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Message From Dean

Professor Yasuhiro Mazaki, Dr. Sci.

The Kitasato University is a private university organized from six schools as its educational organizations: Allied Health Sciences (since 1962), Science (since 1962), Pharmacy (since 1964), Veterinary medicine (since 1966), Medicine (since 1970), Marine Biosciences (since 1972) and Nursing (since 1986). The Schools are blanched across four areas of Japan and the headquarters is located in Shirokane, Tokyo. Among these, School of Science, which is located at Sagamihara-Campus just outside Tokyo metropolitan city, is order to cover the education and research in basic science which shows a sharp contrast to surrounding other schools having strong connection with biological and medical sciences as well as their applications. The school consists of 13 laboratories that are divided into three departments, i.e. Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences. Our research and educational interests form a triangle which holds various basic questions about the nature inside More than 200 students in each educational year, 800 in total belong to the undergraduate school where they learn the comprehensive and basic themes suitable for various careers in science and related fields. After graduation, about 50% students proceed to graduate course of ours and other universities. The rest of the graduates become teachers, engineers, scientists, analysts, and other professionals in a vast area. The school has been and will be generating a large numbers of people who have tremendous activities and contribution in various communities. If you have a chance to come to Japan, please visit our campus to see what's going on here in the school. All the members in the faculty and students will welcome you. We are also waiting for opportunities to have collaborations with great scientists in all over the world.


Education and Researches in School of Science focus on three basic science fields, Physics, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences which are corresponding to the names of three departments, respectively. All curriculums are designed to generate young thoughtful graduates who can contribute various communities with a background of basic science where the pursuit of truth is respected as the most important sprit.
After the first three years of the training term, students are to be involved in each laboratory and real research projects for one year. Ones who want to continue it further will proceed to graduate courses. Various highly sophisticated basic researches are performed in all laboratories and domestic and/or international collaborations are extensively performed. In particular, the exchange program with Harvard contributes our research activities as well as our education for graduate and undergraduate students.


Before the establishment of Kitasato University.
Dr. Shibasaburo Kitasato (1853-1931) was the first life scientist in the modern history of Japan. He himself was a physician and a bacteriologist. In 1891, just after he returned from Dr. Robert Koch's Laboratory in Berlin where he had studied for 6 years, he founded the Institute for Study of Infectious Diseases and became the president. In 1914 when Tokyo Imperial University incorporated the institute, he resigned in protest and founded the Kitasato Institute as the frontrunner of Kitasato University.

Kitasato University was born.
In 1962, the 50 anniversary year for Kitasato Institute, Kitasato University was newly established with a single school of Hygienic Science. Within this first school, two departments were involved one of which was the department of chemistry. This original group of laboratories is the route of the present school of science.
In the history of Kitasato University.
In 1988, the department of biosciences additionally started in the school of Hygienic Science as the former organization of the present department. In 1994, the school was extensively divided into two schools, the school of allied health science and the school of science. At that time department of physics was newly organized and the present framework with 13 laboratories in three departments was completed In 2005, Center for Disease Proteomics was organized under the supervising of the school of science In 2009, the exchange program with Harvard University started.

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Number of Staffs (on Jul. 2017)

CategoryTotalPhysicsChemistryBiological SciencesTeaching License Course
Educational Full Professor144442
Associate Professor12453----
Junior Associate Professor14644----
Assistant Professor10244----
Research Associate1001----
Postdoctoral Fellow or Project Assistant Professor 2110----
Research Staffs 1----------------
Librarians 4----------------
Administrative Office Staffs 14----------------

Number of Undergraduate Students (in 2017)

YearTotalPhysicsChemistryBiological Sciences
1 266799295
2 2455610485
3 219469281
4 207488574

Number of Graduate Students (in 2017)

YearTotalMolecular SciencesBiological Sciences
Master 1402119
Doctor 1000

Carrier Paths for Graduates of Undergraduate Course.

PhysicsChemistryBiological Sciences
Graduate Courser Kitasato University27%22%35%
Other Universities23%31%29%
Professional Jobs 45%39%32%
Other Careers 5%8%4%

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