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 投稿日時: 2018-11-15 13:30:00 (322 ヒット)
Special Grant

Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (April 2019)

This program will select students, who can likely contribute internationally in their research field, from those students applying to doctoral courses of Graduate School of Environmental Science.


It is very meaningful to participate in research as a Research Assistant (RA) for the development of your research ability. Each Research Assistant must serve to achieve the objective of a research subject directed by a faculty member of the Graduate School of Environmental Science. The research subjects are listed below.

 

Period

Maximum 3 years since the first year although the achievement of the objective must be evaluated each year by the committee of the faculty.

 

Qualifications of application (Eligibility):

Students (mainly from developing countries) who are going to seek admission to the doctor courses of Graduate School of Environmental Science.

 

Payment Exemption / RA Allowance:

Payment Exemption: Total amount of school fees are entirely covered by Hokkaido University (i.e., entrance exam fee of 30,000 yen, admission fee of 282,000 yen, and annual tuition fee of 535,800 yen for each of three years). RA Allowance (depending on the actual working time): Total: 3 million yen (1 million yen for each of three years)
Travel expenses of entrance exam should be paid by applicant.

 

Application Period

Until December 12 Wednesday, 2018

 

Application for the program:

Applicants are required to submit the documents listed below. The documents should not be written in a language other than English.

  1. Curriculum vitae with the applicant's photograph
  2. Academic transcript
  3. Graduation certificate
  4. List of publications and presentations in scientific meetings
  5. Research proposal
  6. Direction and comments of potential supervisor and at least one co-supervisor, including proofs of communication between you and the potential supervisors
  7. Master's thesis or other documents in proof of your research ability

 

Reference and address to apply

Kyoumu-Tantou
Graduate School of Environmental Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo, 060-0810 Japan
E-mail: kyomu (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp

 

List of possible research subjects (2019)

Title: Study on coastal ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR)
Associate Professor: Masahiko Fujii
 

Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) is a concept to alleviate disasters to human societies by maintaining ecosystems and the ecosystem services. This study aims to issue scientific guidelines for applying the Eco-DRR to local societies in coastal regions, especially enhancing functions of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, seaweeds and mangroves. Successful candidates are highly expected to have basic skills in numerical modeling and/or operating satellite data.
 
Title: Study on water exchanges and material circulations through river-lagoon-ocean systems
Professor: Humio Mitsudera
 

Rivers provide ocean with many materials such as nutrients, sediment, pollutants and freshwater which influence ocean circulations, environment and aquaculture. Human also have significant impacts on the land-ocean linkage systems. This study aims to model and analyze water exchanges, mixing processes and material circulations through river-lagoon-ocean systems such as those in Hokkaido. Successful candidates are highly expected to have basic knowledge on physical oceanography, and basic skills in numerical modeling and data analyses.
 

 投稿日時: 2018-11-08 13:32:31 (542 ヒット)
EES

EPEES: English Program of Environmental Earth Science for a Sustainable Society (Graduate School of Environmental Science)

EPEES applications for the enrollment in April 2019 are currently being invited.
 
 

Admission Requirements for the EPEES Master’s Course

Master’s Course applicants must:
• have finished (or be expected to finish) 16 years of education outside Japan by the month before the enrollment period;
• hold a Bachelor’s degree in any field.
 
 

Admission Requirements for the EPEES Doctoral Course

Doctoral Course applicants must:
• have finished (or be expected to finish) 18 years of education outside Japan by the month before the enrollment period;
• hold a Master’s degree in any field.
 
 

Regular Admission

Regular entrance examination application documents should be submitted to the Academic Affairs Office by January 25, 2019. See the Graduate School website for details of the regular entrance examination. (https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/modules/top/entrance2.html)
 
 

