Name of the University: Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Program Name: International Innovative Agricultural Science Course (IIAS)
Type of Degree: M.A.
Major Field: Agriculture
Application Period: December
Period of Enrollment: October
Program’s Website: http://web.tuat.ac.jp/~ieas/iias/english/index.html
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology promotes the creation of new knowledge through «mission-oriented research» varying from basic inquiries to technology applications in the fields of agriculture, engineering, and the integration of both as mainstays supporting human society. Through education and research activities that foster a healthy development of science and technology in TUAT, «International Innovative Agricultural Science Course (IIAS)» strengthens academic and cultural exchange with foreign countries to construct a sustainable and global symbiotic society, with an aim to contributing to maintaining resources management and agriculture productions.
In our society, changes in climate by global warming and regional and local development induce both global and local scale environmental problems and agricultural issues. Changes in life style and populations link to the issues of agriculture production and sustainable resource uses. Wide ranges of problems have been raised include air pollution, flood and drought, acid rain, desertification, the destruction of tropical forests, soil erosion, and water pollution, food shortages due to an increased population as well as adapting climate changes. It is necessary to provide specific solutions for ensuring a sustainable food supply. In order to deal with these issues and explore solutions sustainable to the globe, promotion of a holistic environmental science is required.
In this program, using international cooperation and area development, we will look at current individual research projects and technical advances related to the fields of agricultural sciences and related disciplinaries in a holistic interconnected way. At the same time, we will take these results and apply solutions that are ecologically, culturally and socially workable in practical ways. Therefore, we do not only simply aim to train uniform, specialized technicians in their field. It aims to train a new type of developmental specialized young leaders of related sectors who carries the aforementioned view of «IIAS Course».