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Historical Background

The Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki can trace back its origin to the Miyazaki College of Agriculture and Forestry (Departments of Agronomy, Forestry and Animal Science) which was founded in 1924. In 1949, the Miyazaki College of Agriculture and Forestry, 2 normal schools and a technical college were combined to form University of Miyazaki, and the Miyazaki College of Agriculture and Forestry set up the Faculty of Agriculture with Departments of Agronomy, Forestry, Animal Science, Veterinary Science and Agricultural Chemistry. The Faculty of Agriculture, by successively expanding into several specialized scientific fields, eventually had 8 departments: Agronomy, Forestry, Animal Science, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Chemistry, Fisheries, Agricultural Engineering and Grassland Science. In 2010, after reorganizing the Departments, the Faculty now has Departments of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Forest and Environmental Sciences, Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences, Marine Biological and Environmental Sciences, Animal and Grassland Sciences, and Veterinary Science. Graduate School of Agriculture for Master's course (two-year course) was established in 1967, had 5 graduate courses: Agricultural Biology, Regional Resource Management Sciences, Forest and Grassland Sciences, Fishery Sciences, Biochemistry and Applied Biosciences. From April 2007, a Doctoral course in Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Agriculture and Engineering (three-year course which combine agriculture and engineering), started with the purpose of integrating education and research fields, from April 2010 another Doctoral course in Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine (four-year course) also commenced with the aim of producing excellent physicians, veterinarians, researchers and educators as advanced professionals. From April 2014, the graduate school of Agriculture has evolved into a new graduate course (6course) which features an “International Course of Agriculture” with English-only lectures, which surely expedites acceptance of foreign students and globalization of Japanese students.

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