The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, School of Physical Science,
Space and Astronautical Science

SOKENDAI Asian Winter School 2013
--- Science Eyes and Minds towards Cosmic Horizon ---

The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai) provides intensive course and laboratory training to applicants, in cooperation with five departments of School of Physical Sciences (Space and Astronautical Science, Fusion Science, Structural Molecular Science, Functional Molecular Science, and Astronomical Science).

The purpose of this program is to make the better use of the high-level research and educational content of Sokendai for educating undergraduates, graduates, and young researchers in Asian countries as well as those in Japan.

Under the main theme 'New eyes to explore the world', the Department of Space and Astronautical Science and the Department of Astronomical Science will open the joint winter school entitled 'Science Eyes and Minds towards Cosmic Horizon'.

Programs of past Asian winter schools can be found from these link pages:
2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012



November 11(Monday) until 15(Friday), 2013

We will open our winter school at two different campuses in series. You can participate in both of them.


From November 11 (Monday) until 13 (Wednesday)
 Sagamihara Campus,  Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
 3-1-1, Yoshinodai, Chuo-ku, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 252-5210 Japan

From November 13 (Wednesday) until 15 (Friday)
 Mitaka Campus, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ)
 2-21-1 Osawa, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8588 Japan


The course consists of:

Timetable of the lectures and events (Updated 2013/10/23)


All lectures will be given in English

Transportation and Accommodation expense

Sokendai will grant you the following expenses:

However, the expenses for the domestic participants will be partially granted from Sokendai.

Contact / inquiry


Qualification requirements

Undergraduate or Graduate Students, or Young Researchers of Asian Nations (including Japan).

Deadline for Application

August 2nd, 2013
*Application period has passed.

How to Apply

Fill out the application form and send it by Email to the above contact address.


Related Academic Event

12th International Symposium on Origin of Matter and Evolution of Galaxies (OMEG12)

OMEG12 is to be held at the International Congress Center at Tsukuba in the next week of November 18 (Mon.) - 21 (Thu.), 2013. Those who are interested in this symposium are advised to contact OMEG12 secretariat: