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short-term program for international students

We offer a short-term program of trial enrollments for international students. For detailed information, please refer to the following brochure.

short program for foreign students

We start a short program of trial enrollments in Graduate School of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering, Kindai University.

【 We have stopped accepting applications 】

Thank you very much for your interest in this program.The next program will be held on August 2017.


Become a specialist for the new age, through harmonizing hard and soft sciences

The recent rapid growth of science and technology has been changing society itself as well as altering industrial structures. Human economic activity has been shown to affect the whole global environment. Technology developed in pursuit of economic efficiency and rationality is now in a state of transition. For the coming new age, it must be sustainable from both societal and environmental perspectives.

course characteristics

Biological and environmental chemistry course

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This course covers three main research areas: materials, the environment, and biology. Each modul e cover s a wide range of new technologies from batteries to research on biologically-compatible materials. In the environmental module, environmental monitoring and clean-up are examined from both biological and chemistry perspectives. In the biology module, research is conducted on a wide range of life sciences including genome medicine and food science.

Research areasCellular Biological Engineering, Molecular Biological Engineering, Genetic Engineering, Cellular Medical Engineering, Biological Resources Engineering, Microbial Engineering, Earth Environmental Engineering, Earth Environmental Protection Engineering, Functional Food Engineering, Functional Materials Engineering, Genetic Medicine, Genome-Based Drug Discovery, Laser Spectroscopy, Medical Polymer Engineering, etc.

Electronics and computer science course

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This course covers four fields of research and education: the applied electronics field focuses on sensing systems, plasma response and power electronics; the control and information f ield deals with device controls, high speed data transmission and parallel processing; the information system field examines network security and database technology; and finally the numerical processing field focuses on numerical model development.

Research areasSensing Systems, Power Electronics, Embedded Systems, Robotics, High-Performance Imaging Technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Security Systems, Disaster Prevention Security Systems, High-Voltage Pulse Power Engineering, Next-Generation Computing, Biological Information, Intellectual Information Communications, Mathematical Sciences, etc.

Social environmental science course

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This course is comprised of four modules: Environmental Planning, Model Planning, Human Sciences and Management Systems. The Environmental Planning module generates architectural technicians with advanced specialized knowledge; the Model Planning module produces architectural design engineers and designers with a deep appreciation of overall modeling; and the Human Sciences module and Management Systems module generate experts in management.

Research areasModeling Planning, Environmental Planning, Earthquake-Resistant Structural Planning, Urban Environmental Engineering, Urban Landscape Design, Environmental Urban Planning Policy, Earthquake Resistant Structural Design, Environmental and Living Space Design, Ergonomics, Financial Systems, Management Systems, Asia Management Strategies, Distribution Systems, Financial Systems, etc.

a message from the dean, Prof. Masayuki Fujii, Dr. of Science : be creative and pioneering!

To meet the challenges of today's extremely competitive global economy, Japanese industries requires scientists and engineers to innovate and sustain the highest level of technology. Our graduate courses prepare scientists and engineers so that they can create leading technologies in cooperation with scientists and engineers throughout the world. Since our curricula are based on the latest and most advanced science and technology, students can master updated and practical knowledge and technology. We look forward to welcoming young researchers full of creativity and ambition for the future.

education philosophy: The Graduate School of Humanity-Oriented Science and Engineering is contributing to the innovation of reliable industrial technology and the development of a sustainable knowledge-based society combining Hard and Soft Sciences. In the masters course, we aim to produce engineers and researchers with broad and general knowledge and technology within a specialized field. In the doctoral course, we aim to produce leading engineers and researchers with more advanced and creative knowledge and technology.

about our research : Cell Biological Technology Laboratory, long non-coding rna-genes related to cancer and senescence

We are trying to unlock relationships between genetics and human cancer and senescence processes by using animal cell cultures and genetic engineering. By clarifying the expression control mechanisms of genes, our goal is to make positive contributions to the fields of pharmaceuticals, medicine and industry through the development of cancer suppression agents and cancer diagnostic markers. Much of our recent attention has focused on "long non-coding RNA genes". Recent research has revealed that humans have over 10,000 versions of these types of RNA genes, but their functionality is still not well understood. Our group has shown that these long non-coding RNA genes play a role in cellular senescence, cell death and cancer cell proliferation. Our hope is to help develop new drugs with completely revolutionary action mechanisms by developing new expression control mechanisms for these genes. Using genetic manipulation, senescence-related genes can be introduced into the fibroblast of human fetal lungs (A) to induce cellular senescence (B). The cell dyed blue in the picture on the right is an senescent cell (SA-β-gal staining method). By revealing senescence and cancer generation mechanisms at the cellular level, our research can help develop future methods for preventing cellular senescence and cancer formation.

Cell photos

Research by Current Students - Electronics and Computer Science Course : Takashi Ishikawa

cleaning exhaustgas using new processing methods based on pulse-power technology

Our research assesses new methods for processing exhaust gas from diesel engine cars and other devices by using a catalyst that promotes discharge plasma and chemical reactions using pulse power. Our goal is to develop future processing systems capable of reducing the amount of precious metals compared with conventional designs.

Takashi Ishikawa

About our lab

Biological and Environmental Chemistry Course | Functional food science laboratory

Clarifying the roles and composition of foods that promote health maintenance and improvement

Our research primarily looks at the functionality of food constituents for health maintenance. By examining the components found in various materials in food, we are clarifying their roles and mechanisms. Our research into metabolic syndrome and the effects of mushrooms and polyphenols on the central nervous system is aiding the development of prevention and treatments for a range of illnesses.

Ganoderma lucidum, shelf fungus, prevented cancer and influenza

Electronics and Computer Science Course | Electromagnetic energy engineering laboratory

development of high-performance charged particle beam sources

Various charged particle beam technologies such as ion beam and electron beam are widely used in the microfabrication of materials and thin-film depositions. Recently these technologies have been advanced remarkably in the medical and space fields. In our laboratory, we study the production of high-performance charged particle beams (including neutral beam) and incorporate them into these applications. For example, we have succeeded in producing cluster ion beams which yield film deposition of super high speed using both the specific gas flow and VHF plasma.

Ion beams using a multi-hollow cathode plasma for solar cell fabrication

Social Environmental Science Course | Architectural design laboratory

our lab aims to design attractive urban areas by visualizing city information

By visualizing environmental indicators of residential areas using computer simulations of GIS and 3D models, our lab effectively assesses methods of behavioral support. Our research contributes to practical design methods that can help promote more attractive urban development in cooperation with existing cities, such as Iizuka and Tagawa.

3D bldg use map around Shibuya Station