Opportunity for CLSU Graduate Students: 3-Month Internship Program in Bio-Industrial Sciences with University of Tsukuba

Submitted by Jawo Galicia on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:49


We are pleased to announce that we are currently looking for participants under Internship Program for Young Researchers in the Fields of Bio-industrial Sciences from October ~ December, 2017. Deadline for submission of application is on May 28, 2017.


Outline of program

Participating students:

  • will attend courses related with bio-industrial sciences offered by MSc programs in Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences 
  • will earn totally 12 academic credits if students attend all classes and pass final examination.  
  • will attend a seminar class which is opened specifically for this program and exchange knowledge and share experience regarding bio-industrial sciences with students from different countries. 


Course Schedule




Course information 

Appropriate Use of Genetic Resources <2 credits> 

<Course outline> In order to develop a sustainable farming system, the knowledge on appropriate use of the plan/animal genetic resources are essential. Based on the modern genetics and breeding theory, the present lecture covers following topics: 1) The methodology to explore, preserve and utilize local genetic resources, 2) The methodology to introduce suitable crops or new varieties to the local environment. 
<Instructors> Yoichi Yamaoka, Ryo Osawa, Hitoshi Miyazaki, Atsushi Asano, Atsushi Tajima, Junichi P. Abe, Yasuhiro Ishiga, Yasunori Fujita, Makoto Kawase 

Introduction to Sustainable Agriculture in Rural Areas <2 credits> 

<Course outline> This graduate course provides concepts and practices of sustainable agriculture in rural areas covering soil structure and fertility, sustainable water management, chemical application systems, site-specific management and decision support systems. The participatory rural appraisal for sustainable agricultural practices, supply and value chain analysis in agribusiness, and ICT planning in agriculture are core discussion topics. In addition, an innovative research project is also included for sustainable agricultural practices. 
<Instructor> Ahamed Tofael 

Concept of Sustainability Index <2 credits> 

<Course outline> This graduate course focuses on sustainability indicators covering maximum sustainable yield, ecosystems and development of sustainability indicators. The core topics include problem solving approaches, sustainability indicators in practices, project scenarios, logical frame works, concept diagrams, stakeholder’s participation and coalition, and systematic sustainability analysis. A project is included to develop the indices to demonstrate contemporary regional issues: Environmental Sustainability Index (ESI), Food Security Index, Vulnerability and Copping Strategy Index. Furthermore, graduate students will be assigned to develop a logical frame work for their research as an exercise of system approaches. 
<Instructor> Ahamed Tofael

Introduction to Food Science <2 credits> 

<Course outline> 

Introduction to Bio-resources <2 credits> 

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Food Functionality <2 credits> 

<Course outline> 

Debating Current Topics in Life Science and Engineering <2 credits> 

<Course outline> 
<Instructor> Nakao Nomura

Scholarship entitlements

  1.  > Tuition fee at University of Tsukuba as special study students. 
  2.  > Monthly stipend (80,000 JPY/month) for 3 months.

Overall Program Schedules


Students support in University of Tsukuba  

Program provides: 
  • > an internet account to use university WiFi for every students 
  • > a student status as ‘SPECIAL STUDY STUDENT’ with student ID card which can be used to access to university library, computer room and many other university facilities. 
  • > a single room at student dormitory (approximately 36,000 JPY/month, students has to cover the room rent using the scholarship.) 

Conditions for Qualification: 

Participating students;

  • > must be a graduate (MS) student at a partner university in the period from October, 2017 until December 31, 2017.
  • > are not receiving any other scholarship from Japanese government from October, 2017 until December 31, 2017. 
  • > must enroll into University of Tsukuba as a special study student at Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences. 
  • > must attend all the courses offered in this program (see ‘Course Schedule’ and ‘Course Information’).
  • > must arrive at University of Tsukuba between September 25th and September 28th, must leave University of Tsukuba between December 27th and December 31st. 

The program does not

  • make arrangement for participating students to conduct specific research studies or experiments in any laboratories in University of Tsukuba.
  • provide opportunity for participating students to attend any other courses (aside from those in the course schedule) in University of Tsukuba. 

Please submit the following at the CLSU International Affairs Office on or before May 28, 2017:

  • Accomplished Application Form, computer typed. Download here.
  • Transcript of Records: For MSc students (BS degree); For PHD students (MSc and BS degree)

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at clsuiao@clsu.edu.ph or message us on Facebook.