In NAIST, autumn doesn’t officially start without cosplayers running around campus. This is the time of the year when we cramp leg muscles and ooze creative juices, for activities other than research! Last November 6 marked the 24th Yoshikawa Cup, NAIST’s annual costume road relay race.
First, let’s get the name straight. It goes by many … Continue Reading ››
At NAIST, the Victorian tradition of afternoon tea time
has taken on a different meaning and purpose. Unlike the conventional scones, biscuits, or cakes, this Tea Time includes some light snacks from different parts of the world.
NAIST Tea Time, according to the Division for Global Education
(DGE), is a "casual, interactive, and educational event … Continue Reading ››
Several faculty members and students from the NAIST Division of Materials Science attended the 79th
JSAP (Japan Society of Applied Physics) Autumn Meeting held at Nagoya Congress Center last September 18-21, 2018. The JSAP organizes two annual technical meetings during the spring and autumn seasons. About 6,000 participants joined this year’s autumn meeting with almost … Continue Reading ››
Jugoya, the night of the full moon, is the traditional custom of celebrating the autumn harvest.
What to do on a weekend in Nara Prefecture? I would argue that a good soak after a good hike is the best way to go. This time, we head east!
I recently joined another bus tour, organized by the awesome staff at Nara Prefecture International Exchange Saloon
. Together with students from Tenri University, we … Continue Reading ››
Just in time for leaves to slowly turn from green to orange, another fall term starts afresh. This year, NAIST is all set to welcome new international students as the Center for International Students and Scholars (CISS) steps up in making them feel at home by launching the International Student Ambassador Program. This program is specifically … Continue Reading ››
The job-hunting procedure in Japan is known to be rigorous and taxing.
The ancient capital of Japan, Nara, is a treasure trove of rich culture, tradition, and sites that are accessible from NAIST. I recently joined a bus tour organized by the Nara Prefecture International Exchange Saloon
, which made it incredibly affordable and convenient for NAIST students like me. This tour brought us, a large group … Continue Reading ››
Taking a post-graduate degree can be challenging... if you drown yourself in classes, seminars, meetings, and exams. But life doesn't need to be harsh and lonely! NAIST has its fair share of clubs which can help the students widen their social network outside of their lab and have a well-balanced experience, rather than solely focusing on … Continue Reading ››
(Featured photo provided by International Student Affairs staff)
How do you start your new life at NAIST? Becoming a new student at a new university is like beginning a new chapter of a book. A lot of people learn new skills from classrooms. They also gain new experiences from their new friends. Many students know more about … Continue Reading ››