Department of Integrated Biosciences - Graduate School of Frontier Science, The university of Tokyo


Q: Could you tell me about some of the unique classes?

A: The Department of Integrated Biosciences is filled with unique classes. Researchers in the upcoming future will need the ability to express their research achievements in English, whether it be posting to an English academic journal or performing a presentation at an international academic meeting. "Lessons in Writing Scientific Papers in English/Practice in Oral Presentation in English" guides you on how to write an English thesis or review article, make a poster presentation in English, etc through practical seminars to learn to express yourself by using English. "Statistical Analysis for Biosciences" will teach the statistics which is the base of life science research, and an objective method of data analysis. In "Breakthrough Now and Then", lecture is provided with an overview on what research takes place in every laboratory in the Department of Integrated Biosciences as well as on the code of conduct in scientific research at the University of Tokyo. "Research Project Planning" is with the purpose acquiring logical thinking skills from setting a research theme, planning, and then making the presentation. "Ethics in Science and Technology" raises ethical issues for scientists, "Frontiers in Molecular Biology" is taught by active researchers in the front lines of life science inside and outside the university. Lectures on specialized research are taught by our faculty members. These lectures have very unique contents that you will not hear about from other departments, hence worthy of the name "Frontier Sciences". Also, in "Basic Biochemistry and Molecular Biology", lecture is given on basic biology required for research activities of today's experimental biology so that you can be active at the frontlines of life science right away even if you have not studied life sciences (See Unique Curriculum for details).

Q: Can I take classes from other graduate schools or faculties?

A: In "Life Science Archive Seminar for Graduate Course" and "Life Science Archive Common Lecture" which are specified as University-wide open subjects, you can take lectures from other graduate schools/faculties via remote lecture or in the form of archive lecture (distributed via university LAN since the winter semester of 2006). In addition, subjects from other departments/graduate schools can be counted as credits with the permission of the supervisor. In other words, credits will be granted either way, whether a student from another graduate school takes a class from our department or you take a class from another graduate school. As mentioned above, it is the motto of the Department of Integrated Biosciences to provide unique classes that quickly responds to new trends of the world, and we would be happy if you tell your friends who are not satisfied with other graduates schools or departments.