Come and study in nature-rich Nagano. We have already prepared the perfect study environment for you, utilizing many diverse materials. The study of geology provides all the necessary information for thinking about the future of our irreplaceable planet as it clarifies the Earth's past and looks at the Earth's present. We have to increase our knowledge of the Earth if we are to tackle global issues like achieving environmental conservation while securing the necessary resources for protecting ourselves from natural disasters like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and floods. The Department of Geology carries out education and research on the Earth's history as recorded in minerals, rocks, the Earth's layers and fossils. The curriculum includes a lot of field training that utilizes the benefits of Nagano Prefecture, while enabling students to study the planet in a hands-on manner. Come and join us in the Department of Geology at Shinshu University and help secure the future of our irreplaceable planet.