About Geoscience

College of Geo-scienceThe College of Geo-science of the University of Tsukuba is top-ranked in Japan and is known for its outstanding research at an international level. Pioneering research of our College includes earthquake physics, weather forecasting, forest hydrology, permafrost creep, GIS Science (Geographical Information System Science) and many more.

The College comprises two main fields of study: Geo-environmental Science and Earth Evolution Sciences. Geo-environmental Sciences explore the nature of, and processes in, the atmosphere, hydrosphere and on the Earth’s surface as well as their interaction with human and biological activities. Earth Evolution Sciences study how the Earth’s materials, structures, processes and organisms have changed over time.

The College has 44 staff members and two affiliated staff members in the academic year 2016-2017. The staff number is high by international standards. All sub-disciplines of geo-science are covered in teaching and research, from mineralogy to human geography, from applied to theoretical perspectives. While comprehensive education is one of the strengths of our college, natural hazards have become the main research subject of the College. All geo-hazards are covered in the teaching as well as in research.