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 投稿日時: 2019-12-09 11:11:40 (203 ヒット)
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Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (April 2020)

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 19 Wednesday, 2019

 

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 (2020)

Title: Study on coastal ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR)
https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/carbon/mfujii/"> Associate Professor: Masahiko Fujii
 

Ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) is a concept to alleviate natural disasters to human societies by maintaining ecosystems and natural capitals. This study aims to issue scientific guidelines for applying the Eco-DRR to local societies in coastal regions, especially enhancing various ecosystem services of coastal ecosystems, such as coral reefs, seaweeds and mangroves. Successful candidates are required to have already acquired or will acquire skills soon after starting the Ph.D. course that are necessary to engage in relevant studies, such as numerical modeling, remote sensing and monitoring (observation).
 

 投稿日時: 2019-11-21 15:59:08 (319 ヒット)
EES

Schedules for entrance examinations and information sessions of the fiscal year 2019 are available now. Information sessions for prospective students will take place in Sapporo. Please come to the sessions to learn more about our school. Visit the link below for more information. http://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/modules/top/entrance0.html


 投稿日時: 2019-10-29 09:05:05 (368 ヒット)
Seminar

EESセミナーのご案内です。どなたでもご参加いただけます。様々な見地から幅広い議論をいただけましたらありがたく思います。

  • 日時:2019年12月3日(木)15:00-16:30
  • 場所:地球環境科学研究院 D201

講演題目1「ハエの翅の模様が作られる仕組み 」

15:00-15:45 越川 滋行(生物圏科学専攻、生態遺伝学コース)

ミズタマショウジョウバエの翅 (撮影 越川滋行)

  生き物は様々な模様を持っている。模様がどのように形成されるのか、そして、どのように自然界で機能しているのか、については多くの未解明な点がある。私は共同研究者たちとと共に、翅に模様を持つ小さなハエであるミズタマショウジョウバエを用いた研究を行ってきた。どのような遺伝子の働きによって、またどのような仕組みで模様が作られるのかを理解することを目標としている。これまでに、模様を誘導するシグナルタンパク質の遺伝子と、メラニン合成に関わるタンパク質の遺伝子の働きや発現制御と進化について明らかにしてきた。さらに現在はトランスクリプトーム解析やゲノム編集などの技術を用いて、模様形成に関わる遺伝子ネットワークの全貌を明らかにしようとしている。

講演題目2:「ボルネオ熱帯林の多様な姿:標高・土壌条件による変異」

15:45-16:30 相場 慎一郎 (生物圏科学専攻、多様性生物学コース)

ボルネオ島のキナバル山 (撮影 相場慎一郎)

  マレーシア・ブルネイ・インドネシア3か国にまたがるボルネオ島は、世界でもっとも植物多様性が高い場所のひとつである。多様性には1か所での多様性(アルファ多様性)と場所による種の入れ替わりによる多様性(ベータ多様性)という2つの側面があり、ボルネオ島の熱帯雨林はいずれの多様性も極めて高い。ひとくちに熱帯雨林といっても、まず湿地林と非湿地林に分けられ、さらに非湿地林は標高と土壌条件によって異なる森林タイプに分けられ、生育する植物種は大きく異なる。マレーシア領ボルネオ、サバ州には東南アジア最高峰のキナバル山(4095m)があり、高標高域には熱帯山地林という日本の照葉樹林に似た森林が存在する。また、砂質土壌上に成立する熱帯ヒース林や蛇紋岩地の森林など、多様な非湿地林が存在する。山地や特殊土壌上の熱帯雨林ではしばしばマキ科・ナンヨウスギ科の針葉樹が優占し、通常土壌上の熱帯低地林でフタバガキ科広葉樹が優占するのと対照的である。本講演では、このような多様な熱帯雨林の姿について紹介する。

連絡先:北海道大学大学院地球環境科学研究院 生態遺伝学分野 越川滋行
koshi*ees.hokudai.ac.jp(*を半角@に変えてご入力ください)
 


 投稿日時: 2019-10-15 14:26:05 (1257 ヒット)
Job

Position Open: Professor Location: Sapporo, JAPAN

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

Available position: Professor

Number of vacancies: 1

Institution:
Group of Atmospheric-Ocean Physics, Section of Earth System Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science.

Research field:
Meteorology. We are seeking a candidate who will conduct the research mainly in the field of meteorology with a global-scale perspective.

Education in charge:
Course in Atmosphere-Ocean and Climate Dynamics, Division of Earth System Science, Graduate School of Environmental Science.

Qualifications:
The applicant must have a doctoral degree. The candidate is expected to have a remarkable achievement and leadership in the related research field, and to lead education and research for students in the education course.

Probationary period: 3 months

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.

