Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Let’s get excited, gain experience, study, and master knowledge in the great land in the north

Faculty of Bioindustry

The Faculty of Bioindustry is a pioneer of the science of bioindustry that widely covered nature, life, human and society in association with biological resources and industries. In 2006, the new department “aqua bioscience and industry” was established in this faculty. This new department, alongside the existing three departments “Department of Bioproduction”, “Department of Food Science and Technology” and “Department of Business Science”, seeks to progress Okhotsk Science that can be practiced only on this northern land. Impressive experience and pursuit of learning were expanded more widely.

On the ground of Okhotsk, one of the most famous crops farming area that surrounded rich nature in Japan, the Department of Bioproduction investigates science of the biological production, the natural environment and life. The Department of Food Science and Technology studies science of the development of new function for biological resource, the food processing and safety. The Department of Business Science produces the global meister of business management based on the various practical learning specific to Okhotsk. In addition to these three departments, the department aqua bioscience and industry investigates science of world fisheries and aquatic environment using Okhotsk waters, one of the world four major fisheries, as the field for practical learning. Our faculty is now operating in a four-department system. We put into practice “the spirit of practical science” aimed at an academic philosophy “brought up a lot of talents” in the vast field of Okhotsk.

Our educational system is an integration of natural science and social sciences. We help students learn comprehensive knowledge and skills of food, resources and environmental concerns, and we foster personnel that can contribute toward the development of the biological and regional industries, and regional or international societies. Students will have many experiences that are found only in this region through practical education for a wealth of nature, backed up by the “educational powers of agriculture and nature”. All practices were professional standard using adjunct facilities such as “Abashiri Cold Region Farm”, “Food Processing Center” and “Okhotsk Marine Research Center” that collaborated with the top class of agriculture, forestry and fisheries industry, the food processing and distribution industry in Japan. Students will be able to acquire advanced techniques such as the production and processing technologies, the nature conservation approach and the business management that are immediately available in the community.

General Education

Office of foreign language studies

KIMIJIMA Toshiharu, Associate Professor
Chertushkina Evgeniia

Laboratory of Health Science

MINAMI Kazuhiro, Professor

Museum and Information Science

UNI Yoshikazu, Associate Professor

Attached to the Faculty

NODAI Bioresources Institute

Director YOSHIDA Hozumi, Professor

Academic Information Center

Director SATO Hiroaki, Professor

Abashiri Farm

Director KAMEYAMA Yuichi, Professor

Okhotsk Marine Research Center

Director CHIBA Susumu, Professor

Food Processing Center

Director YAMAZAKI Masao, 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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