## ■Policy and Objectives

Due to its universality, mathematics serves as a theoretical foundation common to many fields, including information science, social science, and natural science. The importance of mathematics as an infrastructure for science, technology, and society is nowadays more and more increasing, and there is a substantial need for human resources such as:
・having a broad perspective and education on the diversity and utilization of mathematics as well as deep expertise in mathematics

・having problem-setting skills and global communication skills supported by the universality, logical rigor, and creativity of mathematics.
Motivated from this background,

**Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences Innovation Course (MMSIC, in short)**

is launched as a common graduate course in April 2024, based on the results of Kyoto University Top Global University Project "Japan Gateway Program" Mathematics Unit.

MMSIC is designed as a career development course for graduate students majoring in the fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences, aimed at cultivating the ability to find new value by utilizing various fields of mathematics and developing human resources with a global and international perspective. MMSIC is offered in cooperation with the Department of Mathematics, the Research Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the Graduate School of Informatics, the Center for Innovative Research and Education in Data Science, and the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies. All graduate students majoring in the fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences are welcome to take MMSIC to enhance their careers in the future.

## ■Course description

There are two independent programs in MMSIC: "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (Development)", which focuses on classroom lectures, and "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (International)", which incorporates practical training.

Completion of MMSIC in the relevant program is ensured by fulfilling the completion requirements specified for the respective program, such as completing a certain number of subject credits. It is also possible to complete both programs. Course subjects include core, elective, and practical training subjects. Please see below for more information on how to join the course, completion requirements, and the details of each course subject.

**Eligible students of MMSIC:**

Graduate students majoring in the fields of mathematics and mathematical sciences in Kyoto University.**How to join MMSIC**

① Log in to Kyoto University‘s questionnaire system from**Common Portal for All Students**, select “Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences Innovation Course”, and fill out the forms within the period of the course registration.

② Register for the course subjects you want to take through KULASIS. ※1

③ Participate in the course orientation and take the course subjects.

**Course registration period**
April 2 (Tue.) - April 18 (Thu.) ※2

【Notice】

※1. If you are a graduate student not in the Graduate School of Science and want to take practical training subjects in “Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (International)" (i.e., “Seminar Management in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences”, “International Workshop on Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences”, and “Overseas Training in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences I, II”), please register for the subjects through "Auditing Courses in Other Faculties" at KULASIS. Please note that the registration period for "Auditing Courses in Other Faculties" in the first semester is from April 2 (Tue.) to April 12 (Fri.), which closes earlier than the standard registration deadline.

※2. Although there will be a course registration period also in the second semester, students are required to register for MMSIC during the above period (April 2 - April 18) if they want to take year-round subjects "Seminar Management in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences" and "International Workshop on Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences" or the first semester subject "Overseas Training in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences I".

## ■Course completion requirements

There are two independent programs in MMSIC: "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (Development)" focuses on classroom lectures, and " Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (International)" incorporates practical training. Completion of MMSIC in the relevant program is ensured by fulfilling the following completion requirements specified for the respective program.

**Common requirements for both programs：**

- Attend the course orientation※.

※A briefing session held in late April to explain the course outline, course model, etc. - Take at least one course subject offered by a graduate school other than your own.

**Requirements for "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (Expansion)：**

- In addition to the common requirements, fulfill the following 1.

*1. Obtain at least 1 credit from the core subjects "Global Lecture on Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences I, II, III, IV" and at least 7 credits in total with elective subjects.

**Requirements for "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (International)：**

- In addition to the common requirements, fulfill both
**a**and**b**below. **a**．Obtain at least 1 credit from the core subjects "Global Lecture on Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences I, II, III, IV" and at least 5 credits in total with elective subjects.**b**．Obtain credits for at least two of the following three practical training subjects*: "Seminar Management in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences," "International Workshop on Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences,"

"Overseas Training in Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences I or II”.

※Although these practical training subjects are offered by the Graduate School of Science, graduate students not in the Graduate School of Science can also take these subjects by registering for the subjects through "Auditing Courses in Other Faculties" at KULASIS.Please refer to **Practical Training Courses**for details.

## ■Certification of completion

- A certificate of course completion (for the relevant program) in the name of the president will be awarded to those who have obtained the necessary completion requirements for the program.

## ■Course subjects

- The course subjects in MMSIC are classified into three categories: core subjects, elective subjects, and practical training subjects. Practical training subjects are course subjects offered only for "Mathematical Human Resources Enhancement Program (International)" of MMSIC.For details on each course subject, please refer to
**Course Subjects**.

## ■Contact information

- For inquiries about MMSIC, please send an email to the SGU math office with the subject line "Questions about MMSIC”.

**SGU math office**
**050sgu[at]Kyoto-u.ac.jp**