Our graduate school aims to educate and train graduate students for a future career as a researcher or professional in the interdisciplinary research field of systems life sciences. This research field represents a combination of life sciences including not only medicine and agriculture, but also informatics and engineering. For this purpose, we offer courses and training that cover a wide range of different types of professional expertise and research techniques. Our graduate school is administered by one department that provides a five-year doctoral course.
In the first year, students are recommended to take basic courses in areas outside of those related to their previous education.
Upon finishing the second year, passing the final examination, accumulating the adequate number of credits, and completing the Master’s thesis, graduate students will obtain a Master’s degree.
Following the third year, graduate students will be given the opportunity to work closely with two or more supervisors from different fields to facilitate their interdisciplinary education.
Our graduate school provides a five-year doctoral course to nurture global leaders in research and education of systems life sciences, and to cultivate top-caliber professionals with combined expertise in biology and informatics, or biology and engineering.