Department of Aquaculture Life Science
This department is open to students who want to become technical experts or leading scientists in the field of aquaculture life science. The department provides a thorough grounding in the life sciences for aquatic organisms, including courses in physiology, developmental biology, genetics, biotechnology, microbiology and pathology. Moreover, advanced techniques of molecular biology, genetic modification, micromanipulation of fish embryos, genomics, proteomics etc. are also taught. During the first three years, students attend lectures, conduct laboratory and field works at marine and freshwater stations, and undergo shipboard training in hydrographical and biological observations at sea. Fourth-year students complete a graduation thesis under the supervision of faculty members.