The Education and Research Center of Alpine Field Science (AFC) was established in 2002 as an education and research facility of the Faculty of Agriculture, and as an integration of Research Farms, Research Forests and the Institute for Highland and Cool Zone Agriculture. The purpose of the AFC is to offer education and research opportunities in biological production techniques and environmental management technologies as a field science center, and to offer community studies in order to extensively contribute to the development of the local community.
The center's objectives are to coordinate joint research and development with other organizations, to improve education and research in the Faculty of Agriculture at Shinshu University, and to contribute to the promotion of technological development and education in our community. To achieve this, the center took a central role in the establishment of the Shinshu Functional Foods Development Research Society, which consists of over 30 food-related member enterprises with which the center is working to revitalize regional industries.
Resolving wildlife-related issues requires a thorough understanding of the relationship between people and wildlife, and management of wild animals and their habitats based on scientific data. The training of specialists who understand the significance of biodiversity and wildlife and are versed in methods for managing wildlife to curb damage is of particular importance. Leveraging its locational advantages and intellectual resources, Shinshu University has established the Center for Wildlife Issues as the first facility nationwide dedicated to nurturing specialists in tackling such wildlife-related issues.
This facility was founded in May 2007 for the purpose of organization and central management of valuable plant and animal documents and specimens. It was founded as part of the Faculty of Agriculture's 60th anniversary project and with the cooperation and support of graduates, faculty members, related enterprises and organizations, and community residents.
The Center was established in 2011 as an education and research facility of the Faculty of Agriculture, for an effective use of achievement and knowledge which the Faculty has obtained. The organization aims at realization of continuous and advanced type agricultural and forestry industries system, as well as an excavation, incubation, and dispatch of enrichments brought by regional agriculture. Under the rich natural environment of Shinshu area, we conduct research and education programs for agriscience in food, environmental, and life to create the sustainable community where nature and people can live together.