Salary and allowances:
Compensation based on the employment regulations of Hokkaido University

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 (1) – (6) in hard copy in A4 or Letter size format>
(1) A full curriculum vitae
(2) A list of scientific publications (they should be classified into original peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and others), and a list of external research funds awarded to the applicant
(3) Reprints or photocopies of 5 representative papers
(4) Outlines of research history and future perspectives (about 1,000 words)
(5) Outlines of education experience and future perspectives (about 1,000 words)
(6) Two references with their contact information
<Also submit>
A storage medium (CD, DVD or USB flash drive) with PDF files of the above (1) – (6) saved.
Create a PDF file for each document.

Closing date for application:
January 9, 2020 (Japan Standard Time. Closing date must be strictly observed.)

Job starting date:
June 1, 2020 or earliest possible date thereafter

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

Atsushi KUBOKAWA
Professor and Head of Section
Earth System Science, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science
Hokkaido University
Kita 10 Nishi 5, Kita-Ku, Sapporo 060-0810, JAPAN
Phone/Fax +81 11 706 2365

*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. Kubokawa at kubok@ees.hokudai.ac.jp if you are applying for the job by email.

Inquiries:
All inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Prof. Kubokawa at
kubok@ees.hokudai.ac.jp

Remarks:
Beside the above job description, the successful candidate is supposed to have classes for undergraduate students in Japanese.
Further information on the Faculty/Graduate school is available at:
https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp
and on the Course at:
http://wwwoa.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/index_e.html


 投稿日時: 2019-10-02 10:36:28 (1688 ヒット)
EES

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

EPEES applications for the enrollment in April 2020 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 24, 2020. 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 documents listed below for screening by November 14 2019 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 August 14, 2019 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 Examination Candidates

Applicants selected as candidates for Pre-arrival Examination based on document screening will be notified by the beginning of January 2020 and should send all additional forms for the entrance examination. These forms must be submitted with the examination fee (JPY 30,000) by January 24, 2020 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 Examination interviews will be held by using the equipment like Polycom or Skype system if it is settled in your university by February 21, 2020. 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 Examination

Applicants not qualifying for Pre-arrival Examination 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 24, 2020.
 
 

Announcement of Successful Candidates

The final successful candidates will be announced on March 5, 2020.
 
 

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 six months or one year after their arrival in Japan.
 
 

Contact

Prof. Tatsufumi 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 can 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 system. Students adopt a main theme for their Master’s or Doctoral thesis under a supervisor, and simultaneously can 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 can 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, 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.
 
1. Seminar (Program Seminar) (4 credits)
2. Special Research (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 (Program Seminar) (4 credits) and Special Research (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 Course in Environmental Science (2 credits)               
o Introduction to Environmental Science (2 credits)                           
o Introduction to Global Environmental Management (2 credits)           

2. Elective Courses

o Fundamental Course in Atmosphere-Ocean Physics (2 credits) 
o Fundamental Course in Biological Diversity (2 credits)    
o Fundamental Course in Molecular Biology (2 credits)                
o Fundamental Course in Materials Science Ⅰ (2 credits)
o Fundamental Course in Materials Science Ⅱ (2 credits)
o Fundamental Course in Materials Science Ⅲ (2 credits)
o Fundamental Course in Environmental Science Research (1 credits)
o Introduction to Natural Environmental Studies (2 credits)
o Introduction to Environmental Analysis (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Pollution Comparison (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Geoecological Resources (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Climate Change Impacts (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Hydrological Cycle (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Geoinformatics (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Water Resources (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Watershed Environmental Science (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Conservation (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Adaptation (2 credits)
o Advanced Course of International Science Communication Methods (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Academic English Writing for Environmental Sciences (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Paleoceanography and Biomarker Geochemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Tropospheric Chemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Terrestrial Geochemical Cycle (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Ocean Biogeochemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Analytical Chemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Theoretical Glaciology (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Molecular Photonics and Electronics Science Ⅰ (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Environmental Catalytic Chemistry Ⅱ (2 credits)
o Special Lecture in Environmental Science Development Ⅱ (2 credits)
o Special Lecture in Environmental Science Development Ⅲ (2 credits)
o Special Lecture in Biosphere 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 Ⅰ (4 credits)
o Laboratory Work in Environmental Materials Science Ⅱ (4 credits)
o EPEES Program Seminar (GEM Course Seminar)
o Other Course or Laboratory Seminar

4. Special Research and Reading

o Seminar in Environmental Science Development Ⅰ (for Master’s Course) (4 credits)
o Research in Environmental Science Development Ⅰ (for Master’s Thesis) (8credits)
o Seminar in Environmental Science Development Ⅱ (for Doctoral Course) (4 credits)
o Research in Environmental Science Development Ⅱ (for Doctoral Dissertation) (8credits)
o Other division’s special research and seminar (8credits)

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