Q1What is the difference between mathematics studied at the Mathematical Institute and mathematics studied in high school?

Q2 How do I study in the Mathematical Institute? What is the merit of studying at the Mathematical Institute in graduate studies?

Q3 What subjects do I study at the university mathematics department?

Q4 In what order will I study mathematics courses at the university mathematics department?

Q5 What is interdisciplinary education?

Q6 What is a seminar?

Q7 I got better grades in high school mathematics than other students. Can I learn mathematics well in the university mathematics department?

Q8 What is important for studying at the Mathematical Institute?

Q9 What should I do when I am lost in mathematics?

Q10 What kinds of jobs are available after graduation from the Mathematical Institute?

Q11 How can I carry out a job search at the Mathematical Institute?

Q12 How much does it cost to enter Tohoku University?

Q13 How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Sendai?

Q14 How is mathematics useful to society?

Q15 Please give me some examples of how mathematics is useful for the outside world.

Q16 Will mathematicians' research truly contribute to society?

Q17 How can I solve problems in study or private life?

Q18 What should I do if I cannot get along with my instructor?



Q6 What is a seminar?

A: At a university, people often gather in small groups to read books of their specialty or present their own survey results. Such a study method, called a seminar, is common in foreign countries and in Japan.

The Mathematical Institute offers a seminar, where several students read a book written in English under the guidance of an instructor during the senior year. Because the small group system helps the instructor comprehend how well participating students understand, appropriate guidance remarkably improves their competence. Moreover, a seminar secures students an opportunity to see their instructor every week and discuss various issues. Additionally, they acquire the ability to read literature in foreign languages related to their research.
TOHOKU UNIVERSITY Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science,
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Division of Mathematics
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