In the Department of Bioproduction Science, Faculty of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences, Ishikawa Prefectural University, students gain an understanding of the physiology and ecology of animal and plant bioresources from the population, individual, cell, molecular and genetic levels. Education and research is focused on the development of production technologies utilizing the useful functions of bioresources, through the use of the latest science and technology such as biotechnology. In addition, through integrated education and research including acquiring knowledge and participating in experiments/practicums, we nurture agribusiness managers, as well as specialist individuals who can contribute to the growth of cooperatives such as community agricultural groups.
This type of faculty education can be classed as ‘understanding basic principles and fostering the skills of application’, while graduate school education is seen as ‘fostering the ability to set goals, identify problems and provide solutions’. As a result of the expansion of the scope of agricultural science, which has eliminated the borders between fields, comprehensive multidisciplinary research and education systems are sought after. In the Master’s Degree Course, in order to overcome the overspecialization common with small universities, teaching staff from related specialist fields work in close cooperation, while keeping faculty education as the foundation. In particular, we aim to educate specialists who can establish theories for bioproduction and increased food production that are balanced with biological sustainability, biodiversity, and ecosystems.
In order to achieve the above, four research fields (details below) have been set up in the Division of Bioproduction Science as the basic units for education and research.