Graduate School of Science and Technology

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Five major programs cover a broad range of the fields of science and technology
The Graduate School of Science and Technology consists of five major programs: Fundamental Sciences; Advanced Materials Science and Technology; Electrical and Information Engineering; Life and Food Sciences; and Environmental Science and Technology, promoting interdisciplinary studies among research areas of science, engineering and agriculture.
 We are a segment-type graduate school of doctoral programs, consisting of Master’s and Doctoral programs. Students who complete the first two-year term or the second three-year term of the programs will be awarded a master's degree or a doctoral degree.
 In addition to the five-year consistent postgraduate education, we offer various study periods, such as a two-year or three-year program for some international students and working adult students.

Relative Facilities for Education and Research

Substantial staffs and research facilities
Four institutions and research facilities, which are affiliated with University, the Institute of Science and Technology, Faculty of Science, or Faculty of Agriculture, offer excellent education and research opportunities.
 The Research Institute for Natural Hazards and Disaster Recovery aims to prevent and mitigate of disasters. This institution conducts scientific research for prediction on environmental changes, elucidation of the occurrence mechanisms of complex disasters, and local safety.
 The Radioisotope Center for Science and Technology has various research equipment, including devices to measure radiological substances, to support the related research.
 In addition, the Sado Marine Biological Station of the Faculty of Science and Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry of the Faculty of Agriculture provide appropriate research environment for the related research and education in various areas of Niigata prefecture.

Core Stations

Aiming at the development of advanced graduate education programs and prominent research
The groups of faculty members, who are not under restraint of their preexisting affiliations, are engaged in development of advanced graduate education program and providing core environment for prominent research and education at 16 Core Stations.