The Graduate School of Science and Engineering (former Graduate School of Engineering) began its involvement in advanced research and education in the fields of information systems science and bioengineering in April 1995. This started with the establishment of two master’s degree programs for the university’s Information Systems Science department and its Bioengineering department, and then with doctoral programs from April 1997.
As the world entered the 21st century, demands towards the sustainability of economic activities rose. Education and research regarding the interdependence of the natural environment, cities and humans, in other words, Environmental Symbiosis became more and more necessary.
In response to this, in 2007, master and doctoral programs in Environmental Engineering for Symbiosis were established at the Graduate School of Engineering. The university will strive to promote lecture classes such as the “Humanistic Education for the International Community” lecture, and to offer internationally appealing graduate school education.
Along with this, since 2007, the name of the Bioengineering department was changed to the Bioinformatics department.
From April 2020, the Bioinformatics Engineering department will be succeeded by a new Biosciences department. Furthermore, the Graduate School of Engineering will become the Graduate School of Science and Engineering.
Currently, the Graduate School of Science and Engineering has 39 professors and 167 students (44 doctoral program students), which are actively conducting research activities in their related fields. The university constantly welcomes researchers from abroad and encourages joint researches with international laboratories and educational institutions. At the same time, the university conducts joint researches with private corporations in Japan and overseas and has established a framework of a graduate school that is open to society. Thus, becoming a graduate school that welcomes students from various companies and allows working individuals to participate in cutting-edge research activities.