Pre-arrival Admission

Several applicants may qualify for Pre-arrival Admission, which enables them to take entrance examinations in their own countries by using the equipment like the Polycom or Skype system if it is settled in their universities. If it is difficult to take the interview by using the equipment, there are some cases we cannot accept their applications. To apply for Pre-arrival Admission, submit the documentation listed below for screening by December 12, 2018 by email. If interested, contact the Academic Affairs Office of our graduate school before proceeding for further information.
1. Admission Application form with ID photo (The designated form must be used, and will be provided upon request. The photo should be taken on October 25, 2018 or later, 4 x 3 cm, upper body, facing forward with no headwear).
2. Curriculum Vitae (The designated form must be used, and will be provided upon request)
3. Graduation Certificate (or Certificate of Expected Graduation)
4. Academic Transcript
5. Copy of passport “face page”
6. For the Master’s Course, a 1,000-word essay on the reasons for the application and your research plan within the program
7. For the Doctoral Course, a 1,500-word essay on the reasons for the application and your research plan within the program
8. Applicants should submit a copy of TOEFL, TOEIC or IELTS score sheet obtained within the last two years with the application.
 
 

Announcement of Pre-arrival Admission Candidates

Applicants selected as candidates for Pre-arrival Admission based on document screening will be notified by the beginning of January 2019 and should send all additional forms for the entrance examination. These forms must be submitted with the examination fee (JPY 30,000) by January 25, 2019 after receiving the notification.
* See the Graduate School website for details of the regular entrance examination.
 
Entrance Examination and Interviews in Candidates’ Own Countries
Entrance examinations and Pre-arrival Admission interviews will be held by using the equipment like Polycom or Skype system if it is settled in your university by February 27 of 2019. Information on exact dates, times and locations will be provided after screening. Interviewees will be asked about their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis and future plans for study on the Master’s or Doctoral courses, respectively.
 
 

Enrollment without Pre-arrival Admission

Applicants not qualifying for Pre-arrival Admission can take the regular entrance examination for the Global Environmental Management Course at the Division of Environmental Science Development. Applications must be submitted by January 25, 2019.
 
 

Announcement of Successful Candidates

The final successful candidates will be announced on March 7, 2019.
 
 

Scholarships

EPEES program does not offer a scholarship for the students. A few students may get the Monbukagakusho Scholarship for Privately Financed International Students; a monthly amount of JPY 48,000 for one year after their arrival in Japan.
 
 

Contact

Dr. Tatsufimi Okino (program supervisor)
E-mail: okino@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Academic Affairs Office, Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
Kita 10, Nishi 5, Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan
E-mail: kyomu@ees.hokudai.ac.jp
Phone: +81-11-706-2205
 
 

Characteristics of EPEES

• EPEES is a Graduate School of Environmental Science English program with Master’s and Doctoral courses.
• The program is intended to foster the development of professionals and researchers who can contribute to solve international environmental problems with extensive knowledge and global perspectives.
• The program is conducted entirely in English.
• Students are required to pursue a main research topic and study a sub-research topic as a mini-project.
• The program is run by the Division of Environmental Science Development in conjunction with three other Graduate School divisions.
• Pre-arrival Admission* may be offered on the program.
* See the information on Pre-arrival Admission and scholarships.
 
 

Introduction

Globalization has caused various environmental issues around the world that often transcend borders. In order to solve these problems, to conserve the earth’s precious environment for future generations and to build up a sustainable society, this program is intended to foster the development of professionals and researchers who can contribute to the protection of global and local environments based on extensive knowledge, global perspectives and the ability to act practically using their expertise. Graduates are expected to understand different cultures, customs and values, and to be able to cope with environmental problems in collaboration with researchers and experts from various countries. The program involves practical education in English through classes, work and seminars with the aim of seeking ways to maintain and enhance the sustainability of the earth’s system. Students adopt a main theme for their Master’s or Doctoral thesis under a supervisor, and simultaneously study a sub-research topic from a different field within a study group. This approach fosters the ability to judge international environmental problems appropriately on the basis of interdisciplinary focus.
 
