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Aiming for symbiosis between people, plants, and animals

Faculty of Agriculture

Striving for Coexistence between Humans and Plants and Animals.

The Faculty of Agriculture has the longest history at Tokyo University of Agriculture. Within this faculty, the production of agricultural plants and animals and the fundamentals of agricultural sciences are studied. In the year 2006, a new department called the “Department of Applied Biophilia” was established in response to the evolution of applied sciences for production. The old aim was to improve food production, but current development through historical trends and technological innovations has led into the stage where biotic phenomena surrounding plants and animals can be scientifically investigated. We have expanded into areas of the life sciences such as ecosystem conservation and partnership between humans, plants, and animals.

This faculty will still vigorously conduct research and education that contribute to secure food production.? But at the same time, the faculty will tackle contemporary topics such as responses to environmental issues, securing the sustenance of biotic resources, as well as the maintenance and enrichment of human mental and physical health and improvement of the quality of life (QOL) through symbiotic coexistence with other organisms, healing through plants and animals, plant- or animal-assisted therapies and welfare.

Situated on Atsugi Campus in a park-like atmosphere rich with greenery, the faculty now runs three departments, the “Department of Agriculture”, the “Department of Animal Science”, and the “Department of Applied Biophilia” to pursue Agricultural Sciences into the new era.? The Department of Agriculture engages in the sciences of agricultural production and environment, the Department of Animal Science studies closely the partnership between humans and animals, and the Department of Applied Biophilia explores the science of healing through other organisms.? Collaboration among the three departments will enable a more integrated approach to the science surrounding not only plants and animals, but also their relationship with humans.

Departments ( from Apr. 2018 )

Departments ( until Mar. 2018 )

General Education

Office of Foreign Language

MIURA Aika, Associate Professor

General Education

SUKEMORI Seizi, Professor

Laboratory of Science Education

Attached to the Faculty

Institute of Agriculture

Director OGAWA Hiroshi, Professor

Isehara Farm

Director YAMAGUCHI Masami, Professor
Deputy Director/ Chief, Practice and Education ISHIKAWA Kazunori, Professor

Botanical Garden

Director MIYAMOTO Futoshi, Professor

Fuji Farm

Director KUWAYAMA Takehito, Professor
Deputy Director/ Chief, Education and Research IKEDA Shuhei, Professor

Bio-Therapy Center

Director TSUCHIDA Asami, Professor

Electron Microscope Center

Director NAGASHIMA Takayuki, Professor

Academic Information Center

Director KAWAI Yoshitaka, Professor

Food Processing Center

Director TADA Koutarou, Professor

Animal Health and Diseases Control Office

Director MASUDA Koji , Professor

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Undergraduate

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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