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Policy for Graduate School Education


Bioresource Sciences

1. Purpose of Education
Degree Program: Agricultural Bioresource Science
· Learn basic knowledge in natural science and develop the skills for its application.
· Acquire the latest specialized knowledge in biology, especially agricultural biology, genetics, physiological biochemistry, microbiology, environmental science, and apply it to solving practical problems.
· Develop the abilities to acquire skills as researchers and strategists, and to be active as leaders in diverse fields.

2. Diploma Policy
Provide a wide variety of specialized education programs on production technology and preservation of the environment for sustainable and stable supply of food resources including the geosphere and hydrosphere.
Provide systematic training to be excellent researchers and sophisticated professionals with the creativity that can contribute to solving food problems and environmental issues on a global scale.

3. Curriculum Policy
To systematically train superior researchers with a deep understanding and insight in sustainable and stable supply, innovative production technology, protection management, and preservation of the biological environment for food resource organisms. To achieve this each subject is systematically organized from the perspective of basic, advanced and practical science, and delivered as a multilayered education through the assignment and collaboration of each research field within the subject area under the supervisor teacher system.

4. Admission Policy
Our basic principle is overcoming the food supply problem, which is one of the most important human missions, to achieve sustainable and stable supply by innovative production technology, management and preservation of the environment of food resources in both the geosphere and hydrosphere. To achieve this we aim to systematically and organizationally foster individuals with a wide range of specialized knowledge from molecular through cellular to ecosystem level along with application of advanced technology combined with deep insight and rich creativity. We are looking for people who are interested in living systems and biological production mechanisms and desire to solve food problems in the future and to develop a rich environment that supports sustainable biological production.

Agro-environmental Sciences

1. Purpose of Education
Forest Environmental Sciences ・To acquire basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, physics, and economics, and refine the skill to apply this knowledge.
・To acquire expertise of natural sciences, in particular forest environmental sciences, and nurture applicable skills for resolution of open problems.
・To acquire knowledge and skills as scientists and practitioners, and nurture the capacity to be a leader who can play an active role in various fields

Bioproduction Environmental Sciences
・To acquire basic knowledge of physics, mathematics, biology and chemistry, and develop the skill to apply this knowledge.
・To acquire expertise in natural sciences, in particular agricultural engineering and environmental engineering, and nurture applicable skills for problem solving.
・To acquire knowledge and skills as scientists and practitioners, and nurture capacity to be a leader who can play an active role in various fields

Agronomy and Environmental Sciences
・To acquire basic knowledge of biology and agricultural environmental sciences, , and develop the skill to apply the knowledge.
・To acquire expertise of natural sciences, in particular agricultural environmental sciences, and nurture applicable skills for problem solving.
・To acquire knowledge and skills as scientists and practitioners, and nurture the capacity to be a leader who can play an active role in various fields

Sustainable Bioresources Science
・To acquire basic knowledge of biology, chemistry, and physics, , and develop the skill to apply the knowledge.
・To acquire expertise in natural sciences, in particular sustainable bioresources science, and nurture applicable skills for problem solving.
・To acquire knowledge and skills as scientists and practitioners, and nurture the capacity to be a leader who can play an active role in various fields

2. Diploma Policy
The Diploma Policy is based on the fundamental principle of harmonizing bio-production and resource utilization with the environment. It is to train scientists and engineers with advanced interdisciplinary knowledge, comprehensive thinking whilst having a high capability for exploring questions, problems and solutions. They will also have an international viewpoint regarding environmental and production sciences, which contribute to conservation, restoration, creation, and optimization of environments for life and bio-production from the global through local to the agricultural field level; as well as incorporating bio-production and recycling-oriented resource utilization and the establishment of a sophisticated and sustainable society where environment and resource utilization are harmonized.

3. Curriculum Policy
The Curriculum Policy is to educate individuals in advanced interdisciplinary knowledge, comprehensive thinking, a high capability for exploring questions and solutions to problems, with an international sensibility regarding environmental and production sciences. This will be delivered through lectures, writing an academic dissertation, etc. through engagement and cooperation among the laboratories of the main and multiple-advisers in order to systematically train individuals who contribute to conservation, restoration, and creation of environments for both bio-production and other life as well as sophisticated production, processing, and utilization of resources and the establishment of a sustainable society where environment and resource utilization are harmonized.

