Environ. Adaptation Sci.

Course in Environmental Adaptation Science


The course in Environmental Adaptation Science is designed to enable students to explore following research areas: innovation of clean nanotechnology; search of environmental friendly material; analysis of biological reaction and defense mechanism to electromagnetic and sonic waves as well as chemical material; development of total environmental remediation using plants, microbes, physics, chemistry and physiology.


  • Development of survey technology of environmental load and measurement of environmental load
  • Development of clean nano-technology for lowering environmental load
  • Understanding of health effect, ecological effect, as well as , environmental adaptation mechanism by environmental load
  • Development of environmental risk assessment and prediction technology
  • Corporatization of eco-business


  • Cultivating specialist of the lowering environmental load
  • Nurturing the environmental special researcher
  • Supporting to take certifications such as certified measurer
  • Learning environment and risk management


Shin-ichiro NORO Professor, Kazuhiro TOYODA Associate Professor, Tatsufumi OKINO Professor, Koji YAMADA Associate Professor

Courses and lab

Environmental adaptation:By surveying contemporary action and techniques on lowering environmental load, develop cleaner nano technology and appropriate course of action. Environmental metrology:Study several quantitative measuring methods. Offer support for certified measurer candidates. Environmental remediation:Learn several remediation methods as well as development of adsorption and substitute material, analysis of contaminated material, and technique of consequence assessment. Environmental analysis:Practical training on environmental adaptation, measurement technique on environmental remediation and technique on separation cleaning.

Entrance exam (may rewritten)

  • Foreign language
    English (Foreign students may take Japanese language) and/or TOEFL

  • Special subject
    Either one of the following 2 methods can be taken
    • Method A
      Mandatory: Short thesis regarding environmental science or environmental issue. NB this has to be submitted in the first 60 minutes of the exam.
      Selective: Choose two questions from following 12. Physics, Chemistry, biology, geosciences, mathematics, and environmentology
    • Method B
      10 minutes long oral examination, presenting the graduation thesis (PowerPoint, use your own computer) for those of whom first-choice were Environmental Adaptation Science. If second, none of these are necessary. Mature students can present recent activities.

Envisioned graduation thesis

  1. Development of survey technology o and measurement of environmental load
  2. Research of environmental adaptation mechanism
  3. Development of clean nano-technology for lowering environmental load
  4. Development of evaluation technology on human health effect by environmental load
  5. Understanding the ecological effect by environmental load
  6. Development of Environmental remediation method and process
  7. Searching valuable component in marine alga and structural analysis
  8. Development of collection-friendly adsorption material such as magnet for removal of contaminants
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Search for valuable component in marine alga and structural analysis

Impact of stress and higher brain function

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Impact of chemical material apoptosis

Impact assessment of cell differentiation

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Development of Nano-device with low environmental load

Development of magnetic isolation by hydrophobized magnetite

Contact information

Shin-ichiro NORO: noro at ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Tatsufumi OKINO: okino at ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Associate Professor
Kazuhiro TOYODA: kazuhiro at ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Koji YAMADA: yamada at ees.hokudai.ac.jp

Graduate School of Environmental Sceince, Hokkaido University