 

Special Research for Theses

Students perform two or three years of special research under a supervisor on a main topic chosen from the fields of study listed below, and also investigate a sub-research topic as a mini-project in the course seminar. The sub-research topic should be in a field different from that of the main topic.
Fields of Study
• Human and Ecological Systems, Environmental Adaptation Science, Practical Science for the Environment, Global Environmental Management (Division of Environmental Science Development)
• Biogeochemistry(Geochemistry), Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Cryosphere Science (Division of Earth System Science)
• Biodiversity Science, Ecological Genetics, Molecular Biology, Plant Ecology, Animal Ecology, Marine Biogeochemistry and Biology, Aquatic Biology, Forest Field Science, Agro-Ecosystem Science (Division of Biosphere Science)
• Biomaterials Chemistry, Environmental Nano-Materials, Molecular Photonics and Electronics Science, Environmental Catalytic Chemistry (Division of Environmental Materials Science)
 
 

Master’s Course: Completion Requirements

In order to complete the course and obtain a Master in Environmental Science (EPEES) degree, students must earn 30 credits or more from the categories listed below.
Compulsory Subjects: 16 credits
1. Seminar in Environmental Science Development I (Program Seminar) (4 credits)
2. Special Research in Environmental Science Development I (8 credits)
3. Two core subjects (4 credits)
4. Optional Subjects: (14 credits)
Students may choose from the advanced subjects, common subjects and laboratory and fieldwork areas listed below.
 
 

Doctoral Course: Completion Requirements

In order to complete the course and obtain a Doctor in Environmental Science (EPEES) degree, students must:
• take the Seminar in Environmental Science Development II (Program Seminar) (4 credits) and Special Research in Environmental Science Development II (8 credits);
• take two core subjects (4 credits);
• submit a dissertation in English and pass a dissertation review;
• have at least one paper published from an international peer-reviewed scientific journal.
 
 

EPEES Curriculum

1. Core Subjects

o Fundamental Lecture in Environmental Science (2 credits)               
o Introduction to Environmental Science (2 credits)                           
o Introduction to Global Environmental Management (2 credits)           
o Fundamental Lecture in Atmosphere-Ocean Physics (2 credits)

2. Advanced Subjects

o Advanced Course in Environmental Pollution Comparison (2 credits) 
o Advanced Course in Practical Science for Environment (2 credits)     
o Advanced Course in Climate Change Impacts (2 credits)                 
o Advanced Course in Academic English Writing for Environmental Sciences (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Adaptation (2 credits)
o Advanced Lecture in Geoecological Resources (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Paleoceanography and Biomarker Geochemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Theoretical Glaciology 2 credits)
o Course in Materials Science Ⅰ (2 credits)
o Course in Materials Science Ⅱ (2 credits) o Course in Materials Science Ⅲ (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Molecular Photonics and Electronics Science I (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in International Communication Methods (2 credits)
o Special Lecture in Environmental Science I (2 credits)
o Special Lecture in Environmental Science Ⅱ (2 credits)
o Other Lectures conducted in English

3. Work and Seminars

o Laboratory Work in Environmental Analysis (4 credits)
o Laboratory Work in Environmental Materials Science (4 credits)
o EPEES Program Seminar (GEM Course Seminar)
o Environmental Tour Seminar o Other Course or Laboratory seminar

4. Special Research and Reading

o Special Research in Environmental Science Development I (8 credits for Master’s Course)
o Special Research in Environmental Science Development II (8 credits for Doctoral Course)
o Seminar in Environmental Science Development I (4 credits for Master’s Course)
o Seminar in Environmental Science Development II (4 credits for Doctoral Course)


 投稿日時: 2018-10-12 16:56:43 (478 ヒット)
Job

Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University invites applications for the academic position of professor.
 

Department:

Group of Terrestrial Ecology, Section of Environmental Biology, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
 

Job Title:

Professor

 

Number of vacancies: 1

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas.

Research field: Plant Ecology

Teaching duties: Developing education programs and conducting classes in the Course in the Biodiversity Science, Biosphere Science Division, Graduate School of Environmental Science

 

Minimum qualifications and requirements:

The applicant must have a doctoral degree and excellent achievements in the related research fields.
 

Starting Date:

As early as possible after acceptance is notified (negotiable)

 

Probationary Period: 3 months

 

Salary and allowances:

Compensation based on the employment regulations of Hokkaido University

 

Working Hours:

Discretionary working system in the type of professional work.

The successful candidate will be deemed to have worked for 7 hours 45 minutes per working day.