4. Admission Policy
The admission Policy for education is to cultivate individuals, who can contribute to conservation, restoration, and creation of environments for both bio-production and other life as well as sophisticated production, processing, and utilization of resources and the establishment of a sustainable society where environment and resource utilization are harmonized. Basic academic skills in English, chemistry, biology, physics, mathematics and economics, together with ambition, capability and quality for research achievements are expected. These abilities are indispensable to learn advanced interdisciplinary knowledge, comprehensive thinking, and a high capability for exploring questions and their solutions, together with an international outlook regarding environmental and production sciences, and how to play an active interdisciplinary and international role.

Agricultural and Resource Economics

1. Purpose of Education
• To gain fundamental knowledge and high-level understanding of food, agriculture, farming villages, and the environment.
• To gain high-level, specialized expertise in both theoretical and practical analysis using agricultural resource economics and the specific economic analyses related to that field.
• To develop a high level of sensitivity to sociological problems.
• To understand the appropriate applicability of agricultural resource economics to a variety of industries, and foster human resources that possess exemplary abilities appropriate to high-level, specialized positions.

2. Diploma Policy
A Knowledge/Comprehension
• The ability to fully comprehend and explain economic phenomena based on the fundamental principles of economics.
• The ability to fully comprehend and explain a variety of economic phenomena related to food, agriculture, farming villages, and the environment, based on the fundamental principles of agricultural resources economics.
• The ability to fully comprehend and explain the quantitative aspects of economic phenomena using methods derived from econometrics.
• The ability to fully comprehend and explain the qualitative aspects of economic phenomena using methods derived from social research theory.
• The ability to fully comprehend and explain a wide variety of phenomena related to the social sciences.

B Skills
B-1 Specialized Skills
• The ability to use mathematical tools to conduct high-level analyses, and interpret them objectively and logically.
• The ability to correctly understand society, using high-level methodologies to conduct both statistical and factual investigations.
• The ability to evaluate the results of high-level statistical and factual investigations, and precisely articulate one’s ideas.
• The ability to use high-level ways of thinking derived from the social sciences, and apply them in a synthetic and interdisciplinary manner.
B-2 General Skills
• To acquire the ability to understand society and identify problems at a high level.
• To acquire the ability to correctly assess information and think about it theoretically at a high level.
• To acquire the ability to propose and execute solutions to problems at a high level.
• To acquire the ability to use information broadcasting technologies to transmit one’s opinions in a sophisticated way.
• To acquire the high-level communication skills to comprehend differing opinions.
C Attitude/Intention
• To display a deep commitment to not only agricultural resource economics, but also society.
• To display initiative by proactively taking on problems.
• To conduct oneself according to a highly-developed sense of ethics.
• To respect differing opinions and work to harmonize with those around oneself.
• To possess the intention to proactively contribute to society.
3. Curriculum Policy
From a comprehensive social sciences perspective, we intend to provide a multilayered education that will confer high-level research and leadership skills for investigating socio-economic problems related to the international food system on an international level; providing coursework that systematically fosters such skills in all research areas from an original and practical perspective, led by numerous lead faculty who create links between their various areas of specialization.

4. Admission Policy
From a comprehensive social sciences perspective, we aim to systematically, and in a hands-on manner, produce human resources possessing high-level research and leadership skills for investigating socio-economic problems related to the international food system on an international level. Therefore, we expect applicants to be persons who can comprehensively acquire the English-language skills and fundamental knowledge in economics and their respective research areas offered by us, as well as the passion needed to advance their research to its fullest potential.

