College of Agro-Biological Resource Sciences

Agro-biological resources form the basis of human society, as well as providing a safe and healthy life. Through a comprehensive study of this subject, the College of Agro-biological Sciences fosters people who are able to contribute to food security in Japan and the wider world, and to the development, preservation and ongoing use of environmentally friendly agrobiological resources. This requires an understanding of both local differences and global points of view.

Research in the College is primarily focused on the interaction between humans and the environment, which encompasses a huge variety of subjects, from pure science (chemistry, physics, biology), through to the applied sciences including economics and sociology. The College places a strong emphasis on the multidisciplinary nature of modern societal and global issues, from climate change to food security and environmental conservation.

In first year, students take a broad range of basic science and liberal arts courses. In second year, students are able to select from a wide variety of courses offered by the College, from Essential Molecular Biology and Biochemistry to International Training for Agriculture and Economics, as well as those offered by the Colleges of Biological Sciences and Geoscience, allowing them to create their own individual curriculum, before specializing in their third year and graduation thesis.

The College also offers an "International Intern System", in which students can receive training at overseas institutions or the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Tsukuba International Center, earning credits towards their degree. Curriculum details can be found in our brochure (linked below).