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Outline of Departments and Divisions

Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Outline of the Department

In order to foster stable and sustainable plant production and the supply of reliable, and safe farm products, we carry out education with basic knowledge and techniques of plant production, as well as in such areas as environmentally safer agriculture utilizing the natural cyclical function and natural enemies; weed control for sustainable agriculture; plant factory; agricultural mechanization and improvement of working labor environment; farm land consolidation; irrigation and water management; and development of farm management.
This facilitates the acquisition of specialist knowledge relating plant production, as well as internationalized leadership capacity, and cultivates individuals who are capable of developing efficient, sustainable plant production and distribution systems that are in harmony with the environment, as well as developing optimal mechanization and safety techniques, creating rural areas that can be bases of production and materials cycling, and who can make contributions internationally.

Educational Program

Our departments offer a two-tier curriculum. In the first stage, students study the science of agriculture from a broad perspective, learning what is necessary to achieve a stable, sustainable supply of reliable, safe agricultural products, while maintaining a harmonious relationship between the environment and natural ecosystems, and the agricultural production base.
In the second stage, students study specialized subjects as Crop Science, Vegetable and Ornamental Horticulture, Pomology, Postharvest Biology and Technology, Weed Science, Plant Pathology, Applied Entomology, Agricultural Engineering, Regional Agricultural Systems, Agricultural Economics and Management and etc. The curriculum combines lectures with experimentation and hands-on practice, enabling students to acquire deeper as well as more experiential knowledge and technique.

Department of Forest and Environmental Sciences

Outline of the Department

Forest, agricultural land and other green area are indispensable for human well-being, i.e., as safe and comfortable living environments, as well as the production filed of biological resources to keep living on the Earth. The mission of "the Department of Forest and Environmental Sciences" is to provide a high quality education on forest and environmental sciences based on an integrated scope considering forest, rural and urban areas as a continuum with interaction. The education emphasizes (1) sustainability of agriculture and forestry, (2) function of forest and green space, and (3) harmonization of resource use with natural and social environments.

Educational Program

In this department, a wide range of knowledge for the structure and function of forest, rural and urban ecosystems are instructed. The professional theory and skills acquired via the department’s educational program includes; forest and water resources management, revegetation of devastated land, urban greening, disaster prevention, eco-materials development and utilization, landscape planning, and ecosystem restoration.

Department of Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences

Outline of the Department

This department provides the education and research focusing on molecular and biochemical characterization as well as chemical characterization of biological resources such as microorganisms, plants and animals.
The education and research aim at the application to solve the subjects that mankind will confront in life science, food science and environmental science in this century.

Educational Program

The department offers lectures and experiments in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biogenetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Soil Science, Food Science and Nutrition.

Department of Marine Biology and Environmental Sciences

Outline of the Department

The sea is the largest part of the aquatic network on the earth, connecting with rivers, lakes, and glaciers, as well as the atmosphere and the mantle beneath the crust, and thus governs the physical environment of the earth. The department activities are focusing on the ocean life, the marine environment and the profitability of aquatic organisms for human beings. Not only the interesting biological phenomena of aquatic life, but also the variety of organic sources concerning with mankind, we can encounter in these aquatic world to which we feel a sense of wonder.

Educational Program

The staffs listed below offer lectures and practice trainings on Marine Biology, Ecology, Genetics, Bio- Resource Chemistry, Ichthyology, Fish and Shellfish Pathology, Physiology, Reproductive Biology, and so on.

 

Department of Animal and Grassland Sciences

Outline of the Department

The Department aims to nurture students who can contribute to safe and good-quality livestock production by recycling limited self-supplying feed resources to achieve the saving of cost and labor. In order to achieve the above aims, we provide the education on both animal and grassland sciences, stressing on the production of meat animals adapted to warm climate in southern Kyushu area and herbage production based on tropical and subtropical species.

Educational Program

The Department provides the professional knowledge on rational livestock production, animal welfare, utilization of forage resources, and proper grazing management on grasslands through the practicum in its affiliated facility: (The University Ranch). In addition, the students can learn the vast knowledge related to animal and grassland sciences, such as Anatomy of Domestic Animals, Disease Prevention, Public Health and Animal Food Processing etc, with the cooperation of Department of Veterinary Sciences and other Departments.

Department of Veterinary Sciences

Outline of the Department

The Department of Veterinary Sciences consists of the following Laboratories: Veterinary Anatomy, Veterinary Physiology, Veterinary Pharmacology, Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary Microbiology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Animal Health, Veterinary Public Health, Teriogenology, Veterinary Radiology, Veterinary Parasitic Diseases, Veterinary Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Animal Infectious Disease and Prevention. In order to acquire knowledge and skills necessary for a veterinarian, the course provided in the Department includes Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Pathology, Microbiology, Parasitology, Animal Infectious Disease and Prevention, Radiobiology, Veterinary Internal Medicine, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Infectious Diseases, Veterinary Reproduction and Obstetrics, Veterinary Hygiene and Veterinary Public Health. The course for veterinary students is six years.

Educational Program

Students learn principles and practices for treatment of animal diseases, public health, principles and application techniques to improve animal reproduction and to prevent diseases, structures of animal body, sciences concerning causes and developments of diseases. For graduation thesis students have to carry out experiments, practice and acquire special techniques, survey articles on a special subject and then finally integrate the results of these studies into one volume of thesis. The graduation thesis is evaluated by staff members.

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