The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University


About Admission

Diploma Policy

Principles and Objectives of Education
The United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University (UGAS-EU) is a collaboration between the Graduate School of Agriculture at Ehime University and Kagawa University, and the Agriculture and Marine Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences at Kochi University, each of which has its own unique characteristics. UGAS-EU aims to cultivate outstanding individuals, equipped with reasoned judgement based on profound insights into people, society, and nature, and advanced expertise and skills in highly specialized fields.

Through forward-thinking and innovative research to produce significant research outcomes, we aim to nurture individuals who contribute to their local communities, assume leadership roles in regional development in their fields, and serve as a driving force for progress. In addition, by actively welcoming outstanding students from around the world and training them to be core researchers who will shape the future in their respective countries, we all contribute to the sustainable development of society, a balanced relationship between humanity and the natural environment, and a more peaceful, considerate world.

Educating Researchers
UGAS seeks to train and develop talented people through farsighted, original research, who will then go on to assume leadership positions. They will have the ability to explore and resolve issues related to the major fields of Bioresource Production Science, Applied Bioresource Science, and Life Environment Conservation Science, and possess advanced knowledge and skills so they can take active roles in their own regions and the wider international community. In addition, international students are trained to contribute to the sustainable development of their countries, a mutually beneficial balance between people and the natural environment, and betterment of the world. The Special Doctoral Program for International Students in Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and Related Sciences accepts exemplary mid-career scientists, mainly from tropical and subtropical regions, and trains them to become advanced researchers and engineers capable of shaping the future in their respective countries. The Special Doctoral Course Program in Agricultural Sciences for Students from Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim (AAP) provides comprehensive education from the master’s program onwards with the aim of training people to become advanced researchers and engineers.

1. Knowledge and Understanding

Have advanced specialist knowledge and skills for biological production technologies, the use of bioresources, and the conservation of natural environments.

2. Thinking, Judgment, and Implementation

Can logically clarify the causes of various issues (food, resources, environment) from the point of view of creating a sustainable society, and to find effective solutions.

3. Interest, Motivation, and Attitude

Have a strong interest and desire to clarify and solve various issues (food, resources, environment) in a sustainable society where nature and humans interact, and the ability to pursue proactive, independent, and sustained studies while maintaining ethical practices and a spirit of cooperation.

4. Skills, Expression, and Explanation

Possess advanced communication and presentation skills to accurately explain one’s theoretical thinking, decision-making processes, and results.

Completion of the Doctoral Program and Conferment of Degree
Students in the doctoral program must be enrolled for a minimum of three years, receive research guidance from their supervising professors, including annual progress reports, and take the required coursework specified in the course requirements. In addition, after giving an interim presentation, which serves as an interim review for the doctoral dissertation, they must submit their dissertation and pass the dissertation presentation and final examination in accordance with the regulations and operational policies governing the examination of dissertations.

However, students who have demonstrated excellent research achievements may fulfill the requirement for a minimum enrollment of three years, including the two-year enrollment period in the master’s program. Students who fulfill the above requirements for completion will be awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Ehime University.