NAIST is coming to your home!

We will be holding a “Virtual Open Campus for Prospective Students” where you can virtually experience an overview and topics of education and research at Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) online from the comfort of your home.

Early Regisration

Early Registration has been closed

Unregistered participants are also welcome to attend the event. If you have not registered yet, please read the instructions on this page and register using the Late Registration button at the bottom of the page to get the URL for the live event.

Timetable

Event 10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
Information Science
Admission Guidance (Youtube(in Japanese))
Lab Tour 10:00–
16:00
Biological Science
Admission Guidance and Consultation (via Webex) 12:00–
13:00
Guidance-1
13:00–
14:00
Guidance-2
Roundtable Discussion by Doctoral Students (via Webex) 14:00–
15:00
Lab Tour 10:00–
12:00
14:00–
16:00
Materials Science
Click HERE for Details on Material Science Events
Materials Front Runner Lecture
(via Webex Password: 1234)
10:00–10:50 11:00–Roundtable Discussion
Admission Guidance (via Webex Password: 1234) 11:00–12:00
Admission Consultation 12:00–14:00
Lab Tour 12:00–12:50 13:00–13:50 14:00–14:50 15:00–15:50
Research Rresentations by the Best Student (via Webex Password: 1234) 13:00–14:00
Let's Discuss with NAIST Students! 14:30–15:30
Campus Education and Research Facilities
Data Science Center (DSC)
All students in the divisions of information, bio, and materials science can choose the "Program of Data Science", that is an educational program designed to provide the skills to analyze big-data using statistical methods such as deep learning. In this open campus, we will introduce this program and "Data Science Center," which is the core faculty of this program.
Information seminar [slide] (via Zoom) 11:00-11:30
Information seminar
11:30-12:00
Q&A
14:00-14:30
Information seminar
14:30-17:00
Q&A
Center for Digital Green-innovation (CDG)
Guidance-1(via Webex)/Q&A (Booth on Gather) 12:00-12:30
Guidance
12:30-13:00
Q&A
Guidance-2(via Webex)/Q&A (Booth on Gather) 15:00-15:30
Guidance
15:30-16:00
Q&A
10:00 11:00 12:00 13:00 14:00 15:00
Administrative Office / Campus Organizations
Career Support Office
The Career Support Office is available for individual interviews on Gather.
Individual Career Consultation 10:00–13:00 14:00–16:00
Office for Gender Equality
Consultation and Introduction to Women-only Rest Area 12:00–15:00 (via Webex) 12:00–15:00
Student Dormitory
You can watch a video introducing the student dormitory on Gather.
Division for Global Education
Consultation Room for International Students (via Zoom) 13:00–15:00
Overseas Challenge from NAIST for Japanese Students (via Zoom) 10:00–12:00

Gather Map

IS: Information Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Information Science (admission guidance, admission consultation, and lab tour) and guidance and consultation on the Data Science Center (DSC) and the Center for Digital Green Innovation (CDG).
BS: Biological Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Biological Science (admission guidance and consultation, roundtable discussion by doctoral students, and lab tour).
MS: Materials Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Materials Science (materials front runner lecture, admission guidance, admission consultation, and lab tour).
Admin: Administrative Office Bldg. You can participate in events of administrative office / campus organizations (individual career consultation, consultation for female students, student dormitory tour, consultation for international students, and overseas challenge from NAIST for Japanese students) and consultation on the CDG.
Cafeteria Participants can chat with each other or take a break.
This is a shortcut door to the event site. If you use the door on the right from the spawn point, you can go to the lab tour space. If you use the door on the left, you can go to the venue of the entrance exam briefing.

Gather Map

IS: Information Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Information Science (admission guidance, admission consultation, and lab tour) and guidance and consultation on the Data Science Center (DSC) and the Center for Digital Green Innovation (CDG).
BS: Biological Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Biological Science (admission guidance and consultation, roundtable discussion by doctoral students, and lab tour).
MS: Materials Science Bldg. You can participate in events of Division of Materials Science (materials front runner lecture, admission guidance, admission consultation, and lab tour).
Admin: Administrative Office Bldg. You can participate in events of administrative office / campus organizations (individual career consultation, consultation for female students, student dormitory tour, consultation for international students, and overseas challenge from NAIST for Japanese students) and consultation on the CDG.
Cafeteria Participants can chat with each other or take a break.
This is a shortcut door to the event site. If you use the door on the right from the spawn point, you can go to the lab tour space. If you use the door on the left, you can go to the venue of the entrance exam briefing.

Gather Manual

Overview

Gather is a service that allows you to make video calls with a 2D RPG-like interface. You can move freely around the map, and when you approach another participant, the video call will automatically start.

How to connect

Use Google Chrome or Firefox, from Windows or Mac, to open the URL in the registration email.
There is a beta version for smartphones, but it is not officially supported.

The connection dialog will appear. Enter your name under What is your name?, select the camera, microphone, and speaker devices, and click the Join the Gathering! button.

Moving around / Video communication

The following screen will appear. In the left column, you will see the current list of participants.

Icon Function
You can choose the character and color of your avatar.
You can change the name, select the conference device, and many other settings. Clicking Reset Position will take you back to the initial location, so if you are lost, select Reset Position.
The entire map will be displayed.
You can share your screen. Please note that on macOS, you need to grant screen recording permission to your web browser in advance. c.f.
You can display a reaction emoji on your avatar.

Browsing presentation materials / Participating in events

A variety of presentation materials and meeting links are located on the map.
Click the play button to play the video (left image below), or press the X key to view the presentation materials or join the events (right image below).

Locating / Following a participant

Selecting a participant from the participant list on the left side of the screen will display the participant's details (left image below).
Clicking Locate on map will show the route to the participant's current location on the map (center image below).
Clicking Follow will automatically take you to the participant. To stop following, press the Stop following button at the bottom of the screen (right image below).

 

Late Registration

Unregistered participants are also welcome to attend the event. If you have not registered yet, please click the Late Registration button to get the URL for the live event.

Late Registration