President's Message

A Rewarding University Life in an Uplifting Environment

Okayama University of Science (OUS) has 7 undergraduate programs:

Faculty of Science
Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Informatics
Faculty of Biosphere-Geosphere Science
Faculty of Education
Faculty of Management
Faculty of Veterinary Science;

and 4 Graduate Programs:

Graduate School of Sciences
Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Informatics
Graduate School of Biosphere-Geosphere Science

OUS has about 6,000 students.

Our basic scholastic policies are to offer "a unique and compelling research" and "an uplifting, stimulating, educational experience" for our students. Students in all departments engage in state-of-the-art research daily at our research facilities, laboratories and off-campus sites. Education with a focus on research is central to OUS education. It is my hope that you all challenge yourselves to discover, build problem-solving techniques in this environment, and develop the "ability to effectively apply knowledge when working with technology" and "develop the ability to think independently and use judgment logically."

Working in modern society requires an expanded range of knowledge and abilities such as:

  • expressing your ideas in an easy-to-understand manner
  • accepting different opinions and ideas
  • cooperating, and
  • working and engaging with others in the spirit of teamwork

To build such abilities, it is necessary to experience working with people regardless of whether they study in the same department or not.

The educational goal of OUS Faculties and Departments for you, our students, is to become model professionals upon graduation. To this aim, we build systematized curriculums and maintain an environment that encourages you to do "what you want to do" in order to become "what you want to be" in the future. In addition to regular learning, we offer other programs such as extracurricular and volunteer activities, long-term off-campus internships, and overseas study. You will grow tremendously by taking advantage of these programs.

I hope you to increase your potential to the highest level in this fulfilling environment under the instruction of our dedicated faculty. For that purpose, please enter through the gates of Okayama University of Science. A new world of study will unfold before your eyes.


President Hiroyuki Hirano