McGill, Kyoto launch joint PhD program

January 25, 2018

McGill University and Kyoto University have celebrated the launch of the Kyoto-McGill International Collaborative Program in Genomic Medicine, a joint PhD program in the field of human biology. The program is the first such joint-PhD that McGill has entered into with another university. “The issue of using genomic and related data, big data, is very much at the centre of medical science in the 21st century,” said McGill Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) David Eidelman. “We think that this is going to be critical for health care and for health research.” Students will spend a minimum of one year at the partner university, completing curriculum coursework and conducting research under the supervision of an academic advisor from each university. Graduates will be awarded a PhD degree jointly by Kyoto and McGill. McGill