 

Social Insurance:

Employees' Pension Insurance (Kousei Nenkin)

MEXT Mutual Aid Association Health Insurance

Employment Insurance

Industrial Accident Compensation Insurance

 

Required Application Documents:

<Submit the following a - g in hard copy in A4 format>

a. Full curriculum vitae (incl. ResearcherID)

b. List of research accomplishments. Research papers should be categorized into peer-reviewed original papers and other papers

c. List of external research funds awarded to the applicant

d. Offprints or photocopies of principal academic publications, up to 5 titles

e. A summary of the track record of the applicant's research activities (up to 800 words) as well as education activities including social contribution activities (up to 500 words)

f. Future aspirations in research careers (up to 800 words) and those with education activities (up to 500 words)

g. Two names of referees with contact details (affiliation and email address)

<Also submit>

A storage medium (CD, DVD or USB flash drive) with PDF files of the above a – g saved. Create a PDF file for each document.

 

To Apply:

Submit all documents described in the above "Required Application Documents" by post* to

 Hitoshi Suzuki

 Professor and Head of Environmental Biology Division

 Faculty of Environmental Earth Science

 Hokkaido University

 Kita 10 Nishi 5, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-0810, JAPAN

 Phone/Fax +81 11 706 2279

*Please mark "CV Enclosed - professor" in red on the envelope.

*Applying from within Japan - send application by recorded delivery or Letter Pack Plus

*Applying from overseas – send application by international registered mail e.g. EMS.

Note:

Submitted documents will not be returned to the applicant. All documents will be responsibly shredded and all data destroyed by our staff following a screening meeting.

Please make a preliminary contact with Prof. Suzuki at htsuzuki@ees.hokudai.ac.jp if you are applying for the job by email.

 

Closing Date for Application:

Friday, January 11, 2019 (Japan Standard Time. Closing date must be strictly observed.)

 

Inquiries:

All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Suzuki at htsuzuki@ees.hokudai.ac.jp

 

Remarks:

- Beside the above job description, the successful candidate is also expected to teach undergraduate students.

- Shortlisted applicants will be notified of the interview date before the end of March 2019. We do not answer inquiries regarding application status.

 

For further information of our organization, please visit https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/modules/top/kousei.html?easiestml_lang=en (English)
https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/division/bio/
(Japanese)



 

 投稿日時: 2018-09-28 17:16:03 (775 ヒット)
EES

There was an error in examination papers on specialized subjects of Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics Course (Division of Earth System Science) at the entrance examination held on Thursday, August 23th, 2018. We apologize to everyone who took the examination and will further strengthen the checking system of exam questions to prevent recurrence. Please view the following PDF for details.
An Error in examination papers


 投稿日時: 2018-09-25 16:12:49 (379 ヒット)
EES
EES Seminar

Date and Time: Friday, 28 September 2018, 14:00–14:50

Venue: Room C202

Title: Quality Requirements for Acquiring Optical Data to Support Calibration, Validation, and Research (CVR) Exercises

Speaker: Dr. Stanford. B. Hooker (NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center)

Chair: Koji Suzuki

Abstract: Above- and in-water observations of the apparent optical properties (AOPs) of water masses are collected to support vicarious calibration, algorithm validation, and basic research -- hereafter, calibration, validation, and research (CVR) -- exercises for remote sensing missions. Although it is perhaps appealing to imagine these activities can be considered distinct and separate, especially from a legacy perspective (e.g., SeaWiFS and OCTS), there are two significant reasons why CVR activities require the same quality metrics during data acquisition for next-generation missions (e.g., PACE and SGLI): a) the underlying NASA Ocean Optics Protocols are essentially the same and are expected to be strictly adhered to; and b) the data is submitted to databases (e.g., SeaBASS) that do not make a distinction as to the original objectives for acquiring the data. Consequently, all optical data are ultimately applied to all three activities and noncompliance to the quality requirements degrades the capabilities of all future users of the data within the global community of practice. This presentation provides the quantitative lessons established by the author who has personally made more than 13,000 above- and in-water discrete optical measurements in the world ocean, and who has designed and co-developed state-of-the-art instruments, as well as data acquisition and processing software.

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