NII provides graduate education under the three main forms described below, in its efforts to train leading researchers capable of combining a broad view with advanced specialization. Students develop the ability to address challenges by capitalizing on NII's unique strengths, including comprehensive informatics research systems and a practical environment in which theoretical research and practical development are combined.
- Participation in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (also known as"SOKENDAI")
- Cooperation with graduate universities
- Special collaboration with research students
Department of Informatics, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
NII joined the Graduate University for Advanced Studies and established the Department of Informatics to provide graduate education (5-year and 3year Ph.D. programs).The National Institute of Informatics in its role as the Department of Informatics in Sokendai undertakes the role of training and teaching at the NII in Chiyoda-ku, which is in central Tokyo.
NII actively cooperates with the graduate university of Tokyo and Tokyo Institute of Technology and also accepts graduate students from these institutions for additional instruction.
NII accepts students from other universities as research students in special collaborative projects, fostering both research and education.