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Graduate School of Science

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  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

     Education and research at the Graduate School of Science constantly aims to create and develop knowledge for the fundamental understanding of the truths of the natural world and insure this knowledge is passed on. Instruction in the concepts and methodologies of the physical sciences is given to students who will lead in the next generation, developing cosmopolitan individuals with abundant creativity and furnished with the knowledge and means to solve as yet unknown problems.

     This graduate school comprises the five departments of Physics, Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Science, Chemistry and Biological Sciences. In addition, the school possesses a number of affiliated centers and research institutions including the Misaki Marine Biological Station, Koishikawa Botanical Gardens, the Research Center for Spectrochemistry, the Geochemical Research Center, the Center for Nuclear Study, the Research Center for the Early Universe, the Center for Ultrafast Intense Laser Science and the Molecular Genetics Research Laboratory. Each program receives the cooperation of teaching staff both internal and external to the school and graduate programs and those affiliated with the research institutions in addition to the key lecturers, covering an extensive range of specialized fields. World class research and graduate school education is conducted on each program.

     In most cases graduate students are affiliated with a laboratory and proceed with research on a variety of themes under the guidance of teaching staff. Concurrently, knowledge concerning specialized fields and related areas is deepened through lessons and seminars. For the two years of the master's program and for the subsequent three years of the doctoral program, students immerse themselves in research in order to explain a part of the natural structure of nature by means of a profound interaction with nature. The results of this is brought together as a master's thesis or doctoral dissertation, which is then examined and results in the conferral of a master's or doctoral degree. Naturally tackling a new world about which you still have many questions is immensely difficult. However it is not rare for great discoveries to be made from research led by graduate students. New ideas developed by young people in defiance of restraint are indispensable for research in the physical sciences.

     At the Graduate School of Science, approximately half of the students who complete the master's program go on to enroll in the doctoral program. In turn many of the students who complete the doctoral program go on to be active primarily as teaching staff in universities and research institutions both domestically and overseas or as postdoctoral staff at the forefront of research.

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