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Faculty of Science and Technology / Graduate School of Science and Technology

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Welcome to the International Guide of Gunma University School of Science and Technology!

The Gunma University School of Science and Technology is located in Kiryu City of Gunma Prefecture, an ideal learning environment close to nature and populated by warm and friendly people. The School’s roots can be traced to the establishment of the Kiryu National Technical College of Textile Science in 1896. At that time, Kiryu was an important center of the Japanese textile industry, particularly the silk industry, and, therefore, the college consisted of two departments, namely, the department of chemistry and the department of mechanical engineering, both of which made important contributions to the industrial endeavors in the Gunma vicinity at that time.

Since then, the college has expanded gradually, adding more departments such as electronics and chemical engineering. Following the end of Word War II, the college was reestablished, now as the Faculty of Engineering of the nascent Gunma University. In 2013, the faculty instituted major reforms to meet the ever-changing demands of a modern technological society. Thus, its seven traditional departments were reorganized into four interdisciplinary departments. These departments offer students balanced educational programs of both basic science and advanced technology in interdisciplinary fields. Through this new system, we nurture engineers with a solid base of the natural sciences as well as a broad knowledge of modern technology.

In addition to the reorganization, the School of Science and Technology promotes and supports a variety of interdisciplinary research projects, for example, the “Element Innovation” project. This is a government-supported, 5-year multi-disciplinary research project carried out by researchers of various fields, including material science, machinery, electronics and even medical science. The fruits of this collaborative work has resulted in several important scientific papers and patents. Furthermore, researchers at the School also contribute to the Program for Cultivating Global Leaders in Heavy Ion Therapeutics and Engineering, also a government-supported project led by the joint project office of the School of Medicine and the School of Science and Technology.

As you can see, a solid educational program and vibrant research projects await you. Won’t you join us and participate in these unique activities at the School of Science and Technology?