Earth and Environmental Sciences

Education Goals

We will train students to become professionals who have an understanding of the global environment founded on fundamental science and who have acquired broad fundamental knowledge of natural science. We will train students to become professionals who have sound fundamental academic abilities for understanding problems that traverse through complex areas, who continually refine their creative abilities for further analysis and integration, and who have broad perspectives and specialized knowledge and skills, including detailed analysis in field research and in the laboratory, for addressing the diverse problems facing modern society.

Education Objectives

  1. Through lectures and seminars, we will teach students the latest information in the fields of earth system science, earth materials science, earth history science, environmental science, natural disasters, hydrology, and so on in order to equip them with advanced knowledge and broad perspectives.
  2. To foster students’ logical reasoning abilities, problem solving abilities, expressive abilities, and passion for self-driven discovery during the process of guiding students through the research phase of their master’s thesis preparation, we will provide fulfilling opportunities for student presentations and discussion seminars.
  3. To further regional collaboration with industries, government administrations, and educational research institutions, we will incorporate regional issues into the themes of classes and master’s theses.

What We Offer

In the 4.6-billion-year history of the earth, the environment on our planet has been formed as a system established through the complicated and intimate interactions interwoven in the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere and through occasional influence from outside the planet.
The key to solving the manifesting problems concerning human survival lies in the correct understanding of this system.
However, the world remains a vast, unsolved mystery when it comes to our environment’s past and present.

This course aims to promote education and research using state-of-the-art methods including field surveys, laboratory analysis, and quantitative analysis in order to train students to become professionals who can understand the many problems concerning the past and current situation surrounding our environmental system and contribute to resolving these problems from a multifaceted viewpoint.

Research Activities