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Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of Agricultural Science

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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The Graduate School of Agricultural Science has the following educational and research objectives; to develop specialists equipped with knowledge and skills required to establish a sustainable society coexisting with nature; and to develop intellectual foundations for the society. In the light of these objectives, the Graduate School of Agricultural Science conducts the education of expert knowledge on agricultural sciences and the researches on various subjects to be resolved such as sufficient supply of safe foods, conservation of natural environment and ecological system, health improvement and so on.

Toward the achievement of its mission, in order to guarantee the education of the highest standard and outstanding quality, the Graduate School of Agricultural Science awards Master's or Doctoral degrees to those students who complete Master's or Doctoral Program in line with the following two policies.

  • Students shall study at the graduate school for the designated period and obtain the required credits for graduation prescribed by the Rule of the Graduate School of Agricultural Science, and pass the review and examinations for the Master's Thesis in the Master's Program or the Doctoral Thesis in the Doctoral Program.
  • The learning goals that must be attained by students in each program by the time of graduation are the following:
    [Enriched Humanity]
    To act as well-educated, advanced specialists equipped with high ethical standards.
    [Creativity]
    To independently set and complete research themes by deep understanding traditional thoughts and methodology in agricultural sciences from critical perspective and by fusion and development of ingenious thoughts and methodology.
    [International Awareness]
    To respect diverse values, and display an excellent command and skill of communication in one's professional and/or academic fields.
    [Expertise]
    To acquire the fundamental scholarly knowledge and excellent specialized skills in agricultural sciences, and to contribute to the creation of knowledge and intellectual infrastructure for establishing a sustainable society by the exploration of various problems in agricultural sciences (comprised by main academic fields of "Food, Environment and Health/Life"), in order to exert a leadership role in professional and/or academic fields of agricultural sciences. The learning goals in each department are the following:
    Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics

    To acquire the advanced knowledge and the research skills to be able to solve various problems on the agricultural production infrastructures and the food production, processing, distribution and consumption, in the Master's Program.

    To acquire the advanced research skills, the profound knowledge and the superior specialized skills to create systems that enable the sustainable and efficient food production and supply, from international standpoints as well as domestic standpoints, in the Doctoral Program.

    Department of Bioresource Science

    To acquire advanced knowledge and research skills to be able to solve various problems on the bioresource/exploration/production/utilization and the bioresource conservation/management techniques in the Master's Program.

    To acquire the profound knowledge and the advanced research skills to be able to extend to a wide range of fields from food production to bioscience through the attainment of original scientific researches on bioresources in the Doctoral Program.

    Department of Agrobioscience

    To acquire the advanced knowledge and research skills to be able to analyze various biological functions/phenomena associated with the agriculture and foodstuffs from the molecular to ecosystem levels in the Master's Program.

    To acquire the profound knowledge, the advanced research skills and the highly specialized skills to pursue the cutting-edge science associated with the chemical/biological application of biological functions and the preservation of agricultural environments, based on the insight with a broad perspective, in the Doctoral Program.