Tokyo University Of Agriculture


Turn your job into your doctoral thesis while working

Department of Ecological Symbiotic Science

Research to Realize the Environmental Symbiotic Society.

At this major, we seek to organize environmental symbiotic studies based on the importance of symbiosis between humans and the environment, through interdisciplinary approach combining natural, social and human sciences. Mid-career workers are able to link their rich experience in actual work to high levels of scientific studies.

Graduate School Advisory Faculty

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

ITAGAKI Keishiro, Professor

Agricultural development and the possibility of increased export for food and agricultural products in Asia

Research Activity

KASHIMURA Osamu, Professor

Exercise physiology, high altitude medicine, circulation, functional food factors in sports

Research Activity

KAMIOKA Hiroharu, Professor

Systematic review on complementary and alternative medicine, research methodology of interventional and observational studies

Research Activity

KAMEYAMA Yoshiaki, Professor

Ecology and evolution of plant species

Research Activity

KUMAZAWA Eriko, Professor

Study on the Modernization of Education in Japan / The history of Establishment of the Agricultural Education

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TANAKA Naoto, Professor

Application of microbial resources

Research Activity

FURUSHO Tadasu, Professor

Study in the functional foods / Study in the metabolism on Vitamin A / Study in the food and nutrition education / promotion (shokuiku)

Research Activity

TAKEDA Koji, Associate Professor

Studies on scientific educational materials utilizing the characteristics of agricultural sciences

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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