Features of the School

Taking on the challenges of exploring the fundamental principles of chemistry and creating the technology for their application

Chemistry covers many fields from atomic- and molecular-level phenomena occurring in the natural world, to the invention of functional materials suited to our environment-conscious modern society. Chemistry supports the development and production of the various chemical products that underpin our daily lives.

Scientists with creativity and technical skills

We motivate you through chemistry to contribute to the development and enrichment of science, technology and culture in order to coexist with nature and sustain a high quality of life, as well as to contribute to various aspects of society.

Introduction

Outline

Admission Policy

Chemistry covers many fields from atomic- and molecular-level phenomena occurring in the natural world, to the invention of functional materials suited to our environment-conscious modern society. Chemistry supports the development and production of the various chemical products that underpin our daily lives. We motivate you through chemistry to contribute to the development and enrichment of science, technology and culture in order to coexist with nature and sustain a high quality of life.
We welcome students who are willing to think independently, are highly motivated academically, and are eager to tackle the challenges of unknown fields.

Education System

We emphasize integrated education. Two courses are offered: Chemistry and Applied Chemistry.  Students can choose a major in basic chemistry or applied chemistry. In the first year, a liberal arts education will allow students to acquire basic knowledge. In the second year, students are assigned to one of the two courses of their choice and further pursue in-depth knowledge until the end of their fourth year. We inspire students and educate them to become outstanding researchers and engineers with a solid knowledge of chemistry.

Our Principles and Goals

Chemistry at every level from atoms to the universe, from fundamentals to application

Natural science is a vast field that is developing rapidly, and for which chemistry is becoming increasingly important. In order to support the growing needs of society, we prepare you for a career as an outstanding researcher, engineer or educator.

Chemistry in connection with a wide range of natural scientific fields

Chemistry is closely related to physics, biology, medical science, pharmaceutical science, and engineering science, and serves as the backbone of natural science. Therefore, we aim to support students in becoming researchers or engineers by cultivating their knowledge and skills of chemistry in the atomic world, nanotechnology, biotechnology, energy conversion, medicine, and functional materials.

Course in Chemistry

Explore the molecular world and unlock the secrets of the material world!

Chemistry uncovers the secrets of the material world, to which everything belongs. By mastering chemistry, the core science of fundamental natural phenomena, you will be ready to move on to a profession. You will acquire the skills for analyzing chemical properties, structures, and reactions through both experiments and theoretical approaches. Our fields of research range from the atomic and molecular worlds to nano-science fields such as the world of biomaterials. We try to maximize your innovative mental capacities by developing your curiosity with regard to solid science that goes beyond established ideas. Our goal is to equip you with the skills required of a leading scientist who is able to think independently, drawing on a basis of solid knowledge, and experience the "aha moment of discovery."

Ideas for cutting-edge chemistry based on balanced knowledge

Course in Chemistry covers all of the fundamental fields including analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, coordination chemistry, theoretical chemistry, radiation chemistry, and environmental chemistry. The strategic arrangement of all of the basic fields works to our advantage in supporting the balanced knowledge of your choice. The latest technology changes with time, but fundamental knowledge stays the same. We train our students to be able to adapt to any field of chemistry in the future, thanks to their balanced fundamental knowledge of chemical methodology and experimental techniques. They become independent scientists capable of coming up with new ideas based on unbiased knowledge.

Producing "chemistry explorers" of the future

Starting with the atomic and molecular levels, we deal with all materials up to nano-molecules such as proteins and DNA in our quest for principles and challenges with regard to fundamental knowledge. Personal experimental benches and small-group educational environments are offered to foster the ability to come up with new ideas and become a great researcher. The balanced scientific knowledge you acquire will guarantee you career opportunities related to chemistry. Your future career could be in an industry such as chemistry, printing, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, or electronics, or you could work for a national research institute, or become a national government officer, a local government officer, a middle school or high school chemistry teacher, or a faculty member at a university. The wide spectrum of career choices is a characteristic of our course, and is possible because of our students' understanding of never-changing chemical principles.

The curriculum

Introductory classes

In university-level chemistry there is a great deal of freedom with regard to the acquisition of  scientific knowledge. To help students quickly fill the knowledge gap between university and high-school chemistry, introductory classes are offered for first- and second-year students. These classes also serve to motivate students to achieve their goals.

Experimental opportunities

Students develop their research skills by using their own experimental space and other research facilities, as well as through discussions with faculty members, and opportunities for experiment planning. We foster the ability of students to synthesize new molecules and discover new properties through their own effort.

Chemistry professionals

We offer basic- to advanced-level educational experiences and lab work in experimental and theoretical classes. Moreover, for their graduation research project, students use state-of-the-art measuring devices and are able to discuss the latest research topics with several faculty members.

Educational experiences

Introductory and experimental classes are small and interactive. We offer hands-on experiences and opportunities for scientific discussions with faculty members. We also provide mentoring by assigning faculty members as personal advisors who support students until they graduate. Third-year students are eligible to start their graduation research project early, in the second semester.

Course in Applied Chemistry

Training students to become leaders who will play an important role using their chemistry-oriented thinking skills

Students acquire sound knowledge, chemistry-oriented thinking skills, creativity, and the ability to apply all of these to practical problems faced by researchers and engineers in the field of applied chemistry. We educate students to have sound ethics, to recognize their responsibility for the environment, and to take a leadership role in society.

Our Principles and Goals

Towards a new chemistry geared to the harmonious coexistence of humans, science and technology, and nature

People living in the modern world need an innovative approach to coexist with science and technology, and with nature. With this in mind, we aim to produce leaders who can understand the true nature of chemistry, and create innovative technology. The construction of new technology that can coexist with society and nature will be key.

Producing professionals who are ready to compete in industry with chemistry-oriented thinking

Students acquire specialized knowledge and expertise through lectures and chemistry experiments. Then, they hone their chemistry-oriented thinking skills, their creativity, and their ability to apply it to practical problems, as well as their ability to carry out work, their presentation skills, and their international communication skills. We educate students in such a way that they have a sense of mission and a responsibility to society, and produce professionals who are ready to compete in industry.