Faculty of Agriculture

Message from the Dean

Training the human resources who can adapt to the information-oriented society and play an active role in regional rehabilitation as well as international activities

Agricultural science is an integrated science in the field of life science that targets food and commodities for a living, the life in general, and the environment. It is an essential study subject with respect to regional rehabilitation and to cultivate professionals who can play an active role internationally.
The government is working to solve the various issues concerning agricultural science for the promotion of sustainable development goals (SDGs) as demanded by the UN to each country’s government by 2030, and to construct a new information-oriented society such as Society5.0, as proposed in the 5th Basic Program for Science and Technology. Although Gunma prefecture is located within the capital sphere and has active agriculture in the suburban areas, there were no universities with an agricultural department in the prefecture. Because of the background, based on the concept of President Sudo, who graduated from the Department of Agriculture, Hokkaido University, Department of Agriculture was established in April 2019, as a new faculty of Takasaki University of Health and Welfare, and was ready to welcome the new students of 1st term. The department of Applied Biological Science alone offers four courses, namely Life Science, Crops and Gardening Systems, Food Science, and Agro-business, with an aim to train human resources cutting-edge agricultural scientific knowledge related to a series of systems from production to distribution, consumption, human health, and the environment, and who can play active roles in the society. Especially, we wish to train human resources who can adapt to an information-oriented society by means such as smart agriculture and sixth sector industrialization, and regional activation as well as global environmental issues which are SDGs goals.

Dean (Professor / chairman of The Agricultural Academy of Japan) 

Kenji Omasa