History

The 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 school’s Information Systems Science major and its Bioengineering major, and then with doctoral programs in April 1997.

As the world entered the 21st century, there have been increasing demands for environmentally friendly market economy activities. Education and research from the new perspective of “environmental symbiosis,” which takes into consideration the mutual relationship between the natural environment, cities, and people, became more and more necessary.

In response to this, in 2007, master’s and doctoral programs in Environmental Engineering for Symbiosis were newly established at the Graduate School of Engineering. The school will work to enhance lecture classes such as “Humanistic education that can respond to international society” and to offer internationally appealing graduate school education.

Along with this, since 2007, the name of the Bioengineering major was changed to “Bioinformatics major.”

Currently, the Graduate School of Engineering has 34 instructors and almost 150 graduate school students, and they are actively conducting research activities in their related fields. Also, we accept foreign students and researchers, and we conduct joint research with overseas research and educational institutions. At the same time, we proactively promote joint research with private corporations in Japan and overseas, and have established a framework for a graduate school that is open to society, including accepting students from various companies and allowing working persons to participate in cutting-edge research activities.