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Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Faculty of Education (Japanese only)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences has very unique characteristics, rarely found in Japan, one of which is education and research of various liberal arts subjects in a comprehensive way regardless of whether they are science or non-science courses. Its educational goal is to provide students with a balanced opportunity in specialty and generality in hopes of developing students who can accurately cope with various social and regional problems.

The purpose of the Faculty of Education is to give education to the undergraduate students, majoring in school education, lifelong education, and art and culture, on the basis of comprehensive academic research and in close contact with the affiliated schools and center for educational practices, and to help them contribute to the local areas, and to the world, through their human capacity, professional expertise, and practical teaching ability, formed under the curriculum with special discipline for the teaching profession.

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Faculty of Agriculture

The Faculty of Engineering seeks to contribute to the unveiling of the principles of nature and technological revolution by producing talented young men and women who possess specialized knowledge in engineering and related fields of an international-standard and by encouraging the active pursuit of fundamental and applied research. Also, by connecting our research activities with the local community, we strive to create a Faculty of Engineering that coexists with both the local community and international society

The Faculty of Agriculture aims at studying and systematizing the technology of stable production of bio-resources including food materials in cold regions. To achieve these goals, we take multidimensional approaches at levels of genes, individuals and populations to various life processes in plants, microorganisms and animals. Animal medicine is another specialized area in our faculty. In addition, we pursue sustainable agricultural production systems by means of natural and/or social scientific methods to maintain coexistence of environmental preservation and sustainable agriculture by human beings.

Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate School of Education (Japanese only)

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences provides its students with an opportunity for advanced specialized, interdisciplinary and comprehensive academic study and research. Its educational goal is that the students can have a balanced viewpoint, develop accurate judgment as specialists, and provide solutions to various problems faced by modern and regional society. The courses are held both in the daytime and evening and open for nonstudent adults in order to respond to the social need for continuing education.

The purpose of the Graduate School of Education is to provide the society, in accordance with its educational development and diversification, with human resources of graduate students, including the incumbent teachers trained under the in-service graduate program, who are gifted with practical ability and substantial knowledge of education and culture, nurtured through research and practice in the field of education, art, and culture, and to help them contribute to the promotion of the educational and cultural standard of the local areas.

Graduate School of Engineering

Graduate School of Agriculture

The Graduate School of Engineering has constructed a flexible and functional system of education that is adaptable to multidisciplinary fields in order to produce creative engineers and researchers with the ability to apply their talents. Also,through our activities of international exchange we maintain a high international standard for our research and we strive to contribute to the technological revolution and activation of industry by focusing on world technology.

On the basis of knowledge and experience on agriculture learned through undergraduate course, the Graduate School of Agriculture aims at educating students with abilities that can be applied to the field related to life science, food production science, and environmental science. We pursue both studies of outstanding originality at international level and studies of developing a new research area derived from collaborations with local community.

United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences

United Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences, Gifu University

The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences (UGAS) is one of the six united graduate schools in Japan that has inaugurated doctoral courses for the agricultural sciences. UGAS consists of four universities―Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Hirosaki University, Yamagata University and Iwate University, all situated in Hokkaido and the Tohoku area in Japan. All the campuses are located in green environment and these universities are expected to grow in reputation and importance as key players in food production in Japan.

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