About Agro-Biological Resource Science

Why study Agro-Biological Resource Science at Tsukuba?

Agro-Biological Resource Sciences encompasses a wide variety of subjects, particularly those regarding the relationship between humans and the environment. This includes sustainable development, biodiversity conservation, plant breeding, soil science, bioresource engineering, weed science, as well as agricultural economics and ecosystem management.

In order to sustain the growing population, we must effectively manage the planet’s natural resources. Understanding of agro-biological systems are key to humanity’s continued development. The College of Agro-Biological Resource Sciences has approximately 120 professors and around 600 students. Research in the College is diverse, including biological sciences for agriculture, advanced life sciences, environmental engineering, and socioeconomics. This multidisciplinary structure allows effective collaboration, and helps students develop an effective understanding of the multidimensional nature of global issues. For example, while climate change science is becoming increasingly understood, strategies to deal with climate change must also consider socio-economic and political factors.

The College uses a wide range of state-of-the-art facilities, with one of Japan’s foremost Gene Research Centers, the Alliance for Research on North Africa (ARENA), the Agricultural and Forestry Research Center, and the Terrestrial Environment Research Center.