Outline of the program
The Master's Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology aims to cultivate researchers and highly trained professionals with research ability and abundant knowledge fundamental to the Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology, principally based on agronomy, biological sciences, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, and social sciences for agriculture and forestry.
This program consists of 4 domains and 2 courses that are different in terms of their major theoretical and practical methodologies. Four domains are divided into Agro-biological Science, Agricultural Economics and Sociology, Applied Biochemistry, and Bioresource Environment Engineering. Each domain consists of very wide array of the relevant scientific fields from basic to applied aspects relating the characteristics of each domain. Biosystem course discloses a concept of post-biotechnology, and aims at achieving an education/research system to create opportunities for students that they can learn multi-processes from biological resources and biological functions to create harmony between life industry and biological society. Besides these 4 domains and 1 course, a new course program for foreign students, "Sustainable rural development", was worked out since August, 2006, under the collaboration with JICA(Japan International Cooperation Agency) which provides practical and theological trainings concerning stable food production and supply, and alleviation of poverty in the student's home country.
In addition, a new "International Collaborative Expert Education Program for Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development" aims the education for the foreign students to be the experts in agricultural and rural development through our own program and those in the linkage with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency), International Institutions and the partner universities, contributing ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) for the degree of master's and the subsequent doctor's.
Message from the Chair
Developments in science and technology for sustainable use of agro-bioresources without causing serious damage to the environment are required to obtain enough and better quality foods as well as safer living space for humankind. However, many problems must be solved to accomplish this ideal situation in the future. To solve these problems, first we must recognize what are the problems and then gain basic knowledge related to agro-bioresources to find methods for solve them. Highly educated professionals approaching these problems from international points of view are in demand now. The Mater's Program in Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology aims to cultivate researchers and highly trained professionals with excellent research abilities and abundant knowledge fundamental to the Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology; principally based on agronomy, biological sciences, environmental sciences, environmental engineering, applied chemistry, biotechnology and social sciences for agriculture and forestry. Besides the Japanese program, we also offer an English program, "Professional Training Program in International Agricultural Research" that aims to develop leading edge technology to solve current problems of agricultural research throughout the world. Furthermore, a double degree program in global food security with University of Bordeaux will open to create opportunities for students to gain more international experiences in food security, obtain communication skills, and become global leaders. We welcome students who wish to study enthusiastically and become global leaders in each field of study related to the Agro-Bioresources Science and Technology.
Professor Yuichi Yamaoka