We study about the “coexistence of man and nature” from the point of view of landscape architecture which is based on practical science and the practical education in Tokyo University of Agriculture. Our educational purpose is to develop human resources which can create, conserve and arrange logical and comfortable public spaces.
1. The Development of landscape architectural education and studies over the last 94 years
Landscape architecture encompasses a wide range of educational elements which are supportive of our society. About 90 years ago, Dr. Keiji UEHARA, (who is the father of landscape architecture in Japan), established the Tokyo College of Landscape Architecture which was the forerunner of the Department of Landscape Architecture Science (est. 1924). The construction of the Meiji Shrine led to the establishment of the Tokyo College of Landscape Architecture. As well the role of Hibiya Park during the Great Kanto Earthquake illustrated the need to address environmental problems and earthquake-proof measures in our society. The 90 year history and tradition is a valuable asset we use to resolve current social and environmental problems. This plays a significant role in the development of society worldwide and establishes us as a higher education institution which specializes in landscape architecture.
2. 127 years of Active use of agricultural education, based on scientific fundamentals
Over the last 120 years Tokyo NODAI’s educational slogan has been to “Return man to the farm”. We aim to create a valuable educational institution based on practical scientific fundamentals, which is symbolized by the following words “Ask rice plants about rice plants, ask farmers about agriculture”.
3. A variety of “Spaces” studied under various scientific principles
Landscape architecture has expanded from common living areas to spaces that impact the global environment. We explore gardens, public parks, city planning and regional areas from the point of view of physical and visual hardware aesthetics, as well as management issues such as maintenance and community communication.
4. Promotion of globalization
We have a tradition of being a leader in studying Asian natural environments. We aim for the coexistence of man and nature in this natural environment. We value a wide world view and strive to become better acquainted with various philosophies found in Asia, Europe North America and Oceania.
We concluded an academic agreement with the Beijing Forestry College, Department of Landscape Architecture in December 2013. Our university has established several with overseas schools, which strengthens global relationships between many universities.