College of Geoscience
The 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 (geographical information systems) 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 currently 41 staff members. Though it is relatively small by international standards, all subdisciplines of geoscience are covered in teaching, 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.