We are surrounded by all kinds of matter, with a wide range of chemical phenomena always occurring. Through clarification and understanding of the properties of matter and chemical phenomena on atomic and molecular levels, through creation of new matter and discovery of unknown functionality, the study of chemistry contributes to the development of human society while maintaining a harmonious coexistence with the natural environment. It is also the foundation that supports the important 21st Century issues of nanotechnology and bioscience. The Department of Chemistry aims to foster talented individuals who can focus on the basics of chemistry while responding flexibly to new issues as they arise.
Our education catchphrase in this department is "chemistry of thought and experiment." We devote a lot of time to experiment and practical training, and master the fundamental experimental techniques through basic experiments from first year to third year. Fourth-year students are allocated to laboratories researching their areas of interest, and through individual instruction from teaching staff, they compete with graduate school students and their fellow students while carrying out cutting-edge research of chemistry. This way, they learn methods of research for tracking down and independently solving problems.