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.
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.