Road to Graduate School ③
How to find a professor
How do you go about finding a supervisor for a graduate school?
If you look at the first possible route, if there is a university that you want to go to, you can then find a professor B that suits your research after you got into the school. However, that would mean adjusting or trying to match yourself with the teacher.
Graduate school is where you go because you want to do research you want to find your answers to.
Second possible route is to you have your own research, and you find a teacher who fits best your core values. The teacher happened to be at this specific University.
This is how to choose a good graduate school.
Next, let's look for a teacher who fits "my research".
Prepare a lot of your own research keywords before searching.
If you have many keywords, you can narrow down the teachers who match or that are relevant.
Search the Internet by entering「研究者検索」.
『researchmap』『日本の研究.com』『KAKEN』 are useful sites for finding teachers.
Try searching for it on 『日本の研究.com』.
Enter your research keyword in the "Free word" field to search.
If you search for "economy 「経済」" alone, you will find 49989 researchers.
Too many, isn't it?
Searching for "Economic Region Business Attraction/ 「経済 地方 企業誘致」" resulted in 28 results.
In this way, if you prepare multiple keywords for your research and search, it will be easier to find a suitable professor.
Please try using this method!
And if you can't decide between several teachers, feel free to consult with the teacher from the Higher Education Department.