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Department of Chemistry [Master's Course]

The Division of Chemistry

On the basis of the features of the graduate programs and research trends in chemistry, the Division of Chemistry consists of two courses, Fundamental Chemistry and Interdisciplinary Chemistry, and offers excellent programs in inorganic, organic, physical, macromolecular, biological, theoretical, and computational chemistry. The Division has faculty renowned in these fields. With their excitement about chemistry, all the faculty members are committed to both researching and teaching. About 30 students are engaged in the pre-Doctoral programs and research in laboratories equipped with the most modern instruments while attending classes on many areas of expertise within chemistry. The appropriate size and intimate atmosphere of the Division lead to close interaction between faculty members and students, thereby supporting not only the highest quality education and research activities but intellectual and social life as well. Students who are also interested in other areas of science such as biology, physics, and computer science can take those classes in view of the interdisciplinary approach.

 
The Course of Fundamental Chemistry
This course deals with the fundamental and frontier subjects in inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. It offers research programs in structural chemistry, chemical reactions, organic and inorganic syntheses, molecular dynamics, and physical chemistry of solutions. A wide variety of compounds such as metal complexes, organic heterocycles, liquid crystals and biopolymers are targeted for research in this course both experimentally and theoretically.
 
The Course of Interdisciplinary Chemistry
This course covers extensive fields of chemistry that can cross over traditional interdisciplinary boundaries: coordination chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, biological chemistry, macromolecular chemistry, quantum chemistry, and organometallic chemistry. Synthetic, kinetic, gene-engineering, and physicochemical approaches are adopted to analyze the structure of complex molecules, elucidate reaction mechanisms in biological systems, and develop novel functional molecules and materials.
 

[Educational Philosophy]
Through ties with undergraduate chemistry courses, the 1st Term Ph.D. (Master's) Course in the Department of Chemistry aims to provide students with specialized knowledge and methodologies related to modern chemistry, as well as problem-solving skills. Such knowledge and skills will enable those students to have applicability to scientific research in various fields, even other than chemistry, thereby fostering the active commitment in diverse scientific fields on a societal level.
Furthermore, through ties with Doctoral programs, this Department aims to provide students with high-level research capabilities as specialists in the field of chemistry, thus fostering creative participation in modern chemistry, leadership in academic fields and corporations in society by making use of high-level knowledge and skills, and other international activities.

[Expectations of Students]
The Department of Chemistry welcomes applicants who have acquired a basic knowledge of chemistry through undergraduate education and an ability to apply that knowledge; who have received undergraduate education in engineering or sciences other than chemistry; or who are applying as an adult student or foreign student studying overseas. In any case, the student should be highly motivated and have a keen interest in the study and research in chemistry.
In order for the student to acquire the specialized knowledge and methodologies of modern chemistry through this Program, as well as the problem-solving skills that will enable the student to play a major role in various fields, that student must already have acquired English skills along with basic and specialized knowledge in chemistry. Furthermore, the Department seeks students with a desire to become active in various fields in society related to the sciences, or to go on to a Doctoral Program to participate in advanced researches in the field of chemistry.

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