What you will study

The Degree Program comprises of the following five fields of study: •Geosphere Sciences •Atmospheric Sciences •Hydrosphere Sciences •Biosphere Sciences •Geoinformatics Through the organic collaboration of these five fields of study, we educate and carry out interdisciplinary and creative research aimed at “nurturing environmental scientists with the vision and ideas” that can meet the most pressing needs of society. Research in the field of Geosphere Sciences includes land environment management and disaster prevention, as well as long and medium-term topography to several years (landslides, collapses) through the careful analysis of data collected from outdoor observations, measurements, surveys, and collected samples. In the field of Atmospheric Sciences we conduct research on climate change at various scales ranging from water cycle in the atmosphere to urban climate, as well as investigating the health effects of important environmental issues related to global warming and air pollution. Included in the field of Hydrosphere Sciences is research regarding water budget, chemical and isotope analysis, and the modeling of water circulation of streams, lakes and rivers as well as underground water. In addition to developing research methods, we also investigate the history of environmental pollution. With a focus on the structure and function of the biosphere, in the field of Biosphere Sciences we analyze the interaction between organisms and the environment in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems by conducting field surveys and laboratory experiments. We also carry out research on wildlife management and the history of ecosystems. Finally, in the field of Geoinformatics, we are conducting research on effective data collection methods and analysis approach for environmental data, through geo-informatics, remote sensing technology, and the theory and methods of environmental information mathematics. Although the above research fields appear to be independent of each other, they can all be linked under the keywords “human and global environment” and “field science”. In each field we encourage students to learn from each other’s research and research methods, share information and advance research, discuss results, and actively transmit those results to the region and the world.

Degrees Granted

Doctoral Program Doctor of Science
Master’s Program Master of Science