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01_Undergraduate Program

Education and Research Goals (Undergraduate Program)

Kumamoto University has established education and research goals according to the spirit of the Basic Act on Education and the School Education Act, as described below.
Kumamoto University aims to contribute to the community and global society by cultivating intelligent, moral, and skillful people, while working for the creation, inheritance, and development of knowledge, following the spirit of the Basic Act on Education and the School Education Act.
 
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Faculty of Letters

The Faculty of Letters aims to create students who possess a good education and deep expertise in liberal arts, humanities, and social sciences, the practical ability to discover and resolve issues creatively and intelligently, and the global perspective and civic public sprit necessary in modern society to contribute to society.
 
Name of Division
Aim
Division of Integrated Human Studies
To develop students capable of responding to various issues facing contemporary society by examining human beings in a theoretical and empirical manner and dealing with various regional events and social and cultural phenomena systematically
Division of History
To guide students to obtain the ability to closely analyze historical events under strained relations with the real world and to thoroughly consider the nature of human beings, society, and the times
Division of Literature
To have students master various languages, sharpen their sensitivity, develop the ability to think flexibly and express themselves appropriately, explore humanity through languages and literature, and promote international exchanges
Division of Communication and Information Studies
To aid students to acquire communication skills suitable for a highly information-oriented society, by providing education that enables them to acquire a high level of English proficiency and make full use of various media
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Faculty of Education

The Faculty of Education seeks to provide students with the basic and specialized knowledge and skills required of teachers and community leaders and to nurture in them the ability to proactively investigate new issues. Through this education, we train teachers and community leaders for lifelong learning who have a broad perspective, a profound education, and a rich sense of humanity.
 
Name of Course
Aim
Elementary School Teacher Training Course
To train elementary school teachers who have a wide perspective and a profound education, and a rich sense of humanity and advanced practical teaching skills. Students in this course learn not only teaching techniques specific to nine subjects covered in elementary school education but also teaching theory and methods employed in the teaching profession, including student guidance and educational methodology, which are required of teachers
Junior High School Teacher Training Course
To train junior high school teachers who have advanced practical teaching skills. Students in this course learn not only teaching techniques specific to the subjects covered in junior high school education but also teaching theory and methods employed in the teaching profession, including student guidance and educational methodology, which are required as teachers
Special Needs Education Teacher Training Course
To train special-needs education teachers who have advanced practical teaching skills. Students in this course learn not only the specialized subjects covered in special-needs education but also teaching theory and methods employed in the teaching profession, including student guidance and educational methodology, which are required of teachers
School Health Teacher Training Course
To train school health teachers who have advanced practical teaching skills. Students in this course learn not only the specialized subjects covered in school nursing education but also teaching theory and methods employed in the teaching profession, including student guidance and educational methodology, which are required of teachers
Local Community Course
To train education-related specialists in fields other than the field of school education who can contribute to the internationalization and environmental protection of the community. Students in this course develop their international understanding and learn environmental education in association with school education from a community education perspective
Lifelong Sports and Welfare Course
To train professionals who can contribute to the creation of a healthy community and the welfare of the community. This course provides students with multidisciplinary education by organically combining specialized fields related to welfare, sports, scientific technology, information, disabilities, and nursing care with various specialized fields in the Faculty of Education
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Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law aims to develop students’ basic ability to resolve specific issues arising in society, by providing them with a solid grounding in legal and political knowledge.
 
Name of Department
Aim
Department of Law
To cultivate the fundamental skills and abilities required to resolve specific issues arising in society, using the ability to think, express themselves, and discuss in a legal and political manner
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Faculty of Science

The Faculty of Science seeks to raise students who have an extensive knowledge and understanding of natural science, are highly creative and internationally minded, and possess the ability to investigate issues to contribute to the creation of a science-oriented nation and a community culture.
 
Name of Department
Aim
Department of Science
To raise students who have an extensive knowledge and understanding of natural science, are highly creative and internationally minded, and possess the ability to investigate issues to contribute to the creation of a science-oriented nation and a community culture, by taking advantage of the characteristics of the one-department structure
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School of Medicine

The School of Medicine aims to have students cultivate the original and scientific minds and humanity required to achieve a social mission in the medical sciences and related fields with a strong sense of ethics, and to have them master the basic knowledge and skills required of medical doctors. Thus, we nurture students to become human resources who can devote themselves to their studies all their lives.

