A Message from Dean of Graduate School
Let’s create a better world by learning agricultural sciences!
SHIWACHI Hironobu, Ph. D.
Dean, Graduate School of Agriculture
The Graduate School of Agriculture, Tokyo University of Agriculture, aims at developing scientific theories/technologies, which are necessary for solving on a global scale, such problems as agriculture, food, health, resources and energy that humankind faces, and fostering people who will support these. This task has been the mission of the Tokyo NODAI since its foundation, and up until now with its 125th anniversary near at hand, it is something the entire school has been united in efforts to actualize.
The Graduate School of Agriculture is a school that puts agriculture and biology together, pursuing multidisciplinary education and researches by graduate students and staff from abroad as well as Japan, and has already obtained a high reputation. Human resources who have knowledge, technology and a sense of mission are indispensable in making the future Japan and the world a better place to live in. The role of agriculture and agricultural science that supports it, which are the foundations for the development of local communities, are needed in preserving the environment, producing safe and secure food, and realizing a stable supply. We welcome those of you who want to acquire knowledge in order to create a better world through agriculture.▲ Go to Top on this page
The Only Bioindustrial Research Center in Japan, Combining Production and Utilization of Biological Resources in the Okhotsk with Industrial Management
SHIOMOTO Akihiro, Ph. D.
Dean, Graduate School of Bioindustry
The Okhotsk area is blessed with terrestrial and aquatic biological resources. Our graduate school, the only center for bioindustrial research and education in Japan, is located in such area. Our school has four major fields of study in the Master’s program, Bioproduction, Aquatic Bioscience, Food and Cosmetic Science, and Business Science; in the Doctoral program we have a major in Bioindustry. The nature in Okhotsk area gives us abundant biological resources. This area includes Shiretoko Peninsular, which has been inscribed on the World Heritage List. This area is also a major food production base in Japan, as well as a sanctuary that offers an ecosystem of wild fauna and flora. You must study and know the mechanisms supporting the abundant biological production system for sustainable use. In addition, even if much production that advantages to abundance is given, you must use the production well for getting richness. By providing many people with the products, the richness of Okhotsk is returned to society.
Our graduate students learn and study the biological production system, the application to use and processing of products, and the management in the distribution of products deeply; the students also take multidisciplinary programs. We pursue the development of human resources who can contribute to the international and local communities through their broad knowledge and global perspective, based on the wide range of insights gained in the Okhotsk area.▲ Go to Top on this page