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posted Mar 25, 2017, 5:18 AM by Yoshitaka Uchida Hokudai




*The photo is nothing to do with the contents of this article... I took it in Raspberry Cafe, Christchurch.

   It was a Graduation Day. Nobody within our team had actually graduated since I was appointed in 2013. My first students started doing research in 2013 when they were 3rd years and all of them carried on towards their Master's degree since now. I had experienced Graduation Days when they finished their undergraduates but nobody left the team since this year. 

   I am so much thankful to professors who looked after my honours and PhD thesis. I learnt a lot from them. They helped me a lot to make sure my research goes smoothly. When I think about these things, I feel like I am not good enough to educate my students to become a part of the 'real' world. Well, the fundamental question here is whether I am good enough as a University academic. 

   I cannot thank my first students enough. I still wonder why they chose me as their supervisor. All of them stayed here towards their Master's degrees although they knew I did not have many funds. I would like to thank my students. By saying that, two students will become 2nd years of their Master's degrees from April and I am sure they will take the leadership in my team from now on!