The Graduate School of Science and Technology was established in Academic Year (AY) 2020 with the purpose of engaging in multi-faceted education and research, from the fundamentals to applications, on a wide range of issues related to the mathematical and natural sciences, information literacy, and social technology. In accordance with the AY2020 organizational restructuring of the University's graduate schools, three schools under the previous system—the Graduate School of Pure and Applied Sciences, the Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, and the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences—were taken as the basis for the formation of three degree programs, namely, the Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Sciences, the Degree Programs in Systems and Information Engineering, and the Degree Programs in Life and Earth Sciences. Under the previous system, fields such as science, engineering, information literacy, biotechnology, and AI were dispersed; joining them under one Graduate School has enabled smoother interactions between various fields, facilitated students' acquisition of shared scientific common practice and more efficient learning of fundamental and specialized knowledge, and created a multi-faceted educational system capable of flexibly responding to social developments. This restructured system allows students to take classes in related fields beyond their degree program and to engage with similarly wide-ranging internships and research guidance (sub-supervision), thereby achieving the development of human resources who can contribute to the rapid development of science and technology.
Furthermore, the Joint Master's Degree Program in Sustainability and Environmental Sciences, which was positioned under the Graduate School of Life and Earth Sciences in the previous system, is now established in line with institutional requirements as a course equivalent to a major through an international educational course coordinated with the Malaysia-Japan International Institute of Technology under the Graduate School of Science and Technology.
Message from the Executive Dean of the Graduate School of Science and Technology
Due to human exploitation, our home, the planet Earth, is experiencing increasingly apparent global issues in terms of the environment, energy, food, health, and other areas. In order for us to bequeath a sustainable world to coming generations, we, who are living now, must face the urgent task of resolving these global issues. Doing so will require human resources deeply grounded in specialized disciplines. Yet because these global issues have emerged as interrelated challenges, the cooperation of specialists with deep knowledge in differing fields acting in concert will create solutions that are all the more effective. The Graduate School of Science and Technology is engaged in the education of deeply knowledgeable specialists through three degree programs, with the aim of creating human resources capable of developing complex forms of knowledge through interdisciplinary cooperation. Our educational work is carried forward in the expectation that we will produce human resources who can take up leadership roles to resolve the global issues that we face. Our Graduate School aims to foster alumni who are resolute in facing these issues and guiding others in resolving them. We welcome students, both from Japan and overseas, who see themselves as part of the solution. Join us, and together we will face the issues confronting our world on a global scale.
Executive Dean of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba