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School of Life Science and Technology

School of Life Science and Technology Unravel the Complex and Diverse Phenomena of Life

Training students of life science and technology to succeed on a global level. In the School of Life Science and Technology, students learn a wide range of specialized knowledge related to life science and technology and engage in world-class research and development. We aim to cultivate individuals with expertise in life science and engineering who can create new science and technology. In the Undergraduate Program, students learn the basics of science and technology in specialized courses covering life science-related biology, chemistry, and physics. In their fourth year, students make a start toward cutting-edge research as they engage in the Undergraduate Independent Research Project. The graduate school offers Graduate Majors in Life Science and Technology as well as Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering. In Life Science and Technology, students mainly take advanced courses in life science and conduct research. In Human Centered Science and Biomedical Engineering, students learn and conduct research by blending life science with the fields of chemistry, materials, machines, electrical and electronic engineering, information, etc. Students are encouraged to acquire internationally valued skills through study abroad at universities with cutting-edge knowledge and technologies in North America, Europe, and Asia or through internships at overseas companies.

Special webpage for 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Learn more about Honorary Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi and his prize-winning research into the mechanisms of autophagy

Special webpage for 2016 Nobel laureate in Physiology or Medicine

Why Study at the School of Life Science and Technology?

Japan's largest education and research organization for Life Science and Technology.

Japan's largest education and research organization for Life Science and Technology.

With a history at the frontier of Life Science and Technology spanning 20 years, we provide the largest life sciences Undergraduate Program and Graduate Program in Japan where students can broadly study life science and technology not only from a science and engineering viewpoint, but also from pharmacology, medical, and agricultural perspectives.

Students can conduct research in areas from chemistry and physics to materials and information.

Students can conduct research in areas from chemistry and physics to materials and information.

At the School of Life Science and Technology, approximately 70 professors and associate professors perform cutting-edge research in a broad range of fields. The research fields relate not only to biology, but also extend to other scientific fields such as chemistry, physics, materials, information, etc.

Broad and diverse studies lead to employment opportunities.

Broad and diverse studies lead to employment opportunities.

Studies at the School of Life Science and Technology are connected not only with the scientific fields of biology, chemistry, physics, etc., but also with engineering fields such as applied chemistry, materials, machinery, information, etc., so graduates can set their sights on companies and research institutes in a variety of fields.

At a Glance

School of Life Science and Technology
1st year of bachelor's program
Undergraduate Major
(undergraduate study year 2–4)
Graduate Major
School of Life Science and Technology*1

*1 1st-year undergraduates enrolled before April 2018 are affiliated with the 7th Academic Group, while those enrolled in or after April 2019 are affiliated with the School of Life Science and Technology

*2 Interdisciplinary graduate majors connected to multiple departments

Featured Education and Research Activities

Japan's Largest Education and Research Organization for Life Science and Technology

Japan's Largest Education and Research Organization for Life Science and Technology

The School of Life Science and Technology has the largest life sciences Undergraduate Degree and Graduate Program in Japan where students can broadly study life science and technology not only from a science and engineering viewpoint, but also from pharmacology, medical, and agricultural perspectives.

Cutting-Edge Research from Chemistry and Physics to Materials and Information

Cutting-Edge Research from Chemistry and Physics to Materials and Information

At the School of Life Science and Technology, approximately 70 professors and associate professors perform cutting-edge research in a broad range of fields. The research fields relate not only to biology, but also extend to other scientific fields including chemistry, physics, materials, and information.

Encouraging International Exchange and Internships

Encouraging International Exchange and Internships

Studies at the School of Life Science and Technology are connected not only with the scientific fields of biology, chemistry, physics, etc., but also with engineering fields such as applied chemistry, materials, machinery, information, etc. By studying at the School of Life Science and Technology, students can find employment in a variety of fields.

Conduct Research in an International Environment

Conduct Research in an International Environment

Many outstanding researchers visit from abroad, and participate in joint research and seminars. Each research laboratory is also home to many exchange students. The campus is an environment where students develop an international outlook and research skills.

Broad and Diverse Studies Lead to Employment Opportunities

Broad and Diverse Studies Lead to Employment Opportunities

Studies at the School of Life Science and Technology are connected not only with the scientific fields of biology, chemistry, physics, etc., but also with engineering fields such as applied chemistry, materials, machinery, information, etc. By studying at the School of Life Science and Technology, students can find employment in a variety of fields.

Message from student

Arisa Yoshida

Exploring Rogue Cells in Cancer Tissues

Arisa Yoshida

4th-year bachelor's student, AY 2018

Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioscience and Biotechnology

In recent years, it has become apparent that cancer cells are not the only harmful constituents of cancer tissues. Rather, there are a variety of cells that aid the malignant transformation and growth of cancer. In my research, I use cancer cells to uncover the mechanisms of how cells release molecular messages and how these messages affect other cells. The process of setting up a hypothesis and designing an experiment to test the hypothesis is both challenging and rewarding. I hope to acquire the skills to be able to uncover the development and progression of cancer.

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The abovementioned Department of Biotechnology, School of Bioscience and Biotechnology are student affiliations for those who entered in 2015 or earlier. For details on the education system in 2016 and onward, please see the following webpageouter.

Number of Students and Faculty Members

Students - 1,195

Faculty - 88

* Student numbers denote maximum student capacity of the department.

* Number of Faculty is subject to change.

Click below for the list of School of Life Science and Technology Faculty.

List of Faculty

Teaching Certificates That Can Be Acquired

<Undergraduate Degree Program>

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Science)

First-Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Science)

<Master's Degree Program>

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Lower Secondary School(Science)

Advanced Class Teaching Certificate for Upper Secondary School(Science)

Disclosure of Information

Publications

Professor Profiles 2017

Table of Contents

  • Greeting from Dean
  • History and Roots of the School
  • Overview of Our Researches
  • Faculty Members and Researches
  • Centers and Facilities
  • Education
  • Curriculum
  • Student's Activities and Internatinal Exchange
  • Special Graduate Programs
  • Future Carriers
  • For Applicants

Message from the Dean

Hisakazu MIHARA

The School of Life Science and Technology encompasses approximately 70 research fields with 120 faculty members involved. Through our education, which covers a wide spectrum of specialized knowledge related to this discipline, we aim to develop scientists and engineers who are capable of driving forward world-class research and development and making innovative contributions to science and technology. Hisakazu MIHARA

  • Hideya YUASA, Associate Dean for Planning
  • Takehiko ITO, Associate Dean for Education
  • Hiroyuki OHTA, Associate Dean for Research
  • Eiry KOBATAKE, Associate Dean for International Affairs