History & Features
This faculty was established in 1990 with the intention of contributing not only to education but also to research in the integrated field of bioscience and biotechnology. In 1992, the Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechology was established with two courses, followed by the launch of the International Graduate Course in 1993. The Gene Research Center, Research Center for Experimental Biology and Radioisotope Research Center were completed as part of the infrasturucture in 1993, 1997 and 2001, respectively. These three centers were reorganized in 2003 as Center for Biological Resources and Informatics.
The School of Bioscience and Biotechnology was reorganized in 1999 to consist of two departments: the Department of Bioscience and the Department of Biotechnology. The Graduate School of Bioscience and Biotechnology was also reformed in 1999. Three Graduate School Departments and two other Departments in the Graduate School were opened in 1999 and 2000, respectively.
The Graduate School and the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology and the Center for Biological Resources and Informatics are well organized and located on the Suzukakedai campus of the Tokyo Institute od Technology.
In the later half of last century, the life sciences made remarkable progress and exerted a profound impact on industry and human welfare.
Several features of our school and graduate school are as follows.
- The Graduate School and the School of Bioscience and Biotechnology consist of more than 60 laboratories working hand-in-hand in such diverse fields as chemistry, biochemistry, medical science, pharmaceutical science, agriculture and engineering. Such close inter-relationships fostered by this community sharing the one building help to enhance research activities.
- Every department and laboratory is fully equipped with new facitilies, analytical instruments and computers, all for the mutual use and convenience of laboratorians.
- Every student can easily attend all kinds of lectures and seminars in the School and Graduate School, irrespective of which department he or she belongs to. This provides students with unparalleled exposure to the wide-ranging facets and interdisciplinary resources of bioscience and biotechnology.
- A number of well-known guest lecturers from both within and outside of Japan frequently visit the campus to share their expertise in various topics.
- Thanks to the presence of numerous students and researchers from abroad, the atmosphere at the School and Graduate School is quite international.