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Job hunting seminar exclusively for foreigners in Japan

To all of you who might be interested in finding a job or an internship in Japan, this seminar, held next week on March 4th and 5th, may be a good opportunity for you to get in touch with some Japanese companies willing to recruit foreign students. By the this “Top Career” brand is an organization helping foreigners for their job hunting in Japan, apparently including support for CV or cover letters etc., and it seems to be for free.

Click Here to read more information and register for the seminar.

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5 new GPES student entered in september 2016

After Kylie’s arrival two years ago, Nicolas’ 6 months later, this september was marked by the entrance of 5 new master students.

We are therefore currently 8 master students and 4 PhDs, including Kylie and Kim who are already leaving us next month ūüė•

I am looking forwards to cooperate further with all our new incumbents.

Amelia and Yue Chin are now alumni + Andi is PhD + Kim and Kylie are graduating

Already 3 students¬†graduated from the GPES master’s and 2 are on the edge of graduation.

Amelia, Yue Chin and Andi¬†all obtained¬†their master’s degree in september 2015, respectively writing about flows of¬†radioactive contaminants in Japanese rivers, corals’ nutrients intake, and transcription factors involved in chloroplast differentiation. Andi however extended for a PhD program.

Only last month, both Kim (PhD) and Kylie (master) submitted their thesis, and both greatly performed during their oral defence.

Kim first resumed¬†and interlinked¬†the contents of his three published articles, namely “Comparative analysis of environmental impact assessment (EIA)¬†procedures of Japan and New Zealand”, “Large scale renewable energy project barriers: EIA streamlining efforts in Japan and the EU”, and finally “the determinants of wind energy shares in the United States: Drivers and Barriers”. Kim’s work provided us an in-depth understanding of legal, political and administrative burdens that might hamper renewable energy adoption in various countries, as well as how to overcome these obstacles.

Finally, Kylie elaborated an analysis of biodiversity range shifts, based on an exhaustive data set detailing the species registered at all hydraulic dams around Japan in the past 20 years. She concluded that the shifting patterns are highly variable depending on each taxon, and that the hypothesis of northwards migration due to climate change may not quite be warranted.

Congratulations guys! We thank all of you for your great contributions to GPES and hope you all the best for your professional careers!kylie-thesis