About Geoscience

College of GeoscienceThe College of Geoscience 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: Geoenvironmental Science and Earth Evolution Sciences. Geoenvironmental 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 subdisciplines of geoscience are covered in teaching and reaserach, 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 geohazards are covered in the teaching as well as in research.