Educational Research Objectives (Graduate Schools)
Graduate School of Education
The Graduate School of Education provides educational and teaching professionals with quality skills and practical knowledge based on academic theories about education as well as applied teaching methodology research. It also aims to contribute to the development of educational culture by improving the quality of teachers and educational professionals through retraining.
Teacher Education Course (Graduate School for Teaching Professional)
This course strives to train highly skilled teachers who possess both the practical and applied skills needed to solve various issues in educational settings as well as the skills to develop their own curricula integrating teaching theory and practices.
Supporting Psychological Development Course
This course aims to equip students with high-level practical and applied skills regarding clinical psychology, educational guidance, counseling, and special support related to school education. It also aims to train professionals who can help resolve psychological development issues that people face during various stages of life.
Major in Subject-Integrated Education
This course strives to equip current professionals with the necessary professional knowledge and skills, advanced research skills, and leadership skills for each subject's educational objectives, lesson content, materials development, instructional methods, and evaluation, all of which comprise the main components of school education. It also trains teachers to structurally use practical teaching methods and knowledge related to curriculum design, educational systems and study tips to accomplish the goal of training high-level teaching professionals who possess curriculum development skills at various education sites and can sustainably promote practical educational research.
Graduate School of Regional Studies
The goal of the Graduate School of Regional Studies is to equip students with a rich knowledge of their particular field of expertise as well as practical and creative skills in policy making with the goal of training students who can contribute to building a sustainable regional society. It also aims to train students who have a deep understanding of society and humanity and can contribute to building the foundations of a new regional community.
The Policy Studies program offers courses in a wide range of academic disciplines including economics, local government, and the natural environment while specializing in the study of a cyclical society that harmonizes with the ecosystem. The Culture Studies program offers a broad range of courses in lifestyle and society as well as humanity and culture, while offering specialized courses on how human behavior should adjust to the new human society.
This program offers courses in a wide range of academic disciplines centering on economics, local government, and the natural environment, while offering courses specializing in the study of recycling-oriented societies that harmonize with the ecosystem.
This program offers courses in human society and human culture as well as specialized knowledge concerning how human behavior should adjust to the new human society.
Graduate School of Medicine
This program sets the following educational research objectives as an educational institution that abides by a designated curriculum. In addition, the program serves as a leader among regional medical institutions; deepens exchanges and mutual understanding between domestic and international medical institutions, academic institutions and research institutes; and conducts cutting-edge, ethical medical research.
Medical Sciences (Doctoral Program)
The Medical Course trains high-level professionals and researchers to develop both sound ethical values and cutting-edge, interdisciplinary, creative curiosity, while possessing the latest medical knowledge and skills.
Regeneration and Advanced Medical Sciences (Master's Program)
This program trains medical professionals specialized in life sciences, regenerative engineering, and bioethics based on knowledge of and skills in cutting-edge regenerative medicine.
Regeneration and Advanced Medical Sciences (Doctoral Program)
This program aims to train medical professionals and researchers versed in bioethics as well as high-level knowledge and technology related to regenerative medicine.
Nursing Sciences(Master's Program)
This program trains students who possess the potential to pursue research issues related to nursing and can carry out high-level nursing abilities backed by high awareness of ethical standards and scientific knowledge.
Graduate School of Engineering
Each program in the Master's Program strives to train the industry's top technicians and researchers mainly through education in state-of-the-art technologies in a variety of fields. In addition, the program offers interdisciplinary and specialized common classes to equip students with both specialized knowledge and interdisciplinary high-level professional knowledge in an ideal educational environment so they can respond flexibly to the ever-changing demands of society.
Civil Engineering Division
This division aims to provide students with high-level technical knowledge and broad perspectives to help them build and manage the various systems and technologies of civil engineering so as to establish systems to prevent and reduce disasters involving public facilities and to build lifelines and transportation systems that form the core of regional social infrastructure. The department offers the following four courses: Structural Design, which studies design of social infrastructure facilities and the development of construction material by making full use of structural and material mechanics; Geo-environmental Management, which studies the development and preservation of the roles of supporting foundations of existing structures; Environmental and Maintenance, which aims to create and preserve water environments and structures with an eye on global environmental issues; and Engineering Urban Design, which quantitatively assesses the efficient systems and functional systems of urban design with a focus on the environment of civil social infrastructure as well.
Mechanical and Systems Engineering Division
The goal of the division is to train highly skilled, creative engineers and researchers who can contribute to the development and production of various kinds of machinery that support our high-tech age, including energy conversion devices, transportation systems, electric/electronic devices, industrial robots and manufacturing facilities, research and development on the application and reliability of machine component materials and on technologies for manufacturing machinery elements and systems. The division focuses on the following areas: the study of technical foundations that enable the development and application of the strength and characteristics of various materials, forming and machining processes, thermal and fluid dynamics related to machinery functions, and engineering related to the control to produce highly functional, high-precision industrial products.
