Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Pioneering the future of this planet through bioscience

Faculty of Applied Biosciences

Pioneering Future Earth through the “Bio”

The Faculty of Applied Biosciences approaches the phenomena of life through Biology as well as Chemistry, and is advancing to the forefront of the Agricultural Sciences. The objectives of this faculty are to understand fundamental biological reactions using the latest theories and technology, and apply this understanding toward the improvement of human living, while at the same time addressing environmental issues concerning the atmosphere, aquatic quality, and the soil.

We have a unique curriculum constructed from the basics, that builds up to the applications. In our educational system, students will learn through experimentation and practical sessions on Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology, using the latest, state-of-the-art instruments, facilities, and utilities. Our research is conducted through close collaboration between students and teaching staff, ensuring students will acquire the necessary knowledge and techniques, and be able to digest them as their own.

This faculty has four educational policies:

To acquire research techniques in the Applied Biosciences and advanced Life Sciences

The extensive utilization of biotic resources, and the sustainable production of food, in life-related industries and regional societies

To promote extensive guidance on food and nutrition based on a wide range of knowledge acquired on these subjects

To communicate with global educational research institutions and contribute to the advancement of new life-related industries and educational research

The educational research fields in this faculty are held in close regard by various chemical industries such as the food, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and agricultural chemical industries. Our established frameworks are to provide opportunities for students to gain qualifications for jobs such as a Registered Dietitian, and to nurture professionals with advanced skills through graduate level education. We are waiting for you to join us.


General Education

Lab. of Health and Sports Science

KATSUMATA Yoichi, Associate Professor

Laboratory of Science Journalism

SHIBATA Fumitaka, Professor

Attached to the Faculty

Institute of Applied Bioscience

Director HOMMA Kazuhiro, Professor

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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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