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Over View

Science (natural science) is a discipline that pursues, universalizes, and systematizes the truths that lie deep within nature. Science has supported the development of humankind for thousands of years since time immemorial. And it is on the basis of this science that modern science and technology have been built. Apart from this long-term perspective, modern science and technology is developing at a very fast pace. The emergence of the Internet, artificial intelligence, biotechnology, etc., is drastically changing our lives and social structure. There is a mountain of issues that must be tackled with the collective wisdom of mankind, such as the prediction and prevention of natural disasters such as massive earthquakes and typhoons, the prevention of global warming, and the conservation of biodiversity. We must also not forget that science lies at the root of all these challenges. Without science, there will be no progress in science and technology, and we cannot hope for the sustainable and healthy development of civilized society.

The Graduate School of Science of the new era needs two elements. The first is to pass on to future generations the natural sciences that have supported humanity over the long term and universally, by exploring the truth and opening up the frontiers of human knowledge. This is the core of the Graduate School of Science, and this part of our mission will not be affected by short-term changes in social conditions. The second is to develop and deploy the results obtained through the search for truth for the benefit of society. This includes responding to the rapid changes in science and technology, and disseminating and returning the results to society. The Graduate School of Science aims to achieve both of these elements.

The Graduate School of Science aims to nurture human resources who can play an active role in various aspects of society, such as researchers and engineers in academia and industry, and government officials responsible for advanced policy making, by utilizing their advanced research skills, research experience, and abundant academic knowledge.

Master's Course

The purpose of the Master's Program is to cultivate a spirit of independent inquiry through the acquisition of broad and systematic specialized knowledge in basic science, and to develop human resources with advanced academic knowledge, creativity, and ethics who can contribute to the development of advanced science and technology and to society. In light of this educational objective, the master's degree is awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities.

  1. Possess a proactive spirit of inquiry and a high level of specialized knowledge in the field of basic science.
  2. Possess a rich culture, high sense of ethics, and creativity in the specialized field.
  3. Possess a high level of expertise that can contribute to the development of society, and have research skills as a researcher or engineer.
  4. Possess the abilities (discussion skills, presentation skills, problem-solving skills, logical thinking skills) necessary for researchers and engineers with advanced expertise.


Doctoral Course

Through research in the basic sciences, students will acquire advanced research skills, the ability to formulate and evaluate new research plans, and discussion skills, and will be able to play a leading role in research and development. In light of this educational objective, the doctoral degree will be awarded to those who have acquired the following abilities

  1. Possess research skills as highly specialized researchers and engineers who can respond flexibly to changes in society and play an active role in the world.
  2. Have the ability to formulate, develop, and evaluate advanced and original research plans that contribute to the development of society.