In order to cope with future technical innovation, the division provides education and research in the fields of Molecular Design, Molecular Transformation, and Molecular Function, so that the chemical and physical natures of those materials that exist naturally can be clearly understood. We aim to develop highly creative researchers as well as advanced technical experts in various fields, such as molecular designs that utilize theoretical approaches and computer-based calculations; the development of electronic materials and new functional materials that use liquid crystal, organic functional materials which are comprised of organometallic compounds and other organic compounds; high functional polymer materials; biological production technology and environmental improvement technology; and basic research and the industrialization of these new materials.
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Division
In response to the rapid growth of electronics and information science and with the future of this field in mind, the division aims to train researchers who can investigate the characteristics and basic electronic property of derivatives, semi-conductors and other materials, develop electronics-related new materials, advanced technology through efficient electric energy generation, transport, and conversion, basic analysis of information characteristics and expressions; and develop control systems founded on the basic theory of software and hardware and information processing technology.
Biomolecular Science Division
The educational and research programs of this division cover a wide range of interdisciplinary fields from "bioscience," which promotes the understanding of life at the molecular level, to "biotechnology," which applies engineering to high-level biological functions. This division aims to not only advance new academic fields, but also to train highly specialized engineers and researchers in the spirit of inquiry and creativity in response to the demands of industrial society.
Information Science Division
This division strives to prepare students to become professional computer engineers who have the ability to lead the 21st-century information revolution in which humans and information processing systems are synthesized and new information spaces have caused social change. Such ability is to be centered on evolving information processing methods based on advanced technologies constructed from mathematical and logical theories. The division conducts education and research in a wide range of academic studies including basic analysis related to information expression and processing; intelligent information processing technology related to the process of human thought; the development of highly functional next-generation information processing technology related to networks and images; the development of computing technology integrating hardware and software; the realization of high-level human interfaces (VR) and autonomous machines to support human beings; and applications for medical information processing.
Materials Science and Technology Division
This division provides researchers and engineers with highly specialized skills, the ability to lead research work in and outside Japan, and the research and development capacity to widely apply the specialized knowledge they have gained. The program strives to provide specialized and interdisciplinary knowledge related to the creation and processing of functional materials and the evaluation of their characteristics in order for students to improve the technology to create and use new materials, and to use limited resources effectively while being environmentally aware of rapid changes in the social environment and industrial structures.
Human and Information Systems Division
This program strives to train creative engineers and researchers through education and research related to co-existence and harmony between humans and machinery, including eco-friendly, energy-saving systems; intelligent mechatronics that contribute to medicine and welfare; information networks; signal-processing technology; computer-aided intelligent manufacturing systems; human-mechanical interfaces based on ergonomics; and robotics aimed at co-existence between humans and robots.
Mathematical and Design Engineering Division
This division strives to train mathematical engineers with cutting-edge specialized knowledge of modeling, practical analysis and design technology, as well as to develop deep insights into mathematics, physics, applied mechanics, and computational science which form the foundations of this field. Using such knowledge, the division hopes that graduates will contribute to a wide range of fields in the industry as well as academia. To this end, the courses in computational mathematics, materials design, and system design encompass research and education from the perspectives of mathematics, physics and basic engineering concerning wide-scale problems from the atomic to the astronomic scale, including quantum and nano-materials, tribology, chaos & fractals, non-linear computer-aided engineering (CAE), credibility assessment, environmental forecasting, oceanic waves, and celestial observation.
Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems Division
This division conducts education and research on environmental and energy issues that transcend conventional academic borders. It is particularly concerned with such issues as global environmental preservation and energy systems which constitute the most significant challenges facing mankind in the 21st century. The division aims to train and re-educate highly skilled and knowledgeable interdisciplinary professionals well-versed in the development of new renewable energy sources as well as the development of independent (regional) dispersed energy supply systems through new uses of conventional energy systems.
This program strives to train creative researchers and engineers who have a wide range of skills in the development and application of technology and to offer specialized education that further deepens students' knowledge. The program also allows working students to maintain their jobs with firms and organizations and make full use of their research findings for their work depending on their research topic. It incorporates a system whereby students can have their research findings evaluated even if they reduce their time studying on campus. In addition, the program actively accepts international students in order to promote globalization.
Mechanical and Civil Engineering Division
This program aims to train highly skilled researchers and engineers who have the ability to improve industrial production technology and develop and use national land at a high level in order to realize a rich and comfortable social environment. The program offers a broad lineup of faculty and a flexible and organic project structure, enabling students to further their research conducted at the Master's Degree level and major in interdisciplinary studies. It is hoped that graduates of the program will contribute to the innovation of human society and industrial structures that support human society.
