The Graduate School of Agriculture was established as a part of the Shizuoka University Faculty of Agriculture in 1970. Only eight graduate students completed the first program, but since the 1990s, that number has gradually increased to 87 enrolled students, of which some students continue on to doctoral programs. This growth reflects how society has changed, such that now universities have come to be expected to educate researchers and engineers who possess advanced knowledge and technical skills.
Starting in academic year 2015, the Graduate School of Agriculture merged with the graduate schools of Information Science, Science, and Engineering to become the Department of Agriculture, under the Graduate School of Integrated Science and Technology. Leading the way in Shizuoka University's efforts to internationalize, our department launched the Global Human Resource Development for Agricultural Science Program (October admissions) in academic year 2013, and began accepting applications from international exchange students in 2015 as a part of the Special English Program for International Students (including the Asia Bridge Program). Because admitting a variety of students is one important factor in revitalizing education and research at the graduate school level, we hope to admit many international students and graduates from other universities to our department.
|Course||Admission Quota||Major Chair[Rengo-Koza]|
|Science of Biological Production||７||Plant Production and Management,
Animal Resource Production
|Science of Biological Environment||５||Agricultural and Environmental Engineering,
Management of Biological Environment
|Science of Biological Resources||８||Utilization of Biological Resources,
Smart Material Science,
Regulation of Biological Functions
|Environment Science and Energy Systems||7||Shizuoka|
|Information Science and Technology||10||Hamamatsu|
|Optoelectronics and Nanostructure Materials||12||Hamamatsu|