Message from Program Director


The Program for Cultivating Global Leaders in Heavy Ion Therapeutics and Engineering is one of Leading Programs in Doctoral Education (Only-One Category: Programs that would produce leaders with a clearly defined specialty) supported by Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science andTechnology (MEXT), which was adopted in 2011. Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine established the Heavy Ion Medical Engineering Course as a doctoral degree program combining medical science and engineering, and started accepting students in April 2012. This program continues even after the end of the support by MEXT. In 2019, We have established full term doctoral program 「Heavy Iron Medical and Engineering Course」combining master and doctoral courses at Graduate School of Science and Technology, and will start accepting students.The program provides education and research in heavy ion medical science and biology, and advanced clinical practice using heavy ion, fostering global leaders in research and development of advanced medical equipment and related operation technologies. For this reason, Graduate School of Engineering and related organizations in Japan and overseas are involved in the course, as well as manufacturers of medical equipment, to offer education that goes beyond the respective special fields covered. Graduates of the course are expected to contribute to medical innovation through heavy ion therapeutics and engineering, a field that is expected to see global expansion.

Yoshihiko Kominato, M.D., Ph.D.
Dean of Graduate School of Medicine