Department of Bioresource Sciences
We study agricultural science that fuses applied biological science with environmental science, while training students who will support the future of their local communities and of the local agriculture and forestry industries
In Shizuoka Prefecture—the home of Mount Fuji and the Southern Alps—we educate students who will revitalize agriculture and forestry industries and those constituent communities. We do our utmost to research all aspects of agricultural science in Shizuoka Prefecture, including the natural environment; undeveloped woodlands surrounding urban areas; vegetable, fruit, and flower production; forestry resource use; and agricultural communities.
- Studies on carotenoid metabolism in citrus juice sacs in vitro
- In a rural village, Sri Lanka, with children
- Monitoring study for phosphorus runoff
- We conduct an experiment to evaluate seismic performances of newly developed shear wall utilizing Japanese Cedar grown in Shizuoka Prefecture.
- Predict ecological function from canopy architecture measured by laser scan technique. (Deciduous Dipterocarpus forest in Thailand)
- Intensive social survey of natural resource management in Suruga Bay, Japan.
- One of the research subjects of Laboratory of Forest Microbiology and Biochemistry is searching the chemicals working as a symbiosis signal between trees and Actinomycetes.
- DSC thermograms can detect various endothermic/exothermic reactions and phase transitions occurring in polymer composites.
The 3 Key Points of Study in the Department of Bioresource Sciences
1. A course structure that allows students to choose their specialty from admission Basic courses replete with a broad view of agricultural science fields
- Plant Bioscience Course
- This course trains students to produce and communicate new values as leaders in production areas and equips them with broad perspectives and creativity. Students will aim to develop technologies with an eye on improving agricultural produce productivity, raising its quality, and adding value to it. They will also look to develop technologies that reduce environmental burdens and manage sustainable production environments.
Students will learn the cutting-edge theories and applications needed for developing such technologies, so that they leverage the characteristics of the regions they will be implemented in.
- Wood Science and Technology Course
- We train students to take responsibility for the future of their local communities and mankind by contributing to local industry and life. Students will aim to efficiently use recyclable resources that are acquired from forests and build a sustainable, recycling-oriented society. They will learn technologies for the highly efficient use of wood resources using cutting-edge techniques from engineering, chemistry, and biology.
- Applied Ecology and Environmental Science Course
- Students will learn a broad spectrum of techniques for conducting surveys and research in the field, with an aim on finding harmony between conservation and use of agricultural land, forest ecosystems, and local environments. We train our students to have flexible judgment and a global perspective.
- Agro-food Community Design Course
- Providing opportunities for precious experiences and continuous learning in agricultural and food communities, we train each student as agro-food expert who will form a unique alliance between agricultural production and food consumption. Participating in a wide range of exercise classes and lectures covering agricultural science and the humanities, every student will be certified as “community designer” by advisory board composed of agro-food specialists from various fields.
2. Promoting Education and Research in Shizuoka
Training people contribute to their communities by learning from them
3. Scholarship and research that supports the sources of life
We pursue the questions that we must answer for humans to live and have higher quality of life
Your Future After Graduation
Expected places of employment
Private companies related to nursery stock, fertilizer and agricultural chemicals, and food processing, production, and distribution; building material manufacturers and house builders; paper and paper pulp industry; chemical industry; agriculture and food-related companies; resource and recycling companies; agricultural organizations such as JA; ecology and environmental NPOs; public servants at the national or local level; high school educators; or agricultural self-employment
Students may need to acquire qualifications by taking certain units before graduation, or by taking a test to receive accreditation. Contact us for more details.