Recruiting and nurturing young researchers and engineers to shoulder the future are just as crucial as the construction of research systems such as research facilities for the development of academic research, science and technology. We emphasize the nurture of young human resources mainly through a graduate education program to ensure a creative and fruitful future for space development technologies.
The former ISAS, one of the founding pillars of JAXA, accepted and trained graduates from national, public and private universities as an inter-university research institute. JAXA continues the tradition, with ISAS now taking the initiative in the graduate education program, designed for advanced education and research training through theoretical studies, observation data analysis, and cutting-edge R&D practices. While undertaking direct education of graduate students by participating in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies and the interdisciplinary chairs of the University of Tokyo, JAXA also accept graduates from universities across the country for practical education at the forefront of our research and co-operate with the Co-operative Graduate School System. Directly experiencing the world's latest research on large-scale projects, students become not only well versed in space science but also capable of project planning and development.
In addition, JAXA accepts and trains researchers and engineers from related national institutes and private enterprises as joint researchers or commissioned researchers to actively promote joint research, information sharing, and human resource exchange among institutes, universities, and enterprises.