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.

Teaching and Research Faculty

Koichi HOYANAGI SOAR Professor
Study of organic matter in the sediment andits relation to environmental change
Kohki YOSHIDA SOAR Professor
Study of Paleozoic and Mesozoic Terranes in Japanese Islands,
Tectonics of Himalaya and Tibet orogenic system related climate change,
Paleoweathering in Neogene sediments in Japanese Islands,
Paleoenvironmental reconstruction in Permo-Triassic sequence around Tethys Ocean
Katsura YAMADA
Katsura YAMADA SOAR Professor
Past climate change,
Sea-level change,
Chemical analysis of ostracode shells
Tetsuya TOKIWA
Tetsuya TOKIWA SOAR Associate Professor
Yamada Masaki
Yamada Masaki SOAR Assistant Professor
Takeshi SAITO
Takeshi SAITO SOAR Associate Professor
Magnetic petrology of volcanic materials,
Monitoring of active volcanoes,
Paleomagnetism and rock magnetism of varying volcanic materials,
Archeomagnetic study of ancient settlements
Hiroshi MORI
Hiroshi MORI SOAR Assistant Professor
Tsutomu Otsuka
Tsutomu Otsuka SOAR Professor