Bioscience and Biotechnology

1. Purpose of Education
Molecular biosciecne
・ Learn basic chemistry and biology and develop the ability to apply this knowledge.
・ Acquire the latest specialized knowledge in life science especially in fields related to molecular bioscience and cultivate his/her ability to solve real problems.
・ Acquire a certain level of capacity for action as a researcher, engineer and businessman and develop his/her ability to become a leader in diverse fields.
bioresource ・ Learn basic chemistry and biology and develop the ability to apply this knowledge.
・ Acquire the latest specialized knowledge in life science especially fields related to bioresource and cultivate his/her ability to solve real problems.
・ Acquire a certain level of capacity for action as a researcher, engineer and businessman and develop his/her ability to become a leader in diverse fields.
Microbiology and biomass
・ Learn basic physiology, chemistry and biology and develop the ability to apply this knowledge.
・ Acquire the latest specialized knowledge in natural science especially in fields related to microbiology and biomass and cultivate his/her ability to solve real problems.
・ Acquire a certain level of capacity for action as a researcher, engineer and businessman and develop his/her ability to become a leader in diverse fields.
Food science
・ Learn basic physiology, chemistry and biology and develop the ability to apply this knowledge.
・ Acquire the latest specialized knowledge in natural science especially in fields related to food science and cultivate his/her ability to solve real problems.
・ Acquire a certain level of capacity for action as a researcher, engineer and businessman and develop his/her ability to become a leader in diverse fields.

2. Diploma Policy
The Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology aims to produce researchers and engineers who have the potential to understand the mechanisms underlying complex biological systems including the intercellular network system, the development of sustainable production of useful materials by microbes, plants and animals, and the functionality, safety and manufacture of foods. The Department requires individual graduates to acquire the basic knowledge and technical skills for Bioscience and Biotechnology, as well as having a flexible and thoughtful attitude to solving various problems surrounding these fields.

3. Curriculum Policy
The Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology provides systematic programs for graduate students in multiple disciplines. The program aims to give an education in Bioscience and Biotechnology that leads to an understanding of the mechanism underlying complex biological systems including the intercellular network system, the development of sustainable production of useful materials by microbes, plants and animals, and the functionality, safety and manufacture of foods. The basic requirement of this program is to acquire a certain competence as a researcher and engineer in the academic as well as the industrial world.

4. Admission Policy
The Department expects every applicant to have a strong interest in Bioscience and Biotechnology, which includes molecular bioscience, systems biology, biological engineering, microbiology and food science, and the ambition to tackle the important and challenging issues surrounding these fields.

Innovative Science and Technology for Bio-industry **

1. Purpose of Education
Doctorate program: Bio-system design
・to learn fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, and biology and cultivate applied skills
・to learn the current technical knowledge about natural science, especially in food-related fields, and develop the ability to solve actual problems.
・to learn various abilities as researchers or technical expert engineers and foster the ability to play an active part in various fields including food-related ones.
Doctorate program: Functional biomaterials design
・to learn fundamental knowledge of physics, chemistry, and biology and cultivate applied skills
・to learn the current technical knowledge about natural science, especially food-related fields, and develop the ability to solve actual problems.
・to learn various abilities as researchers or technical expert engineers and foster the ability to play an active part in various fields including food-related ones.

2. Diploma Policy
Setting genetic, metabolic and bioprocess systems as research objects, we cultivate doctoral students as professional researchers who can design strategic architectures, such as methods for system analyses, optimization of functional food production, and construction of biomaterials. Use genetic modifications of microorganisms, plants, and animals to produce the required functions and create functional biomaterials. To design strategies for greatly improving productivity in biological production systems by performing systems analysis of biological functions. Use analytical techniques and information science technologies to achieve these aims.

3. Curriculum Policy
Setting genetic, metabolic and bioprocess systems as research objects, we organize systematically class subjects that are necessary to design strategic architectures (methods for system analyses, optimization of functional food production, and construction of biomaterials to produce their functions by taking advantage of genetic modifications of microorganisms, plants, and animals) to create functional biomaterials, by performing system analysis of biological functions to design strategies for greatly improving productivity in biological production systems while exploiting analytical techniques and information science technologies. We also offer multiple layered education and research through sharing and cooperating with other education courses in the department.

4. Admission Policy
Setting genetic, metabolic and bioprocess systems as research objects, we have an educational goal to cultivate doctoral students as leading researchers and scientists who can design strategic architectures (methods for system analyses, optimization of functional food production, and construction of biomaterials to produce their functions by taking advantage of genetic modifications of microorganisms, plants, and animals) to create functional biomaterials, by performing system analysis of biological functions to design strategies for greatly improving productivity in biological production systems while exploiting analytical techniques and information science technologies. Since our course consists of a doctoral education system alone and also conducts research under industry-academia collaborations, we expect admission of persons who have fundamental knowledge and techniques concerning practical life science, can flexibly respond to the varying social situations in the bio-industrial world, and have a strong will to take leadership in international fields.

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