Department of Quantum Matter, Hiroshima University
The Graduate School of Advanced Sciences of Matter (AdSM), Hiroshima University, was established in 1998 in collaboration with Research Center for Nanodevices and Systems and other relative institutes and faculties of the University as an independent graduate school with two-year Master's and three-year Doctoral programs. Currently AdSM offers six sub-majors under three departments, "Quantum Matter", "Molecular Biotechnology" and "Semiconductor Electronics & Integration Science". Research under each department is mainly focused on basic science and applied science. While the former pursues the fundamental principles of matter and life, the latter integrates those principles with the advanced technology development, thus utilizing them for human beings.