A Next Generation of Researchers

The Next-Generation Researcher Development Program

Next-Generation Researcher Development Program

The Next-Generation Researcher Development Program (“The Program Coordinated with Graduate Schools to Foster a Next-Generation Researcher”) is a new program for next-generation researchers started on December 21, 2020, by the Asia-Japan Research Institute, Ritsumeikan University (AJI). We seek applications from Ritsumeikan University doctoral graduates who aspire to become "next-generation researchers."

Traditionally, research programs have depended on individual research projects. However, the aim of this program is to enhance the career-building skills of upcoming researchers. The Research Office website publishes the application guidelines annually during a specific period. For more information on the program, please visit the link: https://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/research/member/news/detail/?id=376. During the application period, information about this program will be available on the AJI website.

You can find a video on YouTube where Professor Yasushi KOSUGI, Director of the AJI, explains the program: https://youtu.be/6zK0dqfShP

Applicants can request a Q&A session with Director Kosugi during mid-November for the Next-Generation Researcher Development Program (On Zoom/Reservation required/ten minutes for each). Please contact the AJI Admin Office: aji-res@st.ritsumei.ac.jp

List of adopters for this program:

FY 2023

Name Graduating Faculty of the Adopter
Dr. NGUYEN Thi Thuong College of Science and Engineering
Dr. Ryo TSUNODA Graduate School of Sociology


Name Graduating Faculty of the Adopter
Dr. HO Thanh Tam Graduate School of Economics
Dr. Kazutaka, SOGŌ Graduate School of Letters


Name Graduating Faculty of the Adopter
Dr. JIN Chunyu Graduate School of Letters
Dr. XIANG Jingjing* Graduate School of Letters

* Dr. Xiang Jingjing is currently an assistant professor at the Asia-Japan Research Organization of Ritsumeikan University.