Times fly since I entered the University of Tokyo. The two-year master course is unforgettable for me. Under the supervision of my professor, I was very enjoying my research activities. With the help of UTokyo Foundation scholarship, I can concentrate more on the research without any worries.
Now I am very happy to enter RIKEN for my PhD course. After graduation from doctoral program, I will work as an international physics researcher. High-speed, small, portable electronic equipment is the tendency for our smart society. To realize that, the development of memories is one the most important steps. My research on the ultrafast memory could promote the development of data storage technique. I hope what I learnt in the University of Tokyo could contribute for the promotion of the human world.
Great life in UTokyo
張 凱鹏 （チョウ ガイホウ）
It's my great honor to receive the scholarship. It helps me to concentrate on my researches about Artificial Intelligence (AI).
My research topic is about making a machine learning continually in the real world like a human, for example, using our daily life video log (Vlog) continually to upgrade a model to recognize what is happening in this world. I want to extend my researches to more and more applications to make our life more intelligent.
At the University of Tokyo, I meet many talented and friendly students and enjoy studying with them. Also, thanks to my supervisor always give me a lot of help and guidance in my researches. In the future, I will devote myself to more challenging researches.
I enjoy life in Japan. There are many places to relax and many beautiful natural and cultural landscapes. Japanese culture and customs are also very interesting. I hope to learn more about Japan in the future.
Utokyo empowered me to reach my dreams
ZHOU Yaxing （ゾウ ヤーシン）
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the scholarship and deeply appreciative of the support from Utokyo. The financial assistance provided is a great help to me to concentrate more of my time for studying.
The course at GraSPP has provided me with theories and practical tools to deepen and broaden my professional knowledge. With excellent research resources and valuable advice from professors, my research knowledge and skills have developed noticeably too. Utokyo also organized various activities for students to enjoy and gain new experiences. Life in school is wonderful.
Thanks to you, I am one step closer to reaching my education and career goals. Support from donors, professors, the staff of Utokyo make life brighter for me I hope that one day I will also be able to help students achieve their goal in the same way.
I am really grateful for the opportunity of receiving the “University of Tokyo international student scholarship”, that it helps me get through the difficult times during my research.
My research focuses on understanding the smallholder farmers’ decision-making of the sustainable soil management (SSM) practice in China. The SSM is promoted as an important integral component of the Sustainable Development Goals of food security (SDG-2) and climate resilience and mitigation (SDG-13). In the highest soil erosion regions of arid and semiarid northwest China, water resource deficits and farmland misuse have further exacerbated soil degradation. Therefore, understanding how farmers in diverse agro climatic zones perceive and respond to different SSM practices is important to the sustainable agricultural development in developing countries.
The University of Tokyo is such a great school that provides us with many opportunities including diverse courses, academic seminars and discussion forums. Also, I am really appreciate help from my supervisor and friends in here. My experiences in school not only broaden our vision, but also change my way of thinking. Changing our thinking pattern and minds is hard, but it’s important within growing divisions of the academic disciplines and society.
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.