About GSLS

Philosophy

Development Goal

In the Graduate School of Life Sciences, our aim is to train individuals to acquire wide-ranging knowledge and a high level of specialization in the life sciences, so that they are capable of contributing to the solution of problems facing humanity as a whole in the 21st century.

Educational Objectives

In the Master’s Program, in light of our development goal, our educational objectives are to train people to acquire the following capabilities.

  1. Individuals with reliable knowledge and research abilities in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with logical writing skills, presentation abilities, and communications skills in Japanese or a foreign language.
  3. Individuals who are capable of setting out problems and solving them in specialist areas, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Admission Policy

In the Master’s Program, in light of our educational objectives, we invite applications from individuals with the following qualities.

  1. Individuals with basic academic abilities in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with sufficient language skills to understand science and technology both in Japan and overseas.
  3. Individuals who are strongly motivated to acquire the ability to set out and solve problems in specialist areas, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Curriculum Policy

In the master’s program, the curriculum will be formed as described below, in accord with the educational objectives. The Graduate School will establish Common Subjects, Major Subjects, and Research Subjects as subject categories, where educational objectives will be achieved through the systematic completion of these subjects. The definition of each subject type is as follows.

  1. Common Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate sound knowledge in the natural sciences and the ability to communicate in a foreign language.
  2. Major Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate sound knowledge in specialized fields.
  3. Research Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate research ability in the natural sciences and specialized fields, logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills, and the ability to pose and solve problems.
Degree Policy

In the master’s program, a master’s degree will be conferred upon the following persons, in accord with the educational objectives. Furthermore, degree recipients must have obtained credits designated by the Graduate School of Life Sciences and have passed an evaluation of their academic dissertation based on dissertation evaluation standards for the master’s program.

  1. Those who possess sound knowledge and research abilities in the natural sciences and specialized fields.
  2. Those who possess logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills as well as communication skills in Japanese or a foreign language.
  3. Those who, in addition to being aware of their responsibility as a researcher/engineer, possess the ability to pose and solve problems in specialized fields.
Development Goal

In the Graduate School of Life Sciences, our aim is to train individuals to acquire wide-ranging knowledge and a high level of specialization in the life sciences, so that they are capable of contributing to the solution of problems facing humanity as a whole in the 21st century.

Educational Objectives

In the Doctoral Program, in light of our development goal, our educational objectives are to train people to acquire the following capabilities.

  1. Individuals who possess specialist knowledge and the ability to engage in creative research in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with high-level logical writing skills, presentation abilities, and communications skills.
  3. Individuals with the ability to set out and solve social problems in society and the leadership qualities required to work toward their resolution, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Admission Policy

IIn the Doctoral Program, in light of our educational objectives, we admit individuals with the following qualities.

  1. Individuals with reliable knowledge and research abilities in the natural sciences and specialist areas.
  2. Individuals with logical writing skills, presentation abilities, and communications skills.
  3. Individuals who are strongly motivated to develop the ability to set out and solve social problems in society and the leadership qualities required to work toward their resolution, on the basis of their awareness of their own responsibility as researchers or technicians.
Curriculum Policy

In the doctoral program, the curriculum will be formed as described below, in accord with the educational objectives. The Graduate School will establish Major Subjects and Research Subjects as subject categories, where educational objectives will be achieved through the systematic completion of these subjects. The definition of each subject type is as follows.

  1. Major Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate advanced knowledge in the natural sciences and specialized fields.
  2. Research Subjects: Subjects established to cultivate creative research ability in the natural sciences and specialized fields, advanced logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills and a foreign language, and the ability to pose and solve problems as well as leadership skills for problem-solving.
Degree Policy

In the doctoral program, a doctoral degree will be conferred upon the following persons, in accord with the educational objectives. Furthermore, degree recipients must have obtained credits designated by the Graduate School of Life Sciences and have passed an evaluation of their academic dissertation based on dissertation evaluation standards for the doctoral program.

  1. Those who possess advanced knowledge and creative research abilities in the natural sciences and specialized fields.
  2. Those who possess advanced logical writing skills, presentation skills and communication skills in Japanese and a foreign language.
  3. Those who, in addition to being aware of their responsibility as a researcher/engineer, possess the ability to pose and solve problems in society as well as leadership skills in problem-solving.