Overview of the Faculty of Life Sciences


Educational Goals

We develop students’ creative-thinking ability and sense of ethics to contribute to the development of global society based on a comprehensive understanding of life.


Biotechnology, which is derived from genetic engineering and cell fusion, has been applied in science, agriculture, engineering, and medicine, and has achieved breakthrough innovations in the fields of medicine, food, and the environment. Life science is the integration of biotechnologies in various fields.

The Faculty of Life Sciences was founded in April, 1997, and places a greater emphasis on this field than other universities. Since then, we have been studying life at the molecular level and conducting research on life phenomena, ranging from the microorganism to the human level. In particular, our study on extremophiles, organisms living in extreme environments, has achieved some of the most notable results in the country.

Currently, many life science issues are receiving much attention, such as regenerative medicine, food problems, and environmental problems. The field of life science aims to contribute solutions to these problems. We try to understand life comprehensively by investigating life phenomena at the genetic, cellular, and individual levels. We also prepare students to contribute to social development in the fields of medicine, environment, agriculture, food, and education.

Department of Life Sciences

 Admission quota: 113 students

The 21st century is the era of biology.

We investigate a number of mechanisms of living organisms through cutting-edge technologies.

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Department of Applied Biosciences

 Admission quota: 113 students

Monodzukuri for the 21st century. 

We apply biological functions of excellence to the eco-friendly “Monodzukuri.”

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