Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology
- Wakayama Campus (Kinokawa City, Wakayama Prefecture)
Using Life-Form Mechanisms to Improve Our World
Life forms, including human beings, are extremely intricate, effectively-functioning mechanisms. The purpose of bioengineering is to make use of these life-form mechanisms to improve society. There are many indicators that life-form mechanisms can help us alleviate such social problems as food shortages, natural resource shortages, and disease prevention.
Kindai University’s Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology aims for the development of this field—one of the 21st century’s most promising academic areas. The faculty is organized into four major fields (engineering, agricultural studies, science, and medicine) covered by six departments. By combining cutting-edge technology and scholarly excellence in their fields, these six departments work to create new technology that can help humanity and improve Earth’s environment.
Departments and Programs
|Departments||Annual Student Admissions|
|Science and Technology on Food Safety||90|
|Computational Systems Biology||80|
|Human Factors Engineering and Environmental Design||80|
Curriculum and Facilities
The Department of Biotechnological Science strives to find biotechnology-based solutions to such problems as food shortages and environmental protection. The Department of Genetic Engineering helps students acquire useful genetic engineering knowledge in the fields of pharmaceuticals, medicine, and husbandry. In the Department of Science and Technology on Food Safety, students learn how to maintain and improve food safety and security. Students in the Department of Computational Systems Biology use computer technology to analyze and understand how life forms function—from molecular behaviors to human cognitive processes. The Department of Biomechanical and Human Factors Engineering pursues the development of machinery and devices designed for improved human use. Lastly, the Department of Biomedical Engineering teaches students how to apply a deep knowledge of engineering and medicine towards the development of devices for medical care and human welfare. Further, many of our students are working hard to obtain clinical engineer certifications.
All of these departments have curricula that confront the challenges facing society of the 21st century.
The Faculty of Biology-Oriented Science and Technology is proud of its high achievements in the job placement sector. Our departments provide students with an education that enables them to propose solutions to the problems facing modern society, therefore we have achieved a high employment rate for our graduating students. In 2010, we added to our curricula a very effective support system for helping second- and third-year students enhance their basic scholastic knowledge and skills.
Another outstanding feature of this faculty is that so many of our students choose to go on to graduate school. More than half of our undergraduates enroll in postgraduate programs to deepen their knowledge of biotechnology, and we support these students in acquiring those advanced expertise.
Testament to the exceptionally high caliber of those programs, our graduate school has been designated a 21st Century Center of Excellence Program by Japan’s Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. In addition, we were chosen for the 2007 Graduate School Revitalization Grant, sponsored by the same ministry.