The School of Health Sciences aims to foster well-qualified medical technologists, researchers, and educators who possess a good education and high-level professional knowledge and skills based on a respect for life and human dignity, and who can work as a member of a medical team to contribute to the local and international communities.
 
Name of School
Aim
School of Medicine
To have students cultivate the original and scientific minds and humanity required to achieve a social mission in the medical sciences and related fields with a strong sense of ethics, and to have them master the basic knowledge and skills required of medical doctors, so that they will become human resources who can devote themselves to their studies all their lives
School of Health Sciences
To foster well-qualified medical technologists, researchers, and educators who possess a good education and high-level professional knowledge and skills based on a respect for life and human dignity, and who can work as a member of a medical team to contribute to the local and international communities
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School of Pharmacy

Based on the philosophy that pharmaceutical science is a comprehensive science that contributes to the health of mankind through medicine, the School of Pharmacy provides students with basic knowledge related to the duties of a pharmacist, drug formulation and production, and health and hygiene, aiming to create highly creative and ethically strong students with a high-level ability to think pharmaceutically based on life sciences.
 
Name of School
Aim
School of Pharmacy
To cultivate people who can play an active role as clinical researchers who contribute to drug therapy in advanced medical care, by teaching them applied science mainly from the perspective of medical and hygiene-related social pharmacy
School of Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences
To create proactive researchers in the fields of pharmaceutical and life sciences, and researchers, technicians, and pharmaceutical sales representatives who take active roles in the development, production, and management of pharmaceuticals, by teaching them basic science focusing on physical, chemical, and biological pharmacy
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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering aims to produce people with a rich sense of humanity who have a wide insight into the relationship between society and scientific technology and a rich expertise, and who contribute to the sustainable development of society by creating technology that helps society co-exist with the global environment.
 
Name of Department
Aim
Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemistry
This department seeks to foster students who will play an active role as researchers and engineers in chemistry-related fields in the future, by systematically providing education on the basics and application of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, and analytical chemistry, which are academic fields that form the basis of the chemistry and chemistry-related industries.
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Materials science and engineering is a key technology in various industries, and the creation of new industrial structures centering on new materials makes a great contribution to industrial vitalization. This department trains researchers and engineers who master the academic discipline of materials science and engineering, and are able to play a leading role in the field of materials science and engineering in the new era, covering a wide range of areas related to the global environment and human society.
Department of Mechanical System Engineering
This department fosters students who develop a comprehensive understanding of mechanical engineering, which is a key technology in manufacturing, and who can tackle various global-scale issues, including the improvement of the function, reliability and safety of industrial products, the development of new technologies, and environmental and energy-related issues. We also develop human resources who have basic academic skills, applied skills, creativity, the ability to take action, a spirit of cooperation, and international communication skills responding to recent globalization.
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
This department train researchers and engineers who have a broad perspective and high-level professional skills that enable them to create a social infrastructure system in harmony with the natural environment, and who can contribute to resolving issues related to regional development and disaster preparedness by making technical suggestions and formulating policies.
Department of Architecture and Building Engineering
The aims of this department are to foster students who work to help society co-exist with nature and achieve sustainable development, and to promote the advancement of mankind’s well-being and culture through architecture and city planning. To this end, we cultivate architectural engineers who have a basic academic, artistic and technical knowledge of architecture, an interdisciplinary education, initiative, and a rich sense of humanity.
Department of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering
This department trains highly creative engineers and researchers who have the ability to respond to social needs and issues in a flexible and dynamic manner, and to create new technologies to resolve the issues in order to realize a highly information-oriented society that is safe, secure, and friendly to humans and the environment, and who have the motivation to lead a highly information-oriented society and a sense of mission for social contribution.
Department of Mathematics and Engineering
This department fosters mathematical engineers, researchers, and educators with a grounding in engineering who understand the versatility and creativity of mathematics as a common language in science and technology and can make use of mathematics to resolve issues.
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