We aim to build an educational system well-balanced between specialty and interdisciplinary fields, and so develop human talent with high problem-solving skills able to commit to innovations that will open up the future of science.
Graduate School of Science and Faculty of Science
Yujiro HAYASHI Professor
Tohoku University's chemistry has a world-leading historical legacy, focused on the field of organic chemistry, of elucidating different kinds of phenomena at the molecular level. These results extend into all fields of chemistry including new catalyst development, natural product synthesis, new drug development, and biosensor technology. The goal of the newly started International Joint Graduate Program in Integrated Chemistry, namely GP-Chem, is to step into different fields such as physics, and the life and information sciences from the field of chemistry, an area in which Tohoku University has particular strengths, and standing on the foundation of a comprehensive knowledge of chemistry, carry out interdisciplinary research capable of meeting new challenges (see the figure below). Therefore, in this program we will build an educational system well-balanced between specialized and interdisciplinary fields, and develop talent well able to respond to problems, and who can commit to the innovation that will open up the way to future science.