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Entrance examination guidance

Admission procedure

Interested students should contact their prospective supervisor (see list of faculty members) for more information on submitting an application to the Admission Office.

The Graduate Program in Food and Nutritional Sciences

This Program consists of two divisions, the Division of Food Sciences and the Division of Nutritional Sciences. Students learn basic science and advanced technologies in order to contribute to the food-based promotion of health and prevention of disease, and in order to become researchers or other professionals with advanced expertise and techniques applicable to rapidly aging societies. The Division of Food Science focuses on food functions, biochemistry, genetic engineering, and plant science, as well as to the chemical composition of food, processing and storage techniques, and food safety. The Division of Nutritional Sciences investigates biological response to nutrients, the molecular mechanism of cancer and its prevention, with a special focus on nutrition and meal management for the treatment of disease, as well as basic, advanced and practical research on the prevention of lifestyle-related illness.

The Graduate Program in Environmental Health Sciences

Our students are trained to become individuals who are capable of seeing environmental problems from multiple perspectives, and who will contribute to the development of an environmentally sustainable society. In the Global, Regional, and Local Environmental Science Course, students study pollution from harmful chemical substances, as well as analysis and evaluation of the changes in regional or global environments, based on observation in the fields of atmosphere, water, forests and ocean. In the Environmental Life Science Course, students learn various life phenomena from microbes to Homo sapiens, and study environmental responses of organisms, the impact on the health of Homo sapiens by environmental factors, and prevention methods for protecting life. The Environmental Symbiosis Course focuses on the creation of a comfortable and prosperous environment for the future, and conservation of water and the soil environment, the supply of safe water, chemical substances and health, and the development of people-friendly and eco-friendly materials, etc. are the subjects of study. Individuals from a variety of backgrounds are welcome to join the program, including working people who are interested in the environmental problems faced by companies and research and development institutions, Japanese students , and international students.

For more details, please refer to the below PDF files and documents.

・Graduate Program in Food and Nutritional Sciences, Graduate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (Master's and Doctoral Programs)

Graduate School of Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences

The School of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences were reorganized and consolidated to form the Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences, which opened in 2012. We develop cutting edge Nutritional Sciences based on pharmaceuticals and food, and educate our students to be researchers and professionals with high expertise, who can contribute to healthy longevity as well as the creation of a safe and peaceful environment. The graduate school continues the research and education programs established with our university’s 21st Century COE Program “Center of Excellence for Evolutionary Human Health Sciences,” established in 2002, and Global COE Program “Global Center of Excellence for Innovation in Human Health Sciences,” established in 2007, both of which were sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. We have five areas of programs, and the Graduate Program in Food and Nutritional Sciences and Graduate Program in Environmental Health Sciences provide graduate education and research for “Food, Nutrition, Environment,” which are key to the sustainability of the human being. Part of the laboratory that belongs to the Graduate Program in Food and Nutritional Sciences is used by the Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences at the doctoral level.

For more details, please refer to the below PDF and document.

・Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences (Doctoral Program)

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