Social Activities


Science and engineering education to enable students to be creative and be international with skills

Iwate University, as an educational institution to investigate the truth, fosters human resources who have a high-level expertise and a broad knowledge, creating an original academic field. The Faculty of Science and Engineering educates students who have 1) basic understanding of science, engineering, and ethics, 2) problem-solving skills in science and engineering and has globally high-level expertise, and 3) ability to make contact to our local and international society and contribute to developing society.

  • To acquire a thorough knowledge of science and engineering, we have made the links between high schools and the university. We test student’s achievement and form classes by their proficiency.
  • We set our curriculum systematically. Students will learn specialized subjects following the curriculum.
  • In order to acquire international communication skills, we offer curriculum for continuous English studies, e-learning, compulsory TOEIC tests and opportunities for overseas training.
  • To develop students’ abilities to search, analyze and solve problems, we offer PBL courses, experiments and exercises, graduate research and an electronic portfolio system.
  • We offer an extensive study of science and engineering to acquire the role of technology in society and the knowledge and ability of general education.
  • To foster professionalism and sociality, we offer internships and career consultation.

Research Activities

Research concept to create innovation and new industries

The Faculty of Science and Engineering widely research from the fundamental to the application. We aim to develop local and international society continuously, keeping coexistence of human society and natural environment. A new approach or new research field will be found by doing fundamental and applied research together. Furthermore, we commercialize them by fulfilling local and global needs.

  • We present our research accomplishments in domestic and international conferences and publish them in scientific journals and media.
  • We apply for patents on our research fruits to protect the University’s intellectual property.
  • We are ranked in the top 10 universities in Japan for the number of collaborative research with private companies.
  • The Faculty of Science and Engineering is top-ranked in Japan for the number of collaborative research per one researcher.
  • We promote large-scale research projects in collaboration with industry and the government.

Social Contributions

Manpower, intelligence, and job creation to develop and solve the problems in our region

The Faculty of Science and Engineering develops our regional and international society with our educational and research fruits. We actively work for the problems in the environment, welfare, and lifelong learning society, as well as contribute to industrial development through collaboration between industry, government, and private sectors.

We also foster experts who can make significant contributions to recover our society from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

  • We are developing new products and new venture companies through collaboration with industry and government.
  • In order to understand the current problems to recover our society from the Great East Japan Earthquake and what we should do for it, we have prepared a program “Study of regional revitalization learned from the disaster area”, which is subsidized by the Ministry of Education (COC projects).
  • We contribute to local industries, such as the establishment of a research center for the casting technology or to put robots into practice to support the fisheries industry.
  • We have started extension lectures, public lectures, visiting lectures and exhibition of science and technology to promote engineering education.
  • We have signed a mutual friendship and cooperation agreements with seven cities in Iwate Prefecture to support local industrial development.
  • We actively communicate with universities and research institutes abroad.
    (Number of exchange agreements with other faculties: 8 countries/regions, 20 agreements in 14 institutions *As of March 2016)
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