Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Thinking up new relationships for people, plants, and animals based on the science of agriculture

Department of Human and Animal-Plant Relationships

Forging a new relationship between human, plants and animals.

In this major, education and research will be performed into the relationship between humankind, flora and fauna from the new perspective of "Lifestyle Agriculture Science", centering on the environment, society, lifestyle and welfare. Specifically it will be comprised of three subjects; the relationship between humankind and fauna including the study of both wild and domesticated animals; the relationship between humankind and flora including the study of people's coexistence with plants and the relationship between plants and people; and living organism assisted therapy including the study of animal and plant assisted therapy.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

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

SASAKI Takeshi, Professor

Molecular genetic approach toward a comprehensive understanding of population of wild animal

Research Activity

TSUCHIHASHI Yutaka, Professor

Effects of gardening on QOL
Risk management in horticultural therapy

Research Activity

MASUDA Koji, Professor

Relationship between companion animals and owners

Research Activity

MATSUSHIMA Kenichi, Associate Professor

Elucidation of cultivation environmental conditions contributing to stable production of medical plants

Research Activity

MATSUBAYASHI Hisashi, Professor

Wildlife ecology, Conservation and management in Japan and Borneo

Research Activity

MIYAMOTO Futoshi, Professor

Systematic and conservational studies of Sino-Himalaya and Japanese plants

Research Activity

MITSUI Yuki, Associate Professor

Conservation and effective utilization of wild plant resources

Research Activity

WAKUI Kenji, Professor

Breeding and genetic studies on Brassicaceae
Molecular and cytological studies on male sterility

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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