During my master’s thesis, I wanted to work on my own research field more deeply, so I had made the decision to pursue a Ph.D. program. Also, I decided to participate in the IRTG/JGGE program because I was stimulated and motivated that this program was the best way to acquire international and academic perspectives and scientific knowledge. I had been involved in research as part of my doctoral program focused on enhancing electric motor performance. Throughout the course of my research, I needed not only a strong foundation in electrical engineering and electromagnetics but also knowledge in computation mechanics, finite element analysis, and relevant software expertise to optimize mechanical structures. Fortunately, through this Cotutelle program, I had the privilege of collaborating with M.Sc. Gabriel Stankiewicz, M.Sc. Chaitanya Dev, and under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Paul Steinmann. Together, we worked collaboratively on the computer-aided engineering and geometrical mechanical design optimization, advancing our research. Our research journey has yielded remarkable research outcomes, which have been consolidated into an academic paper and my doctoral thesis. Beyond the achievements, the opportunity to work alongside them has been an invaluable experience that I believe will shape my future as a researcher. Furthermore, I believe that my research has been greatly enriched by the opportunity to attend lecture courses and tutorials held by various famous professors, and witness presentations by Ph.D. students, all of whom shared insights from diverse fields that are far from my own expertise. In this context, the enthusiastic guidance provided by my German and Japanese supervising professors, coupled with ongoing conversations and discussions with the German project members, has significantly expanded the breadth of my research and propelled a remarkable improvement in my English language skills. Through these experiences, I deeply appreciate that I had been able to gain invaluable insights and experiences that would have been impossible to acquire through a doctoral program in Japan alone. Now that I have successfully completed the IRTG/JGGE program’s doctoral program, I am confident that a promising future as a researcher awaits me.
Choi Min uk（2019/10/1-2023/3/31）
I joined the JGGE program in 2020. Through this program, I have learned and grown a lot. First, my English skills have improved dramatically. At the beginning of the program, I was not confident in speaking English. However, as I progressed through the program and had more opportunities to speak in English, I gradually became more comfortable with English. Also, through the program, I was able to broaden my insights; by interacting a lot with friends from different countries during my participation in JGGE, I exchanged opinions with people who have very different cultures and values from those in Japan. This experience broadened my perspective and allowed me to have a more global viewpoint, as I was able to learn about different ways of thinking and living from Japan. Furthermore, it gave me an opportunity to think about my future, and through my contact with various themes and people at JGGE, I have come to realize that in my future I would like to be active not only in Japan but also in the world. With this experience, The JGGE project was an invaluable experience for me. I believe that I have learned and grown a lot during the project. I hope to use this experience to grow even more in my future life.
Md Ismail, Haque（2019/10/1-2022/3/31）
Motivation of doctoral research & JGGE Program: I think that it is a good opportunity to create joint researcher developmental progress. It can also help to promote more systematic academic exchange between universities and graduate schools in Japan and Germany by sharing update knowledge about. There is an attractive opportunity to learn and study more deeply scientific and advanced knowledge in a particular area by doctoral research.
Purpose for pursuing the doctoral program:
・To create technology leaders who can take challenges of the world and achieve skills and attitude to be responsible and thoughtful contributions to the society.
・ For outstanding research results such as the creation of new concept and new technologies in a particular topic.
・ To become renowned scientist who are international and have a broad perspective on various technologies and social trends and high research capabilities in any specific field.
・ Conducting joint researcher developmental activities in doctoral courses such as JGGE, FRIIS and FRIMS etc.
・ To promote more systematic academic exchange among different universities over the world, and build an international excellency by involving in the doctoral research.
・ Internationalizing and raising the standard of research for the benefit of humanity.