At the Department of Global Agricultural Scienecs (GAS), we are committed to serve the global society with education and research for sustainable provision of foods, fibers and other ecosystem services. Our programs are issue-oriented rather than technology-oriented, and are based on strong combination of expertise across boundaries of disciplines and nations. The associated programs offered by professors from institutions outside the university give further breadth to our education and research.

The students are advised to join an overseas training course organized by GAS in collaboration with universities and institutes in the country. The master’s course students are encouraged to take minors in another department and strengthen their expertise in the pertinent discipline. The students will thus be well prepared for navigating the globalizing and ever-changing world. We offer the following programs.


Department of Global Agricultural Scienecs

Global Animal Production Sciences
Global Fisheries Science Improvement of aquaculture systems for sustainable utilization of coastal environments in Southeast Asia
Life histories, population dynamics and community structures of coastal fishes in southern Japan and Southeast Asia
Material cycles and food web systems of coastal areas in Southeast Asia
Global Animal Resource Science
(Sugiura Lab., Matsumoto Lab.)
The study of human-animal relations
Virus-based recombinant vaccines for animal diseases
Molecular pathology of malaria and leishmaniasis
Host immunity to protozoan parasites
Development of edible vaccines and other mucosal vaccines
Global Plant Production Sciences
Plant Science for Sustainable Agriculture Impacts of atmospheric changes on agriculture and ecosystems
Adaptation of agriculture to changes in climate
Root system development of cereal plants
Soil conservation in cereal fields
Global Plant Material Science
(Sato Lab., Saito Lab.)
Techniques for utilization of unused biological active plant resources
Study on function of plant components in ecosystems
Development of the techniques for performance evaluation of material for lesser-utilized biomass resources
Development of the techniques for effective utilization of biomass resources as a wood-based building materials and components
Global Biological and Environmental Sciences
Global Forest Environmental Science Policy options for collaborative forest governance based on the field reality and theory of CPRs management
International comparative analysis on participatory forest management policy
Forest monitoring using satellite remote sensing
Development of forest environment assessment method by remote sensing and GIS
Plant Biotechnology
(Nishizawa Lab.,
 Yamakawa Lab.)
Cellular and molecular analysis of iron aquisition mechanism in plants
Studies on transporter in plants
Analysis of stress responce and molecular genetic breeding of stress tolerant plant
Genetic improvement of plant for the production of valuable chemical substances
International Development and Agro-Environmental Sciences
International Environmental Economics Effect of global warming on world agriculture and forestry
Food supply and demand in the world interpreted by system model
Economic development and environmental problems in the developing countries
Historical study for climate change, agriculture and population growth in the world
Agro-Environmental and Informatics Food Kansei Engineering for developing consumer-oriented design and process
Development of Biodiesel Fuel (BDF) Production
Constructing monitoring system for agricultural and soil information using IT technologies
Engineering development in the conservation of agricultural farm
Optimizing project scheme and evaluaton methods in international development and cooperation
Optimal distribution model for fresh produce in rural Java, Indonesi