Looking at our clothing, food, and shelter, it is clear that humankind’s prosperity in the 20th century was brought about by progress in chemistry. Naturally, chemistry will continue to be the key to prosperity in the 21st century.
The Department of Chemistry has 13 research laboratories, where state-of-the-art research is carried out in the following areas amongst others: clarification of the mechanisms of specific functions and reactions related to molecules, which are the basic units of substances, and related to molecular aggregates, and molecular design and the synthesis of substances with new properties.
In the Department of Chemistry, the curriculum for lectures, exercises, and experiments is systematically formulated so that enrolled students can study subjects ranging from the basics of chemistry to advanced specialties in a structured way. With senior graduate research, efforts are made to train persons to be competent in an international environment; for example, consideration is given to receiving carefully planned instruction through experiments and seminars in relevant research laboratories.
About half of the graduates go on to Graduate School, where they learn more advanced chemistry. The remaining graduates—that is, around half of the graduates—find employment and play active roles in chemistry-related industries including companies handling chemicals, petroleum, pharmaceuticals, electronics industry, textile, ceramics, electricity, gas, etc., and in research institutes and educational facilities. Chemistry is closely related to various fields including the physical sciences, engineering, pharmaceutics, and medical science.
We look forward to the participation of prospective students who possess an intellectual curiosity in the natural sciences (chemistry in particular), and of those who are full of eagerness to study.