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Greetings from the dean

On behalf of our students, faculty and administrative staff, I would like to welcome you to The Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, Kyushu University. The school focuses on research and education related to the maintenance of a stable supply of food and materials indispensable to life, the conservation of wildlife and the environment, and the health and welfare of mankind. Our research and education programs cover a broad spectrum of disciplines including biological, chemical, physical, mathematical, social and environmental sciences. The school offers both Japanese-taught and English-taught programs and applicants can choose to study in either of them. The International Development Research Course, our English-taught graduate program, is one of the longest-running programs in Kyushu University. It offers lecture modules that fulfill essential agricultural knowledge for Master’s course students with various backgrounds. The Doctor’s course students can conduct a research project with cutting-edge technology.
The course was successfully awarded four MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan) scholarships for the Master’s course and 8 for the Doctor's course from 2013 to 2017. Whoever is interested in studying in the course can apply using our web entry system. If you are interested and want more information, please check “International Program” on our homepage. In addition to the MEXT scholarship, we also accept students with the Japanese Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) program from Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao-PDR as well as the Asian Development Bank - Japan Scholarship Program (ADB-JSP).
Needless to say, we also offer an English-taught program for undergraduate international students. The School of Agriculture opened an international undergraduate program in October 2010. It is an English-taught program supported by the Global 30 Project of Kyushu University. The admitted students study liberal arts subjects for one and half years at the Ito campus then study specialized subjects related to bio-resource and bio-environment for another two and half years at the Hakozaki campus.
Lastly, I would like to note that there is a new program, Project for Promotion of Global Human Resource Development (Global Jinzai Ikusei Suishin Project), approved by MEXT. We are encouraged to educate our Japanese students internationally so that all the faculties and students including those that are international can teach/learn without a language barrier. The project will run some field study programs in ASEAN countries in the summer to give students an opportunity to study abroad.

I would like to thank you for your interest in our programs and invite you to learn more about the Faculty of Agriculture, International Development Research Course in the Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences, and the International Undergraduate Program in the School of Agriculture, Kyushu University.

Kazuaki HIRAMATSU, Prof. Dr.
Graduate School of Bioresource and
Bioenvironmental Sciences
Kyushu University

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