Center for Educational Research and Development
The Center for Educational Research and Development was established for the purpose of improving schools and local community educational processes. With the cultivation of human resources in mind, the department and other institutions cooperate in order to design theoretical and practical methods for teachers, and to systematically drive the educational system forward.
Points 1 to 5 describe the projects and seminars currently being implemented.
- 1. Educational Training Volunteer Project
- 2. Educational Counseling Project
- 3. Multimedia Use Implementation Project
- 4. Lecture Organization Project
- 5. Advisory Staff
Development support educational practice center
From April, 2009, a name turned into "the development support educational practice center" attached to the Department of Education. We develop a study about the development support of children and the education method and aim for contributing to the community through education consultation and training activity.
For children who need special support, "the total support classroom" has been started in October 2006.
The Manufacturing Laboratory is the foundation of mono-zukuri education in the Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering. Accuracy, efficiency, and safety in the manufacturing process in mono-zukuri are required, and students can obtain these skills through training courses in this Laboratory. Knowledge of material processing and manufacturing can be learned from lectures, and first-hand experience of how to make products. In order to develop highly skilled engineers who can design products systematically, the themes in the training course are chosen from diverse fields of processing and Students work on their projects in small groups. The purpose of training is to foster abilities in engineering design and problem-solving. Therefore, a number of tool machines, casings, forgings, welding equipment, machining centers and CNC machines are installed in the Manufacturing Laboratory. Furthermore, experiment apparatus and test pieces are produced to support education and research in undergraduate and graduate programs.
The Institute for Animal Experiments
Related to biomedical sciences, Education and research on the following subjects are carried out: care and management of laboratory animals, animal research, alternatives to animal research, and laboratory animal sciences.
Research Laboratory Center
The Research Laboratory Center offers the use of apparatus and facilities for education and research into medical science. The center is open to all staff and students from the Faculty of Medicine and aims to contribute to education and research related to medical science.
Subtropical Field Science Center
The Subtropical Field Science Center provides field education in crop, livestock and forest, and has two campuses: Senbaru Field adjacent to the faculty of agriculture in Nishihara, and Yona Field in the northern part of Okinawa. The agricultural students study practical education from basic to applied science about crop, vegetable and animal production at Senbaru Field, and forest and coastal plants at Yona Field. The academic staffs of the Field Science Center attached to the division of Human and Agricultural Symbiotic Science under the Department of Subtropical Agro-Production Sciences conduct researches in new field, symbiotic relationship between agricultural (animal and plant) production and human society.