Environmental Science may not be a very familiar field, but it lies at the boundary of basic natural sciences. Based on what was systematic basic knowledge, this course pioneers new research and education fields.
Shinshu University is located in the middle of an environment blessed with nature, sparkling alps and pure mountain streams. The best selling point of this department is being able to conduct our lectures, practical training and research in the middle of this richly abundant natural environment. Unfortunately, these days we have to worry about how long we will be able to preserve natural environments like this. Both locally and globally, environmental change is becoming obvious everywhere.
With complex relationships between the mechanisms of environment change, we are currently not easily able to open the way for harmonious coexistence between mankind and nature. We believe that the first step toward opening the way is to acquire an accurate understanding of the flow of matter, or the cycles of material, at the interface of these complex relationships. Thorough study and research of each outcome of the natural sciences - mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, geophysics, biology, etc. - and, where applicable, of human society and culture, is essential for clarifying these mechanisms. The Department of Environmental Science aims to teach the cyclical nature of matter as the origin of environment change to aid understanding from a broad perspective. Environmental issues are so huge that human society will no longer be able to steer around them. That is why we aim to foster researchers and other members of society who will apply the knowledge they have acquired and tackle this range of different problems. We are looking for students who are looking for somewhere to apply their love of nature, their thirst for more knowledge of nature, and their passion.