Spring 2024 Join instructions

Registration procedure

1. Participate in the first class

The 1st and 2nd Joint Meeting of 2024 Spring Semester will be held at θ Building on the 4th, 5th period of April 11th (Thursday), April 18th (Thursday) respectively. If you are planning on joining the Joint Research Project, we urge you to attend as it contains important information on joining the project. The meeting will be held on campus at θ Building. Newcomers should attend in person at θ (Theta) Building.

Check here for first class materials.

2. Complete course registration

If you decide to join our lab, please register for the joint research project by submitting course registration to the Office of Academic Affairs. You may register for any combination of professors from the research lab: Murai, Nakamura, Kusumoto, Takashio, Van Meter, Uehara, Mitsugi, Nakazawa, Tezuka, Takeda, or Okoshi (except "Minamata studies" held on Tue. 5th period by Keisuke Uehara). Additionally, even if you are unable to participate in the joint research lab meeting sessions, you still may be able to participate in the joint project, so please contact us separately.

Activities in the Joint Project

1. Participate in classes

The first class of the 2024 Spring semester will be conducted on Thursday, April 11, 2024, during the 4th and 5th periods. There will be explanations about the joint research project and introduction of individual research groups (KGs), so please be sure to participate.

There are other times RG as a whole may meet during the semester, so all students are expected to keep Thursday 4th and 5th period available. If you are unable to for unavoidable reasons, be sure to consult your desired KG and the rg-coordinator group in advance.

2. Participate in KG meetings

The Joint Project consists of several KGs that have their own activities. Each KG has its own research subject, and holds weekly meetings to talk over research progress, future plans and so forth. Newcomers will choose their desired KG during this semester. You may participate in any KG meeting until you officially decide which one to join. It is up to you whether to attend the same KG meeting every week, or to check out several KGs; however, we do encourage you to try several KGs in order to find one that truly matches your interests.

3. Join a KG (research group)

Newcomers will decide their KG during the first half of this semester. Further details will be explained during the first class. You may apply for the desired KG as soon as you make the decision, however you must consult the KG leader beforehand. Detailed procedures on joining a KG will be explained later as well. Once you join a KG, you will attend that particular KG’s meeting every week, so you do not need to inform us about meeting participation, which is written under step 2.

About our activities in RG

See here


Course Completion for First-Year Students

SFC exceptionally allows first-year students to participate in research projects. For joint projects, students who are motivated and interested in the project are basically allowed to take part in the project from their first year.

Course Requirements

The joint project has no course restrictions regarding prerequisite classes or prerequisite knowledge. There are no prerequisite courses or prerequisite knowledge requirements. Students who have never used a computer before are welcome to take the course, as we will provide guidance to help you acquire skills and knowledge after you join the research project. We welcome students who are motivated and proactive, regardless of their skills.


If you have any questions, please contact us at here.