Graduate School of Agricultural Science

Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics

With the advent of a population explosion and increasing global environmental problems there is a growing concern for the world food supply in the near future. In particular, the considerably low food self-sufficiency ratio of our country requires the establishment of a stable food supply system. In the Department of Agricultural Engineering and Socio-Economics educational research is carried out that aims at the systemization of all processes from agricultural infrastructure to distribution and consumption of foods so that producers and consumers alike may coexist in an environmentally sustainable society. The department has two divisions: the Division of Agricultural Engineering and the Division of Food and Environmental Economics which foster human resources and provide them with a broad knowledge with regards to food and the environment and skills so that they can play an active role in the public or private sector.

Agricultural Engineering

This course provides students with two education and research programs in the agricultural engineering field:
(1) the Regional and Environmental Engineering Program (JABEE program) which aims to research the utilization and conservation of water and land resources, agricultural facilities and rural systems as components in agricultural production environments and
(2) the Bio-systems Engineering Program which aims to research the development of food production systems including cultivation, crop management, harvest, storage, processing, distribution, consumption, and the associated processing of waste disposal and effective use of biomass resources.

Food and Environmental Economics

We conduct social scientific research and teaching on theories and policies for solving food, farming, and environmental issues; policies for revitalizing rural communities and developing farm management; and statistical procedures addressing the production, distribution, and consumption of food with an emphasis on the food and agriculture-related industries.

Bioresource Science

Bioresource Science Animals and plants are essential as reproducible resources of food and various materials for our life. The Department of Bioresource Science provides education and research on animals, plants and microorganisms at the gene, molecule, cell, individual, group, species and ecosystem levels. The research and education also include the management and efficient utilization of bioresources for sustainable food production and safe food supply. Our goal is to develop outstanding bio-specialist with comprehen-sive knowledge and thinking power who can play an active role in a variety of fields ranging from food production to new biotechnology. To achieve the goal this department has two divisions, the Division of Animal Science and the Division of Plant Science.

Animal Science

The Division of Animal Science is dedicated to promoting the safe, effective, and sustainable management of animal resources. To fulfill its mission, The Division conducts research and education on animal biology based on genet-ic, biochemical, morphological, and immunological approaches, with an em-phasis on understanding various biological functions and their regulation at the molecular, cellular, individual, and population levels.

Plant Science

Provides students with research and education programs that aim at improving the productivity and quality of edible crops, horticultural crops, industrial plants, and trees all as resource plants that support our daily life through studying their physiology, ecology, and genetic characteristics.


The Department of Agrobioscience develops human resources that have the ability to understand and analyze a variety of functions and phenomena of organisms related to food and agriculture from the molecular to the ecosystem level from various perspectives, and those who can support society leveraging biology in the 21st century by utilizing, developing, and controlling organisms and their functions such as in developing bioindustries related to agricultural crops, food, chemistry, medicine, etc. and cultivates excellent scientific powers of environment. The department has many fields that encompass food, chemistry, biology, etc, and cultivates excellent scientific powers of thinking, experimentation, and expression by providing students with a systematic lecture curriculum which takes actual career paths info consideration. To achieve these goals, the department has two divisions: the Division of Applied Chemistry in Bioscience and the Division of Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology

Applied Chemistry in Bioscience

Provides students with research and education programs that clarify the living organisms ingest and produce, the chemical structure and action in the environment around the organisms, and diverse life systems at the molecular level, and that leverage, synthesize, control and develop them.

Plant Health, Environment and Biotechnology

Provides students with research and education programs that clarify life phenomenon caused by various organisms in agricultural environments or agricultural ecosystems and that create sustainable bioproduction systems while retaining the integrity of the agricultural environment.