The guiding principle of the Faculty of Science and Technology is to use the interaction of science, which seeks to understand the essence of things, with engineering, which seeks to apply those discoveries, to develop education and research that leads to the creation of new science and technology. Based on this principle, the Faculty of Science and Technology seeks to equip students with the ability to make discoveries on their own (“How to discover it!”) as well as solve problems on their own (“How to solve it!”). The year 2017 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Faculty of Science and Technology. Looking ahead to the next 50 years, the vision for the future is “A Faculty of Science and Technology which Seeks RESONANCE,” and it will be put into practice via highly diverse, cross-departmental applied and basic research. Specifically, the Faculty of Science and Technology is divided into four educational and research groups (Computational Design, Things Design, Material Design and Space Design) which capitalize on the distinctive knowledge and research into various fields available from the ten departments within the Faculty of Science and Technology, as well as a fifth, comprehensive System Design group. These groups complement one another and work together in a cross-sectional and interdisciplinary manner. In addition, each group focuses on the four areas of Nature, the Environment, Space and Humanity.
Faculty of Science and Technology
Dean, Yasushi Idemoto
The Faculty of Science and Technology is undertaking a variety of reorganizations in advance of the 2017 academic year, which will mark the 50th anniversary of its establishment. The driving focus for these reorganizations is the cultivation of students who are equipped with world-class skills and a broad perspective. The Faculty of Science and Technology is being reorganized such that each department is responsible for teaching core knowledge and skills to first through third year students, after which cross-disciplinary courses are provided to fourth year and graduate students; these courses transcend department and major and rely on cutting-edge applied and basic research as the vehicle for cultivating world-class researchers, engineers and educators who contribute to society. Through these cross-disciplinary courses, students receive guidance from not only advisors but from a multitude of instructors as well, ensuring that a deeper and broader base of knowledge, experience and communication skill is obtained. Also, in order to help students develop specialized research skills ever earlier, some departments are introducing six-year integrated education courses. Further, in order to help students develop world-class competency and skills, they are provided with a well-rounded education which includes robust English language instruction as well as a strong emphasis on core scientific knowledge and specialized subjects. Specifically, the system which is being put in place utilizes a low student-to-teacher ratio for English classes organized according to proficiency level as well as general courses provided up through graduate school as part of an effort to improve instruction in core and specialized subjects without compromising quality. Furthermore, we are infusing greater vitality into the Noda Campus as a research park-style campus serving as a hub for cutting-edge research; we are actively pursuing research exchanges with institutions and researchers in Japan and overseas; and we are offering a curriculum both stimulating and more appealing to students.