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.