Outline(The Division of Life Sciences)

06.04.2023 Update


The lives of human beings are possible only in harmony with the environment. However, in the pursuit of conveniences available with technological advances, it is undeniable that the Earth as an environment is facing a crisis. It is expected in these circumstances that life sciences, the study of life and daily living, will come to the forefront as the science of the 21st century.

In the Life Sciences graduate division, the academic fields of science, technology, and life sciences (which range from basic biological science to biotechnology) are integrated organically to provide a new kind of learning and research environment. The graduate division focuses on the global environment as it affects human being and also healthy life-and-living styles to make the shift towards a sustainable world in which the human race and the environment can coexist. Based on these principles, the Life Sciences master's program is committed to fostering specialists and providing an education that will lead to imaginative and highly advanced studies in the doctoral program.

Five departments have been established in this graduate division: Biological Sciences, Human Environmental Sciences, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Counseling (Japan Science and Technology Agency Initiative Course)

Biological Sciences

Biological Sciences involve the biological studies in various organisms, including humans, at the levels of gene, genome, macromolecule, cell, and individual, to understand the universality and diversity of organisms and the relationships between organisms and their environments.

Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences

Food and Nutritional Sciences range from basic food research to the development of applications. Research will involve establishing healthy food styles, analyzing and resolving issues in the prevention of lifestyle-related diseases, and examining food safety issues.

Department of Genetic Counseling

Genetic Counseling is to educate future genetics counselors who work to support people facing genetic conditions and birth defects.

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