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About School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

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School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The school aims at educating highly competitive, socially conscious, and internationally-oriented food specialists. Our program provides balanced knowledge in theories and issues in today's food system, from farm to fork. The program is designed in a highly interdisciplinary manner: students are expected to master the subjects in both natural and social science including crop science, processing, nutrition science, environmental science, economics, marketing, and business management.

Department of Farm Management

In the Department of Farm Management, we introduce students to the basic and applied life sciences of plants and animals. Higher levels of production and management skills in agriculture, horticulture and livestock production with a focus on environmental conservation and energy flow is the next level of courses offered to our students. By applying cutting-edge biotechnology,the department also endeavors to develop innovative food products. The department is dedicated to contributing to the betterment of society by training socially responsible and capable students who as graduates will actively address the evolving issues in the agri-food industry.

Department of Food Management

It goes without saying that food is one of the major concerns for our daily life. Students in the Department of Food Management will learn about the entire food system from processing, distribution, food services, to general consumption by combining both scientific technologies such as food science and food engineering, with social-science based methodologies such as food economics, marketing and management. Our major objective is to produce future leaders of the food industry who are equipped with practical business knowledge gained through scientific experiment-oriented education and case method learning.

Department of Environmental Sciences

The Department of Environmental Sciences provides opportunities for studying comprehensive food and food-related environmental issues from various perspectives. Areas of study at our department include planning for agricultural land use and recycling food wastes and biological materials.Students are exposed to a wide range of critical questions in environmental conservation and learn to establish sustainable systems for society. Our main objective is to develop professionals who can strongly contribute to creative conservation and remediation of the environment.

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to actively contributing to society through education and research which promotes the safety and security of food, sound business administration, conservation and enhancement of  environmental quality in all of the fields of the agri-food industry.

Educational Objectives

We aim to educate students who possess a broad knowledge of science and technical skills as well as have a keen business mind for agri-industry related professions such as developing new food products, food processing, food distribution, food service industry, resource recycling and conservation of the environment.

Curriculum Characteristics / School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

  1. The systematically guided curriculum is designed to develop professional knowledge and skills to prepare all students for multifaceted careers in the food industry.
  2. Crossover and multidisciplinary programmmes encourage broad knowledge and understanding of the agri-food industry.
  3. Personalized attention is facilitated through small group tutorials so as to ensure in-depth intensive learning and also serve as support for the welfare of each individual student.
  4. Practicum, internship and case method study programmes are aimed to integrate conceptual knowledge with administrative practice and acumen.
  5. Competency in English communication and computer-mediated data processing skills are emphasized as business foundation skills.

Career Options / School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

Management/ Sales/ Technical Trainees in agriculture, food and environment related companies.

Administrative/ technical officials in national and local governments.

Advances to graduate schools.

Admission Policy / School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences

The School of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences looks for students who possess a combination of qualities like the following:

(1) an interest in food and food consumption, and the environments surrounding these,

(2) passion about solving agri-food related problems such as food safety issues or harmonization with the environment, and

(3) willingness to contribute to the food industry as a citizen of society.