Student Voices

Student Voices

Find out what students in the Doctoral Course have to say about their experiences.

Voice of Student

Arts and Sciences/Education Technology

ICU an elite and the finest university with the presence of highly experienced and renowned Professors with the optimum level of expertise is an educational landmark of Japan for Japanese and non-Japanese students of the world.

After graduating Master in Education from ICU, I am currently doing a Ph.D. in Educational Technology. My current research interest is "effective integration of ICT in education and teacher training" where I am also focusing on the cost-effectiveness strategy for the effective implementation of ICT in developing countries (in educational contexts). After enrolling at ICU, I have received several scholarships including, the one presently offered by Mitsubishi Corporation Japan. Beside this, I have been appointed as a graduate teaching assistant, research assistant for Global research network for liberal arts education project. Presently, I am also associated with the American Journal of Education Research as a reviewer and member of the Journal of the Japanese Association for South Asia Studies.

Ms. UJHAZY, Zsofia
Arts and Sciences/Japanese Culture Studies

After two years as a research student and another two years in the Master's Course, it is my fifth year at ICU now, having been enrolled in Doctoral Course, Arts and Science Program.

I've been studying the textile art of the Edo period in Japan since my undergraduate years in my home country, Hungary. Beginning with the study of dyeing and weaving methods and the symbolism of textile motifs, my research has moved on to the study urban women's fashion in the 18th century at the Kamigata (Kyoto and Osaka) region. The visual culture and publishing media had played an important role in the marketing of new trends and novel attires, which has led me to the analysis of ukiyo-e and illustrated books of the time. My present research is focusing on the illustrated works of Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750). Leading painter, illustrator and ukiyo-e artist who were active in Kyoto. His minute and detailed depictions of women and their attire provide us with rich data for reconstructing the urban textile art and fashion culture in the 18th century Japan. I hope that my research adds new perspectives to the fields of fashion, textile art and ukiyo-e studies at an international level.