The world of chemistry aims at elucidating the mechanisms of unknown chemical phenomena from the standpoint of natural science, to discover new knowledge, and to crystallize this knowledge into useful forms that benefit people and human communities.

In order to train personnel equipped with a broad scientific knowledge and perspective, the Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry at the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering has developed a curriculum that enables students to learn the fundamentals and principles of scientific theory, and to cultivate the ability to perceive and analyze phenomena in a scientific way. The department therefore seeks ambitious students seeking to confront the challenges of the 21st century.