The focus of this Department is on organisms related to food and agriculture, and materials linked to the environment and related areas. We develop human resources who have superior knowledge and skills based mainly on chemistry and biology to contribute to the development of areas including agriculture; bioindustries related to food, chemistry and medicine; and the creation and protection of the agricultural environment. Through guided research, we train individuals in a higher level of specialist knowledge, skills, scientific thinking and expression. The Department has two divisions: the Division of Applied Chemistry in Bioscience and the Division of Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology.

Applied Chemistry in Bioscience

This Division aims to educate individuals who can use information gained from analyzing the composition and effects of materials related to biological phenomena and food products on molecular or genetic levels, and can contribute to the development of core research and bioindustry.

Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology

The goal of this Division is to enable the creation of sustainable bioproduction system while maintaining the integrity of the agricultural environment. This will be done through understanding and analyzing the biological phenomena created by diverse organisms within the agricultural environment (agricultural ecosystem).

About the Doctoral Program
  1. Students will learn advanced academic research techniques in each specialist field.
  2. As well as improving students’ English academic writing abilities and English debating skills, we make use of our academic agreements with foreign institutions to equip students with the skills to work in an international environment.
  3. Students can gain a broad interdisciplinary perspective through taking a joint class with the five natural sciences graduate schools in Kobe University, Advanced Science and Technology II.
  4. Students who demonstrate particularly outstanding research results can take all the credits necessary to complete this course in just over a year (an early graduation system).

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Doctor of Philosophy,
    Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural Science
  • Subject area
    Applied Chemistry in Bioscience
    Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Total Intake (AY 2015)


Contact us

1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-5928
E-mail: ans-kyomu@office.kobe-u.
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