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Dean's Message

  In education of the Graduate School of Science and Technology of Niigata University, it is important to acquire both deep knowledge and wide perspective. To accomplish this, we operate a segment-type Graduate School of doctoral programs, consisting of a two-year first-term (“master’s program”) and a three-year second-term (“doctoral program”). A broad range of academic disciplines in science, engineering, and agriculture is covered, based on state-of-art research, through the courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, electronics, information engineering, architecture, civil engineering, life science, bioresources, food science, forestry, earth science, environmental science, etc. Students who complete the first two-year term and the second three-year term of the program will be awarded a master’s degree and a doctoral degree, respectively, in Science, Engineering, Agriculture, or Philosophy depending on the major field of education and research.
  The educational programs of the Graduate School are designed to enable students to acquire both specialized and broad-ranged knowledge and to study advanced science and technology by building the foundations of the basic education provided by each major program or field. The school offers five major programs, Fundamental Sciences, Advanced Materials Science and Technology, Electrical and Information Engineering, Life and Food Sciences, and Environmental Science and Technology, promoting efficient course work and research programs.
  We encourage graduate students to study abroad, and at the same time we welcome international students. In the Doctoral Program, we implement the Double Degree Program in cooperation with various universities in Asia. Students study in two universities and obtain two degrees through this program. We also offer special programs including Internship for Postdoctoral Researchers and Doctoral Students and Agriculture and Food Specialist Training Program, so that students can succeed in various fields in society after completing graduate studies. Furthermore, we welcome working adult students who wish to study in the Graduate School for lifelong education or improvement of research skills.
  Graduates of our programs are expected to contribute greatly to regional and global development in various fields with their high skills and specialty.

Dean, Graduate School of Science and Technology
Professor Kazuo OGURA