Message from the Dean
Welcome to our programs!
Our graduate school, “Degree Programs of Pure and Applied sciences”, consists of five-degree programs, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences and Materials Innovation. It forms “Graduate School of Science and Technology, University of Tsukuba” with several other degree programs. One of the features of our school is a unification of pure and applied sciences.
Modern sciences are based on facts and logic everyone can accept and is triggered by two main motivations. One is an intellectual curiosity, and the other is an orientation for useful applications in human society. The former is a motivation inward, and the latter is outward -oriented. Although pure and applied sciences put different weights on the two, these two motivations do not contradict each other and are complementary in reality. We find many examples in which breakthrough findings obtained by a purely scientific curiosity become useful in industry applications. Also, only the state-of-the-art and cutting-edge technology enables justification of a purely academic theory as well. It implies the importance of interdisciplinary communication among different areas. Our school aims such exchanges, and we are ready for possible re-organization to catch up with the needs of the rapidly changing society. After finishing the PhD course by pursuing scientific achievements in the specialized field, we believe that our graduate students are ready to overcome unexpected difficulties in unknown problems in any field in future.
Dean, Prof. Yasuhiro Hatsugai
Degree Programs in Pure and Applied Science
Graduate School of Science and Technology
University of Tsukuba