The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University


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Curriculum Policy

Educational Curriculum Planning and Implementation Policy, and Curriculum Features and Characteristics

Organization of Educational Curriculum and Content
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University (UGAS-EU) offers three majors: Bioresource Production Science, Applied Bioresource Science, and Life Environment Conservation Science. These majors provide education for researchers to attain advanced knowledge and skills that enables them to play an important role both locally and globally.

The educational programs in each specialized field enable students to acquire a broad range of knowledge in agricultural science and advanced specialized knowledge and skills. Through research guidance, the supervising professors aim to cultivate the ability to explore and solve issues in agricultural science. Moreover, the programs are structured to foster individuals who can thrive in regional and international contexts.

In addition to undertaking dissertation research under the guidance of their supervisor and co-supervisors, students participate in programs to help them gain advanced knowledge and skills, enabling them to play an active role in regional and international communities. These programs include

1. Joint Seminar:Japanese and international students work together in this residential seminar involving presentations, communication exercises, and group work conducted in English.

2. Specialized seminars for each major: conducted in English by qualified faculty members from the three constituent universities (Ehime, Kagawa, Kochi) using the video-conferencing system, allowing students to access advanced knowledge and skills in their respective fields.

3. Comprehensive Agricultural Science: conducted separately in Japanese and English with the six united graduate schools of agriculture nationwide using the video-conferencing system, providing an overview of agricultural science.

4. English for Scientific Writing and Presentations: conducted by a native English-speaking instructor. These classes focus on improving students’ scientific English proficiency.

5. Credits are also awarded for participation in internships and presentations at international conferences.

In all course subjects, students are thoroughly evaluated through written examinations, oral examinations, and reports based on objective evaluation criteria.

Curriculum Evaluation
Statistical data obtained from class questionnaires and graduate questionnaires are analyzed to assess the effectiveness of individual course subjects and research and education within the curriculum, and to help continually improve the curriculum.