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Dean's Message

Dean of the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences
Dean of the Graduate School of
Fisheries and
Environmental Sciences
Professor Tetsuji Muto
Welcome to the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, NU. Our graduate school comprises a family of highly motivated academicians, support staffs and students who are passionate towards the advancement of knowledge in the field of marine, fisheries and environmental sciences. Through re-organization in 2011, the school was established in response to the social request that it tackle difficult issues of food and environments, and develop human resources to find effective solutions to the problems.

Our mission in research is to up hold the vision that our school becomes a center of academic excellence tackling issues on environmental politics and economics, natural food, environmental pollution, climate change, radiation, renewable energy, fisheries, aquaculture, and other related problems. In fact we have distinguished professors who are experts on the biology and ecology of many aquatic organisms, geology, oceanography, and social sciences, and who can provide quality education and high caliber research which are time timely and innovative. Through the fusion of fisheries and environmental sciences, we further aim to modernize fishery technologies and build resilient regional communities which are paramount to attain food security for the growing world population. In this way, we shall attract present-day generation who are often embraced high technologies.

Excellence in academic activities and in capacity building of graduate students has always been our priority. Previously, three institutes were attached to our graduate school: Institute of Fisheries Science and Institute of Environmental Sciences, and Institute for East China Sea Research (ECSER). This latter institute is now part of the Organization of Marine Science and Technology, but still is in a deeply complementary relationship with our graduate school in research and education. In addition, the training ship Nagasaki-Maru is attached to our Faculty of Fisheries is actively doing international studies around Korea, Taiwan, China, and Vietnam, where we have settled liaison offices. We also offer extension services to other universities abroad in terms of research collaborations, technical assistance, technology transfer and conduct of training and workshop in cooperation with the Nagasaki University Center for International Collaborative Research (CICORN). Since 2011, we have been engaging in an international project on the environmental preservation and improvement of fisheries of Lake Victoria, Kenya in collaboration with the local universities and research institutions.

Our school buildings are located in the heart of Nagasaki City, where all your need is just around the corner. In addition, Nagasaki is also well known for its unique history and culture, being the first port in Japan opened for foreign trading, considered as birthplace of Catholicism in Japan, and a symbol of the peace of the world. Nagasaki is also the place where one can enjoy spectacular union of sea, mountains and rivers. Considering the relatively small areal extent of the city, local people can spot foreigners easily and greeted them with a friendly smile. Because of these, international students in our University can enrich themselves not only academically, also but socially and mentally, enjoying a wholesome experience away from home.

As we strive to be the most productive and vibrant center for fisheries, environmental and marine sciences in the Kyushu region, our faculty members uphold to provide excellent quality education. Our success during the past years was a result of wonderful work done by our dedicated faculty members and students. Therefore, we have every reason to be confident that the coming years will bring a renewed commitment to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

April, 2017
Professor Tetsuji Muto, Dean of the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences
Dean's Message