The Mathematics Department aims to develop human resources that will proactively contribute to society, such as teachers who can build their own curriculum, creative professionals with specialized skills, and researchers who engage in basic research. It strives to provide fundamental education in contemporary mathematics and lay the groundwork for independent studies, as advanced professionals or researchers, for women who aspire to study and research mathematics, or produce and send into society capable individuals with an understanding of mathematical theory and philosophy acquired through the study and research of various subjects and mathematics in particular.
The Physics Department conducts consistent education and research in a wide range of fields, from fundamental physics to applied physics, with an aim to foster in students the ability to engage in study of physical phenomena from both theoretical and experimental standpoints, and together with the faculty, cultivate new areas of physics. This involves not only developing the ability to perform physics research but also building the ability to take a reductive and multidimensional approach to resolve problems encountered in a variety of contexts.
Chemistry is a field of study that investigates the characteristics of atoms and molecules that make up materials, and systematizes the knowledge acquired from those investigations. Chemistry is closely related not only to fundamental sciences such as physics and biology but also to applied fields such as industrial chemistry, agricultural chemistry, pharmacology, and medical science. Its outcomes lead to the development of cutting-edge technologies. The Chemistry Department incorporates a balance of both fundamental and applied aspects in its education and research.
Biological sciences have progressed dramatically in the last couple of decades along with advances in molecular and genome biology. We now understand life—formerly considered mysterious—in a systematic manner based on molecules. The scope of study is now expanding to the information flow in biological systems and interactions between life and environments. The Biology Department conducts this diverse research in collaboration with other disciplines such as computer science, physics and chemistry.
Information technology developed during the 20th century on the basis of computers. Today, it affects our daily life in significant ways and can be found, for example, as part of mobile phones and home electronics. Information sciences are also receiving attention for their ability to analyze and forecast the mechanisms of nature, life, languages, and the economy. The faculty members of the Department of Information Sciences, who are leaders in their varied fields of specialty, provide students with wide-ranging education— from theories to practice. Information sciences distinctive of a women’s university are unfolded here from unique standpoints that are closely connected to daily life.