- Application Guidelines (PDF)
Admission PolicyGlobal Human Resources Development Program aims to train students to:
▪ acquire basic knowledge on agricultural science,
▪ acquire specialized knowledge and skills on bioresources and biotechnology,
▪ develop an English communication ability in the specialized field, and
▪ develop internationality and problem-solving skills for addressing various domestic and international issues.
1. Invited applicants
The program invites applicants who:
▪ have a strong desire to acquire skills to solve various issues on the field of agriculture,
▪ have a great interest in the fields of bioresources and biotechnology,
▪ have a logical thinking ability which enables efficient quality learning in the academic curriculum,
▪ have an English communication ability and a broad general knowledge and scholastic ability as a basis of the university study, and▪ can contribute to the society by using knowledge, skills and activity acquired in the program.
2. Screening policy
International students are synthetically evaluated for their various abilities based on the application documents and an interview. The document-based selection examines the high school transcript, recommendation letter, scores of English proficiency test, an essay describing the reason for application and the self-appeal to evaluate the knowledge and understanding, ability of thinking and expression, independence, cooperativeness and academic interest. The interview-based selection also evaluates the knowledge and understanding, ability of thinking and expression, independence, cooperativeness and academic interest.
Students are encouraged to have acquired the following until being enrolled in the program:
▪ Basic scholastic ability at subjects learned in the high school,
▪ Attitude of self-deepening of academic interest and self-discovering of problems,
▪ Attitude of problem solving in cooperation with others, and
▪ Communication skills and sociality for rich university life.
Diploma PolicyStudents who have registered for a prescribed period, fulfilled the credit requirements and acquired the following will be recognized as having completed the Global Human Resources Development Program and will be awarded a degree (bachelor’s degree) by the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Miyazaki.
1. Humanity, sociality and internationality
(2) Team work
(3) Understanding of multiculturalism and different culture
2. Independent learning ability with self-planning
3. Communication skill
(1) Language literacy
(2) Understanding of others and self-expression ability
4. Problem discovering, analyzing and solving ability
(1) Information literacy and quantitative skills using ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
(2) Problem finding, analyzing and solving ability
5. Knowledge and skill
(1) Understanding of culture, society, nature and region
(2) Basic knowledge on agricultural science
(3) Specialized knowledge and skills on bioresources and biotechnology
(4) English communication ability in the specialized field
(5) Internationality and problem-solving skills in the specialized field
Curriculum PolicyIn order to develop human resources who have acquired skills and abilities listed in the Diploma Policy (policy regarding recognition of completion and the awarding of degrees), Global Human Resources Development Program organizes and implements its academic curriculum based on the following policy.
1. Curriculum organization
(1) The curriculum of the program is drawn up in cooperation between the University of Miyazaki and the overseas partner university.
(2) The program organizes courses of general education comprising subjects for humanities, social science, natural science, language and others so that students can acquire broad, deep culture and basic learning skills in the university.
(3) The program organizes courses of specialized education comprising fundamental and advanced subjects so that students can systematically acquire specialized methodology and knowledge.
(4) The program uses English as a basic language so that students can acquire a high English communication ability in the specialized field.
(5) The program organizes courses on bioresources and biotechnology as compulsory subjects to train students to be human resources who can contribute to regional and international societies through the expertise.
(6) The program sets up subjects which encourage students to understand and solve problems and issues related to the region.
(7) The program sets up subjects such as graduation thesis to train students to be human resources who can analyze and solve problems through integration of acquired knowledge and skills.
(8) Following the above, the program sets up:1) Subjects on bioresources,
2) Subjects on biotechnology, and
3) Laboratory-based subjects such as experiment in specialized research, scientific English and graduation thesis.
2. Educational contents and methods
(1) The objective, overview, goal and evaluation standard and evaluation method of all courses are opened to students in the form of syllabus.
(2) The program incorporates active-learning methods such as interactive classes, group work and presentations to allow students to develop independent thinking ability.
(3) The program incorporates topics which allow students to develop an understanding of the region and an ability of solving regional problems and issues.
3. Evaluation and grading
(1) The program uses the GPA system, and regularly inspects, evaluates and improves the curriculum for quality assurance of education.
(2) The program evaluates students’ achievements strictly using various methods based on the standards for assessing performance.
(3) The program evaluates students’ achievements during the whole schooling period in relation to the diploma policy.