Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Creating new value for agriculture

Department of Agricultural Science

Pursuing Environmentally-Friendly Crop Production for Food and Satisfaction

In this department, researches on Agricultural Science are conducted such as crop production system supporting food production, horticulture contributing to human health and amenity, plant pathology relating to the physiology and ecology of microbes and disease germs, sort-out of genetic resources of various insects, entomological control over the damage caused by vermin, and heredity and breeding aiming at genetic analysis and breeding of plant resources.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

Take a look at who you may be able to work with as part of the department.

AMAKI Wakanori, Professor

Micropropagation system of horticultural crops. Environmental regulation and physiology of growth and flowering of horticultural crops

Research Activity

IWANAMI Toru, Professor

Taxonomy, identification and detection of plant pathogens and diagnosis of plant diseases

Research Activity

KAMIJI Yoshiaki, Professor

Studies on the nitrogen control in sustainable rice production

Research Activity

SHINOHARA Hirosuke, Professor

Research for the systematics and identification of the microorganism that inhabits on plants and biological control

Research Activity

BABA Tadashi, Professor

Studies on biological and environmental factors affecting postharvest life of fruits, vegetables and flowers

Research Activity

MINE Yoko, Professor

Physiological studies on vegetables for growth control technology in production systems

Research Activity

KAWASE Makoto, Professor

Plant genetics and breeding by characterizing and evaluating plant genetic resources

Research Activity

NISHIO Zenta, Associate Professor

Studies on the improvement of disease resistance and quality in crops

Research Activity

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Teacher-training Course

This is a course for obtaining a regular teaching certificate for junior high schools and high schools based on Japan’s Education Personnel Certification Act.

Teacher-training Course

Students who take this course are awarded a teaching certificate at the time of graduation by earning specified credits while taking specialized education in their department. This course creates a heavier workload compared to other students, as it entails taking more classes, with many lectures in the evening and many practice sessions off campus, but this could lead to a student life that much richer.

Many students who have completed this course are playing active roles as teachers in junior high schools and high schools as well as other educational institutions around the country. In the academic year 2016, 130 people obtained 291 teaching certificates (including specialized certificates for those who completed a graduate program). While passing the teacher employment examination is a difficult hurdle, every year about 150 NODAI alumnae (including former graduates) become teachers.

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert

Scientific Information Course

The objective of this course is to train natural sciences librarians and curators by having students learn the foundation of being a technical expert (including information usage education using computers), which includes surveying, accumulating, organizing, storing, searching, and providing (including displaying) information related to science and technology in public institutions such as museums, science museums, children’s facilities, and public libraries, as well as corporate information departments and R&D departments.

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