What is Research Exchange?
Research Exchange/Laboratory Internship Program gives students opportunities to work on research projects for a period of up to 1 year under the supervision of an SIT faculty member in a culturally diverse and vibrant academic/research environment. Students can pursue research topics of their choices at SIT while experiencing Japanese culture, by taking advantage of the flexible nature of non-degree programs.
Program Guideline AY2019-2020
Learn about SIT professors from the following URL link:
Nomination and Application procedure
Based on your program start month, complete STEP 1 and STEP 2 during the application acceptance period.
STEP 1: Have your university's coordinator to send a Nomination email to the SIT International Office. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
STEP 2: Apply through our online application form. Please check the "How to apply for SIT mobility program" before you start the application.
|Application Acceptance Period||
Program start month
|Nomination Period||Application Period|
|1st Entry||September 15 - October 15||October 15 - October 30||April, May, June|
|2nd Entry||January 15 - February 15||February 15 - February 28||July, August|
|3rd Entry||March 15 - April 15||April 15 - April 30||September, October, November, December|
|4th Entry||June 15 - July 15||July 15 - July 30||January, February, March|
Nomination and Application form
Solehah Jamilah Ismail (Malaysian)
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
My research is about the recognition of body gestures for rehabilitation with a monitoring system. The purpose of my research is to replace the therapist role by monitoring the patient with the system during rehabilitation. SIT provides many facilities for the students and has advance motion capturing systems that detect the 3D positions of human joints. Those systems help me in collecting data for my research. The research group here also has broad knowledge which is very valuable for me to further my research work. With new study environment and culture here, I enjoy doing my research in SIT. I have learnt a lot of new knowledge through discussion and lab work with professors and friends. I also have an opportunity to learn the Japanese language with new friends.
Anastasia Celli (Italian)
University of L'Aquila
My major is related to the study of traditional architecture in Japan. My aim is to survey and investigate common dwellings in order to understand ancient methods and techniques of buildings and recovering them when it’s possible. I already attended a workshop in Italy and in Tokyo with some students from Shibaura Institute of Technology so at that time I got a possibility to know many students and some Professors from SIT and receive precious information about the school which made me to do the good choice. Staff and professors are really the quality people and they provided for me all the instruments and tools to study here in the best way. They cared every aspect of my life and helped me in every situation.
Division of Global Initiatives
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