Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Pioneering the limitless possibilities of fermentation

Department of Fermentation Science and Technology

Consider the Future in the Light of Fermentation Science.

Research areas of brewing and related fermentation and microbes are divided into the fields of Fermentation Technology, Fermentation Microbiology, and Fermentation Environmental Science, in which respective education and researches are conducted. Fermentation technology utilizing microbes is essential in food and pharmaceutical production and other areas.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

ISHIKAWA Morio, Professor

Biochemical and taxonomic studies on food microorganisms

Research Activity

KADOKURA Toshimori, Professor

Taxonomic study of sake yeast

Research Activity

TOKUDA Hiroharu, Professor

Bioprocess engineering

Research Activity

FUJIMOTO Naoshi, Professor

Microorganism-related problems in drinking water treatment

Research Activity

HOSAKA Masaru, Professor

Isolating yeast from natural environment and utilization for alcoholic beverages

Research Activity

MAEHASHI Kenji, Professor

Sensory and physiological function of fermented food

Research Activity

OHNISHI Akihiro,Professor

Hydrogen fuel production by fermentation

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KAZUOKA Takayuki,Professor

Antibiotics produced by Aspergillus oryzae

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TOKUOKA Masafumi, Professor

Elucidation of fermentative production system of microorganisms and its application

Research Activity

SHINDO Hitoshi, Associate Professor

Studies on fermentation mechanisms in sake mash

Research Activity

NAKAYAMA Shunichi, Associate Professor

Metabolic engineering of fermentation microorganism

Research Activity

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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