Faculty of Science
Enter?Graduate School to Continue in Advanced Studies
The Faculty of Science established in1949, now consists of five departments and the Botanical Gardens. Our faculty members play a leading part in a wide range of research fields and several groups have prominently high international reputations. On the basis of the research activities, a high quality education is provided for both undergraduate and graduate?students.
The undergraduate course is designed systematically from basic to advanced subjects. The lectures are well linked with exercises; a variety of experimental trainings with high-level laboratory facilities and small group seminars are offered. The fourth year students are assigned to laboratories and pursue undergraduate researches under the supervision of a faculty member.
The graduate program combines creative, independent research with seminars and lectures. The dominant component is research. New graduate students usually complete their master thesis in two years and their doctoral thesis in three years.
Our graduates go on to a variety of outstanding and rewarding positions, including jobs in academia, industry and national laboratories.
Main Resarch Subjects
|Department||Main Research Subjects|
Astroparticle and High Energy Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
|Biology||Science of Biomolecules
Functional Biology of Natural History
Evolution of Lithosphere, Hydrosphere and Biosphere
The Botanical Gardens were established in1950. About 6000 living plant species, collected from all over the world, are cultivated in a total area of 26 hectares. The collection includes more than 1,000 species native to Japan, some of which are endangered in their natural habitats. The cultivated plants serve as materials of various plant researches and form a gene pool useful for human life. In addition to the plant collection activity, the gardens are cultivating 11 forest types of Japan. The establishment of these forest types in the gardens would enhance our understanding of natural forest types that are rapidly decreasing in size due to land development and human activities. The cultivated plants and the forest types are open to the public. The faculty members of the gardens have been engaged in various research activities in the fields of systematics, ecology, physiology, genetics, horticulture, and dendrology. The research achievements include the discovery of the new fossil genus Metasequoia by Dr. Shigeru Miki and the establishment of the warmth index by Dr.Tatsuo Kira.
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