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The life sciences – creating life

Faculty of Life Sciences

Genome is a master plan of a living organism and produced by chemical reactions in it. This is a central issue for the research of Life Sciences. There are growing expectations to nourish our welfare by using the outcomes of the research in this field, which focuses on understanding the mechanisms of living organisms and then leading to new technologies.

In Faculty of Life Sciences, the curriculum covers integratively small molecules to whole body of organisms to design molecules regulating living organisms, exploit the new functions of microorganisms, and analyze higher-order functions such as plant breeding, development system and brain functions of mammal. These are carried out through lectures, experiments and research for diploma thesis. In the curriculum of 4 years, one is expected to build basic and versatile abilities as a generalist as well as techniques as a specialist. With the combinations of knowledge, technique and experiences obtained, one can challenge to find and solve problems and contribute to the future society with their ethical minds.

Departments

General Education

Office of English Studies

KOBAYASHI Kaoru, Assistant Professor

Attached to the Faculty

Institute of Life Sciences

Director YAJIMA Shunsuke, Professor

Isotope Center

Director YAJIMA Shunsuke, Professor

Culture Collection Center

Director TANAKA Naoto, Professor

Higher Biological Function Analysis Center

Director KIDA Satoshi, 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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