Purpose of Establishment
The purpose of the Joint Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences is to contribute to the maintenance and development of an affluent society by producing leading veterinary practitioners who have gained academic knowledge and skills and practical abilities in the field of veterinary hygiene, public health, One Health, or intractable disease treatment/drug discovery and development as specialists in veterinary hygiene, public health, in One Health or in intractable disease treatment/drug discovery and development, respectively, under the educational philosophy of: (i) training educators and researchers in veterinary sciences who can contribute to the advancement of veterinary sciences by promoting advanced research in a wide range of areas related to animal and human health, including the soundness of ecosystems; and (ii) fostering professionals in veterinary sciences who have advanced knowledge and skills and expertise and high ethical values and will play a leading role in the global community and local communities.
Characteristics of Students Sought by the Joint Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences
Subject to successful completion of the entrance examination, the Joint Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences accepts students who:
- has fundamental research and veterinary ethical values and can adhere to the Code of Conduct;
- has adequate basic academic abilities and skills in veterinary and life sciences;
- has basic English language skills and communication skills necessary for research activities;
- has a motivation and an inquiring mind to actively work on research topics; and
- has energy and ambition to conduct creative research with a broad view.
Basic Policy on the Screening of Prospective Students
Through written examination (in foreign language, i.e., English) and oral assessment, prospective students are assessed for, among other things: their academic performance and acquired skills necessary for research at our graduate school; their English language skills
The Joint Graduate School of Veterinary Sciences awards the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Veterinary Science to students who enroll for the required period, acquire the specified number of credits, have high ethical values and acquire advanced and extensive expertise and research skills that meet the school’s purpose of training human resources, and pass a thesis defense and a final examination.
- Human resources who have advanced expertise and research skills in veterinary and life sciences.
- Human resources who can act as local leaders who respond to social demands by exercising creative research and communication skills based on a wide interdisciplinary background and a global viewpoint.
- Human resources who can deal with or resolve various issues in veterinary and animal sciences as specialists in veterinary hygiene, public health, in One Health or in intractable disease treatment/drug discovery and development.
To foster human resources who have advanced expertise and research skills and can act as local leaders who respond to social demands based on a wide interdisciplinary background and a global viewpoint as described in the Diploma Policy, the following Curriculum Policy is established:
- The curriculum provides the graduate school’s common subjects, basic educational subjects, specialist training subjects, research promotion subjects and advanced educational subjects.
- Provision of this curriculum is intended to foster local leaders, veterinary science researchers and high-level professionals who have acquired advanced expertise and skills in veterinary sciences and can respond to social demands by exercising creative research and communication skills based on high ethical values, a wide interdisciplinary background and a global viewpoint.
- Learning outcomes are assessed according to the level of achievement of class goals based on, among other things: the relevant university-wide agreement; and the performance assessment items listed in the syllabus of each subject.