Faculty and Staff Voices

Faculty Voices

Ryosuke Ohniwa

Ryosuke Ohniwa

 Hello. I’m Ryosuke Ohniwa, associate professor at the School of Integrative and Global Majors and the Faculty of Medicine at University of Tsukuba (UT). I am stationed on NTU campus in Taiwan, and play a supportive role for UT and NTU students enrolled in GIP-TRIAD. My areas of expertise are microbiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.
 Recently, as the international trend toward globalization progresses, there is an urgent need for quality human resources that can contribute to and shape future society. To this end, there is a demand for our universities to nurture and produce such talented personnel that can deal with these changes in society by guaranteeing practical, quality education. Through the Global Innovation Joint-Degree Program, we aim to equip our graduates with the attributes needed to face ever-increasing global challenges by coordinating with our partners to offer an educational program that integrates areas traditionally separated in education: laboratory work and fieldwork; in-classroom and off-campus study; and R&D and business, among others. Indeed, we strive to offer the highest quality degree program by maintaining consciousness about what defines education and research, and how they should be carried out in university and higher education.

URL: http://trios.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/researcher/0000001682

Yoshihiro Okabe

Yoshihiro Okabe

 My name is Yoshihiro Okabe, and I am an assistant professor at the Faculty of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Tsukuba. I specialize in the fields of plant molecular breeding, olericulture, and floriculture.
 "Food Security" is an important topic that essentially seeks to find solutions to issues such as global poverty and challenges in Japanese food production. It is our aim to contribute to the education and training of international human resources that can face and respond to the various challenges that confront humanity on a global scale related to the development, preservation, and sustainability of reliable food supplies and biological resources. By providing students with an environment in which they can take courses in specialized subject matter under the guidance of faculty from both the University of Tsukuba and our foreign partner universities, we expect the International Joint Degree Master’s Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health (GIP-TRIAD) to help students develop international sensibilities, and hope that through this program both students and faculty grow both personally and professionally.

Masahiro Akiyama

Masahiro Akiyama

 Hello, I’m Masahiro Akiyama of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Tsukuba. My areas of expertise are environmental hygiene and molecular biology. To develop high-level professionals, which is the aim of the GIP-TRIAD program, I think it is important that we help students not only learn advanced skills and knowledge but also understand social issues and needs so that they can give back to society. To this end, I want to provide lectures and training that make students aware of how their studies are connected to social issues. Furthermore, to resolve global scale issues, it is also important to collaborate with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, and I want to support students so that they understand that and respect and cooperate with one another.

Masako Tsubomi

Masako Tsubomi

 Hello, my name is Masako Tsubomi. I work in the GIP-TRIAD office at the University of Tsukuba. The students on this program differ in nationality, ability and character, but they all share a strong inquisitiveness and an out-of-the-box inventiveness. They are also very proficient in English. Although I am in the position of providing them with support, in fact I receive power from our highly energetic students every day. Under these circumstances, I feel it is my mission to help them progress safely and comfortably. I want our students to continue to take on new challenges going forward. I also hope they will go on to utilize their knowledge and experience gained from their courses, internships and student life in Japan, Taiwan and France to become capable leaders who can take society in a better direction.

Youmei Wang

Youmei Wang

 Hi, there. I’m Youmei Wang, the administrative staff of GIP-TRIAD program. With holding the faith of " There is no limit of myself and challenge boldly in unknown fields ", I decide to establish the study of bachelor and master degree at Tsukuba university. My major was Bio-resource science technology and I was specialized in the field of functional food processing engineering which is related to GIP-TRIAD program. I had over 3 years’ experience as teaching assistant & tutor, provided assistance to international students with academic study and life support. Also have a strong communication skill in English, Japanese, Chinese and a basic level of French. I’d love to work in multi-cultural and diverse workforce as a member of the top-class university with smiling all the time and supporting from my true mind.