Material Engineering Division
This program aims to train researchers and advanced technical experts to gain broad perspectives, a wide range of specialized knowledge, a wide variety of research methods and application skills, and to have the ability to guide and promote research and development projects. Our focus is on clarifying the static and dynamic natures of materials by utilizing knowledge and research methods from materials engineering in general--not only specialized fields in chemistry, and having the goals to study the development of rich solutions for human and social needs.
Electronics and Information Systems Engineering Division
This division strives to develop capable systems engineers and researchers who can research and develop issues in new fields of application. It includes studying the fundamental information science needed for systemization as well as the Electronic Materials Engineering needed for the development of devices and new materials that support advanced future systems with an eye to developing even higher-level computer systems.
Environmental and Renewable Energy Systems Division
This program aims to train creative researchers and re-educate working adults who have the ability to pioneer an environmental industry revolution aimed at fusing technology, society, and the eco-system. The program provides students with the specialized knowledge and skills necessary to realize the foundations of dispersed energy supply systems, the development of untapped energy sources, and innovative technology applied to conventional energy systems as well as clean sustainable energy and recyclable energy.
Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences
This program educates highly trained professionals who have obtained cutting-edge specialized knowledge regarding the application of the theories and technology of the biological sciences and life sciences to industry, as well as the improvement of the daily environment and the sustainable existence of the human race. The program targets students who have received undergraduate education in the theories, specialized, and practical skills that form the foundations of this study.
Division of Applied Life Science
This course trains professionals who have advanced skills and knowledge related to food, health and the environment and who can contribute to related industries. The program also aims to enable students to help resolve various problems related to food, health and the environment both inside and outside Japan.
Division of Agricultural and Environmental Science
This course provides students with high-level skills and knowledge related to biological production and environmental science, as well as the scientific, logical and practical skills used for preserving and repairing the eco-system and for sustainable biological production.
United Graduate School of Agricultural Science
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences has a unique educational and research structure. It trains students to have high-level specialized skills and a rich, wide range of knowledge of biology-related sciences including biological production, environment, and resources, and contributes to the biological resources-related industry and the advancement of agriculture. In addition, the division responds to requests from overseas institutions that wish to train personnel in the field of agricultural livestock, and actively accepts international students who wish to obtain high-level academic knowledge and skills so they can contribute the advancement of agriculture and related industries overseas. In addition, the division's educational and research structure contributes to the development of the Chubu region in Japan and considers various factors related to agriculture and industry such as location and environment in the Chubu region.
Science of Biological Production
This course integrates various problems related to the economy, distribution and management of agricultural livestock; the usage of raw production; the protection of animals, plants, and the growth of genes; and the management of livestock feeding and crop fertilization. This course seeks enthusiastic researchers who have interest in the theories and technology related to the entire process of biological industry, from the production of animals and plants as a primary sector of industry to processing and distribution, and eventually to the supply of goods to consumers. We also seek researchers who are interested in research needed by society concerning these issues.
Science of Biological Environment
This course seeks students willing to advance theory using research methods employed in ecology, biology, physics and chemistry to solve environmental issues, which constitute the foundation of biological production, including agriculture and forestry and the correlation between the global environment and species. In addition, the course seeks students who have a strong desire to contribute to society through research on the theories and technology related to the environmental preservation of farmland and forest ecosystems and the management of sustainable biological resources.
Science of Biological Resources
This course seeks researchers who are motivated to acquire the technology and understanding of theory related to the high-level usage of biological resources including untapped resources, the creation of new substances, and the application of such knowledge to environmental improvement. Students will advance fundamental theories related to biological functions and resources by analyzing the structural and organized functions of soil, which constitutes the foundation of production and biological resources. This includes the analysis of animals, plants and microorganisms from multiple and comprehensive perspectives, such as cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, organic and physical chemistry.
United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences
This division trains highly qualified researchers who can contribute to various fields of society and conduct unique, cutting-edge research through the application of highly professional knowledge regarding veterinary medicine in the hope of contributing to the advancement of society and sciences related to veterinary medicine. In addition, the division aims to contribute to international cooperation and respond to international needs as well as to the further development of science, technology, and veterinary medicine.
United Graduate School of Drug Discovery and Medical Information Sciences
This program conducts interdisciplinary education and research based on cutting-edge biological and life sciences under the theme of drug discovery. It strives to train personnel who possess high-level specialized skills, foresight, and flexible thinking who can contribute to the latest fields of 21st-century medical treatment, medicine, and life sciences.
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