Department of Food Science

Department Head’s Message

Head of the Department of Food Science

Learn everything about food, from basics
to applications, to become active professionals

Yasuko Konishi, Professor

Head of the Department of Food Science

Research and education at the Department of Food Science, Ishikawa Prefectural University, cover an extremely broad range of fields specializing in food, making this department very unusual for Japan. The teaching staff consists of specialists in all kinds of food-related fields, from theory to application, including the elements and molecules constituting food, food nutrition and functionality, food production and processing, and food safety. The Department also actively conducts joint research and development with many companies, mainly within Ishikawa Prefecture, and the results have included products that have reached commercialization. The well-equipped facilities provide a perfect learning environment. I hope that our students will take an active interest, and challenge themselves, in many areas. We also provide real-world opportunities for students to learn at local food-related companies, such as through internships. I also hope that our students will become food professionals who can play active roles in various fields.