Facts & Figures

(As of May 2021)

Resonance + Co-creation -> New Frontiers

In accordance with its motto, “A Faculty of Science and Technology which seeks resonance between nature, the environment, space and humanity,” the Faculty of Science and Technology and Graduate School of Science and Technology pursue education and research among its four sciences departments (encompassing four majors) and six engineering departments (encompassing seven majors). The underlying principle guiding everything is that problems which are beyond the capacity of a single academic discipline to solve should be addressed through co-creation which transcends conventional frameworks, as well as through a top-down, interdisciplinary resonance approach, to create new frontiers in science and technology which, in turn, produce innovative value.

In addition to offering a six-year, integrated course of study which incorporates both liberal arts education and specialized studies, students are also able to take graduate school cross-disciplinary courses which overlap with multiple departments and specializations in order to “achieve innovation” and “produce high added value results.” As a result, graduates enter the professional world equipped with a broader perspective that allows them to be successful in an increasingly diverse and globalized world.
Based in a “research park-style campus designed to integrate the sciences with engineering,” we are pursuing a more “global NODA” in education, research and social contribution.

Message from the Dean

From Noda to the world -Offering robust STEAM curriculum along with cross-disciplinary, integrated education and research to produce graduates who will be a benefit to society

In 2017, on the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Faculty of Science and Technology launched its six-year integrated course of study and graduate school cross-disciplinary courses. As a result, stronger English education and a broader liberal arts focus were implemented, along with a stronger emphasis on core scientific knowledge and specialized subjects. In addition, collaborative/integrative approaches which transcend the framework of any given department, major or field have been incorporated into the curriculum in order to help students develop a more multifaceted perspective and diverse skill set.

At the Noda Research Campus, the Faculty of Science and Technology operates a robust, collaborative educational program which includes science, technology, engineering, liberal arts and mathematics; however, coinciding with a change in name to the “Faculty of Frontier Science and Technology*” in 2023, we are currently in the process of revising our curriculum to make it more robust in terms of STEAM education.

In an era of increasingly pronounced social change and future uncertainty, it is extremely important the students in the Faculty of Science and Technology and Graduate School of Science and Technology be equipped with the skills that will allow them to think independently to identify and solve challenges, to look at issues holistically and be able to discuss and collaborate with others to address them, particularly the specific challenges of the SDGs.

*Currently under discussion and may be subject to change at a later date.

ITO Hiroyuki

Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology