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Department of Environment and Fisheries Resources

Educational goal

The Department of Environment and Fisheries Resources trains practice-oriented instructors and researchers with comprehensive problem-solving abilities. The Department helps students acquire specialized knowledge that contributes to solving environmental problems and building a sustainable society that coexists in harmony with the environment, new knowledge and technologies for safe, advanced uses and proper management of marine food resources, and comprehensive and practical knowledge that covers all these aspects.

Admission Policy

The twenty-first century is considered the era of food and the environment. The most important task of this century is to conserve the global environment and to secure a sustainable food supply. The Graduate School of Fisheries Science and Environmental Studies was established in April 2011 through a reorganization of the Graduate School of Science and Technology, based on the Faculty of Fisheries and the Faculty of Environmental Studies. The fundamental principle of the new Graduate School is: "To cultivate both advanced specialists with practical leadership skills and internationally competent researchers, who can address and provide solutions to environmental and food-security issues, by promoting education and research in interdisciplinary and comprehensive academic fields of fisheries science and environmental studies". Fisheries science and environmental studies both aspire the harmony and symbiosis of human and nature. Fisheries science and environmental studies share much of their academic missions and methodology, and these are the disciplines that need interdisciplinary integration to be effective.

The graduate program, Department of Environment and Fisheries Resources, trains students to become practice-oriented researchers who can contribute to solving regional problems with excellent abilities to work in international society in the interdisciplinary field that combines environmental science and fisheries. The Department offers the following two courses.
The Fisheries Science Course helps students acquire new knowledge and skills for safe, advanced uses of marine food resources and proper management of such resources.
The Environmental Studies Course helps students acquire broad and specialized knowledge to contribute to solving environmental problems and building a sustainable society that coexists in harmony with the environment.

Thus, the Department seeks prospective students from overseas and Japan who are willing to acquire the above knowledge and skills and have fundamental and specialized knowledge and academic abilities that are equivalent to a master's degree in scientific subjects related to each course.