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Applied Science and Convergence Technology 2010; 19(6): 423-431

Published online November 1, 2010

Copyright © The Korean Vacuum Society.

Nanocommunication Design in Graduate-Level Education and Research Training

Tadashi Itoh , Hisazumi Akai , Seiji Takeda , Hisahito Ogawa , Satoshi Ichikawa , Masaaki Geshi , Masato Ara , Hirohiko Niioka


In order to teach the accumulated knowledge of nanoscience, nanoengineering and nanotechnology to graduate school students and young scientists with the sense of public engagement, Osaka University started from 2004 to prepare and offer various kinds of education and training programs such as trans-disciplinary graduate-school minor program, evening course refresher program, short-term international research training program, etc. It offers a series of lectures, partly broadcasted live to satellite classrooms. In addition, the students can join intensive hands-on training programs using modern facilities, allowing them to design, fabricate, measure, characterize and functionalize nanomaterials and nanodevices. In addition, there are four specially designed lectures and research training programs aimed for nanocommunication including social, legal and ethical relationship: “Nanotechnology Career-up Lectures”, “Social Engagement on Nanotechnology”, “Road Map Design on Nanotechnology”, and “Project- Aimed Learning and Training Programs (PAL)”. The outline of the whole programs is described together with the specialized programs for nanocommunication.

Keywords: Nanoscience,Nanoengineering,Nanotechnology,Graduate-level education,Research training,Public engagement,Nano-communication,나노과학,나노공학,나노기술,대학원 수준 교육,연구 훈련,대중 참여,나노소통

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