Go Forward

Educational Policy and Education Goals

In the School of Agriculture, we are engaging in distinctive education and research activities corresponding to the new era under the three key words of “food, environment, and life,” which symbolize the 21st century, aiming to resolve problems concerning humankind’s welfare and health. We are endeavoring to foster human resources with expertise, skills, and a deep sense of humanity who will take charge of the new era with pride and interest.

Therefore, we welcome broadly-cultured applicants who understand the roles and appeal of agronomics. Specifically, the following types of students are welcomed to each department.
™ Department of Agriculture: students who aim to develop a high ability to resolve problems and have comprehensively acquired a global perspective, wide-ranging scientific knowledge and basic systems of technology regarding agronomics in order to actively participate in fields related to food production and environment conservation that are most critical to the continued existence of all humanity.
™ Department of Agricultural Chemistry: students who aim to acquire wide-ranging expertise and reliable experimental techniques necessary to appropriately evaluate and judge matters concerning the field of agricultural chemistry, and to contribute to society in fields related to human living such as food and environment, microbiology, and chemistry and biology using methods formed by the fusion of biotechnology based on the application of biofunctions and latest achievements of science.
™ Department of Life Sciences: students who aim to contribute to the resolution of problems concerning the full range of lives or global environmental problems by analyzing and elucidating vital phenomena of all living things on the molecular level and by exploring diverse vital phenomena of each bion and mutual relationship between living things.
™ Department of Agri-food and Environmental Policy: students who aim to develop the expertise and comprehensiveness to contemplate ways to resolve problems and take action from a standpoint of social science, having a broad scope with an eye to individuals, regions and global magnitudes, with respect to problems of food and agriculture, and environment and resource problems related to foundations of the continued existence and welfare of humankind.

Efforts in Learning in High School or Other Educational Facilities Expected of Applicants for Enrollment

Areas learned in the School of Agriculture are quite broad, ranging from food production or environmental problems based on a global perspective to vital phenomena at the molecular level. Furthermore, the areas are not limited to natural science but also include humanities and social sciences. Therefore, we expect students to develop knowledge and culture of a wide range of fields.

Applicants to each department are required to learn the Japanese language, a foreign language sufficiently and pay attention to the following matters. With respect to the three departments in the scientific field, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Agricultural Chemistry and the Department of Life Sciences, we expect students to acquire sufficient basic academic skills in non-science subjects such as humanities and social sciences, as well as subjects in the fields of science (biology, chemistry, physics and mathematics) that are fundamental to the acquisition of specialized subjects. Nowadays, we are required to deepen our consideration of natural science’s contact with modern society, and a wide perspective covering non-science fields are necessary. With respect to the Department of Agri-food and Environmental Policy, we expect students to learn social studies (world history, Japanese history, geography, and politics and economics) with a strong interest in the real society. In addition, acquisition of basic knowledge of natural science is essential also for non-science students in view of the effects of natural science on the modern society. Therefore, non-science students also need to learn subjects in science fields (mathematics, biology, chemistry, etc.).