Graduate School of Agriculture

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The Graduate School of Agriculture has the Department of Biological Resource Sciences, which offers five standard course of study and one special course of study. The Department conducts education and research in pursuit of the following goals.

  1. Training students to be ethical, international-minded professionals who can display their competence as leaders in society or business by utilizing their communication skills and capacity for collecting and analyzing information.
  2. Training students to be specialists who can use their advanced, applied and practical skills in fields such as the development and functional analysis of bioresources, environmental conservation, sustainable agriculture, life chemistry, food science and sustainable regional development.
  3. Training students to be specialists who can use their advanced agricultural techniques and management skills in taking initiative in agricultural organizations, businesses, institutions, governments or laboratories in north- central Kyushu and elsewhere in Asia.

Department and Courses of Study

  • Department of Biological Resource Sciences

    • Course of Applied Biological Sciences
    • Students are trained to acquire extensive knowledge on the basics and applications of development, utilization, control and protection of biological resources so that they will be able to contribute to the advancement of applied biological sciences in the field of agriculture by making use of their expertise.


    • Course of Bioenvironmental Conservation
    • Students are trained to be specialists who engage in advanced research and education related to the creation and conservation of a stable and sustainable biological environment and related to the effective use of biological re- sources, with an aim of securing an environment where a symbiotic relationship is maintained between humans and other living things. These students are also expected to contribute to regional development and to the pro- gress of the international community.


    • Course of Resource Recycling Agrobiology and Agro-Production System
    • On the basis of the latest theories and technologies of bioscience and information science of bioresource produc- tion, students are trained to be specialists who help to develop eco-friendly sustainable food production systems and production management systems and thereby to help solve global food and environmental problems.


    • Course of Rural Development
    • Students are trained to be internationally active specialists who have knowledge about sustainable development and the utilization of local resources as well as interactions between humans and the natural environment in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, and who use the knowledge to help promote cyclical systems and related businesses regarding the use of agricultural, forestry and marine resources.


    • Course of Applied Biochemistry and Food Science
    • Students are trained to enhance their research capabilities on the basis of solid knowledge and skills necessary for research on life chemistry and food chemistry, so that they can assume leadership roles in diverse fields in society.


    • Special Course: Management of Agricultural Technology (MOT of Agriculture)
    • Students are trained as advanced specialists who can engage in the management of agricultural technology and farming and help meet the needs for collaborative farming such as those of agricultural corporations and commu- nity farming. They are also expected to be international specialists in the management of agricultural technology and farming who can help satisfy the demands for food safety in Yellow Sea Rim and Southeast Asian nations. The Special Course on Management of Agricultural Technology is linked to the special course for adult students. And Students taking a standard course can also study under the special curriculum of this special course.

Faculty of Agriculture [Website]

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