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Education and Research

Organization of Academic Staff

UGAS is composed of 4 specialty courses including 10 major chairs. Members of the academic staff with various kinds of specialties belongs to 4 constituent universities.

The academic staff of UGAS represents professors, associate professors, lecturers or assistant professors who are qualified as academic advisors to doctoral students and are also members of the graduate schools of agriculture, agriculture and life science, veterinary science, and bioengineering in the 4 constituent universities. In addition all teaching staff supports academic staff.

 

Advisory Staff

Each student of UGAS is under the guidance of three advisory staff (one major and two associate advisory staff).

Upon enrollment into UGAS, each student requests one major advisory staff from List of Professors Qualified as Major Advisory Professors (see Appendix). According to this request, UGAS decides a major advisory staff and a specified field of study for each student.

 

Course Work

The course work in UGAS includes classroom study and individual research conducted under the guidance of three advisory staff.

All students are registered with Iwate University, but their course work is mainly conducted in the graduate school in which the main advisory staff belongs. In addition the facilities and equipments in other graduate schools are available for all students.

 

Graduation Requirements

Every student is usually required to attend to ones studies for at least 3 years, in order to earn 12 academic credits, and then to submit a doctoral thesis to this school.

Then, one must pass the examination of the doctoral thesis and the final academic ability test by an examination committee organized by this school.

When the above requirements are completed, one will be conferred a Doctoral Degree (Agricultural Sciences, or Philosophy) by Iwate University Especially excellent students (recognized as such by this school) will be conferred the Doctoral Degree after having passed 3 years of studies including 2 years of studies in a master course.

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