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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 Atsushi Hagiwara
Welcome to the Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki University. This 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 and environmental sciences. Through re-organization in 2011, our school was established to uphold the vision to be a center of academic excellence tackling issues on natural food, environmental pollution, climate change, radiation, renewable energy, fisheries, and aquaculture. Particularly, we have professors who are experts on the biology and ecology of many aquatic organisms, geology, oceanography, and social sciences, 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 aimed to modernized fishery technologies and build resilience communities which are paramount to attain food security for the growing world population. In this way, we could attract present-day generation who are often embraced high technologies.

Excellence in academic, research, innovation and capacity building have always been our priority. Currently, two institutes are attached to our graduate school: Institute of Fisheries Science and Institute of Environmental Sciences. Training ship, Nagasaki-Maru is attached to our Faculty of Fisheries is actively doing international studies around Korea, Taiwan and China, where we have liaison offices. We also offer extension services to other universities abroad in terms of collaborations, technical assistance, technology transfer and conduct of training and workshop in cooperation with the Nagasaki University Office for Global Relations.

Our department buildings are in the heart of the Nagasaki city, where all your need is just around the corner. In addition, Nagasaki city is also 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 symbol of peace. It is also the place where one can enjoy spectacular union of sea, mountains and rivers. Considering of its relatively small size, local people can spot foreigners easily and greeted them with a friendly smile. Because of these, foreign students in our University could enrich themselves not only academically, also but socially and mentally, which could provide them a wholesome experience away from home.

As we strive to be the most productive and vibrant center for fisheries and environmental conservation department in the Kyushu region, our faculty members uphold to provide excellent quality education. Our success during the past years was a result of hard work from 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.

spring, 2019
Atsushi Hagiwara
Dean, Graduate School of Fisheries and Environmental Sciences Nagasaki University
Dean's Message