I will give it my best shot.
Receiving scholarship has a large impact on students. It works as the catalyst for students’ success by improving their performance and motivating them to work toward a higher standard.