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 投稿日時: 2020-12-08 17:11:50 (828 ヒット)
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Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (April 2021)

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 21 Monday, 2020

 

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 (2021)

Title: Response of tree populations to climatic conditions in forest ecosystems of Asia-Pacific region
Professor: Shin-ichiro Aiba

Clarifying the responses of forest and tree populations to climatic conditions is crucial to predict and mitigate the impact of global climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. For this purpose, this study analyzes the long-term monitoring data of forest plots in diverse environments in Asia-Pacific region. As climatic factors, we focus on temperature, rainfall and snowfall gradients, which are likely to change in a future warmer Earth. Successful applicants are required to have knowledge and skills of plant ecology of forest ecosystems.
 
Title: Land-atmosphere interaction in sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales
Associate Professor: Tomonori SATO
 

Atmospheric circulation is sensitive to the underlying land surface conditions, such as those reflecting natural variabilities (e.g., soil, snow, and ecosystem) and anthropogenic activities (e.g., land use and land cover changes). This project proposes to investigate the interaction between land and atmosphere, aiming to improve weather and climate predictions in sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales. The successful candidate will use global climate data and conduct climate model simulations. Hence, the background knowledge on atmospheric sciences and programming language is needed.
 
Title: Multi-sensor remote sensing techniques for sustainable plantation management
Assistant Professor: Ram Avtar
 

Geospatial data on plantation health acquired from multi-sensor remote sensing techniques provides valuable information for sustainable plantation management especially in the tropical region. Southeast Asia has a high rate of tropical forests conversion to various types of plantation such as oil palm, rubber and industrial forest where unsustainable practices possess adverse effects on the environment. Therefore, it is crucial to monitor the plantation area closely with the help of multi-sensor remote sensing and geospatial technologies. The study aims to investigate the role of multi-sensor remote sensing data and advanced InSAR and PolSAR techniques to monitor biophysical parameters of oil palm and industrial forest plantations. These techniques shall be able to provide information about plant's biophysical parameters such as height, density, biomass, age, and canopy cover etc. Successful candidates are required to have knowledge also experiences of multi-sensor remote sensing data processing and application in the plantation areas.
 

 投稿日時: 2020-10-27 11:15:06 (1198 ヒット)
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EPEES: English Program of Environmental Earth Science for a Sustainable Society (Graduate School of Environmental Science)

EPEES application for the enrollment in April 2021 is 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 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 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 22, 2021. See the Graduate School website for details of the regular entrance examination (https://www.ees.hokudai.ac.jp/modules/top/entrance2.html)?easiestml_lang=en)
 
 

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, 2020 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, 2020or 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’s ’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.
9. Applicants from EEA member countries should submit a Consent to Transfer and Process Personal Data.
 
 

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 2021 and should send all additional forms for the entrance examination. These forms must be submitted with the examination fee (JPY 30,000) by January 21, 2021 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 March 2, 2021. 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 22, 2021.
 
 

Announcement of Successful Candidates

The final successful candidates will be announced on March 8, 2021.
 
 

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

Dr. 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 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, 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 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 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 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 Biogeochemistry (2 credits)
o Fundamental Course in Atmosphere-Ocean Physics (2 credits) 
o Fundamental Course in Biological Diversity (2 credits)    
o Fundamental Course in Biodiversity of Northern Ecosystems (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 Renewable Energy(2 credits)
o Introduction to Circumpolar North (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 Paleoclimatology (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Ocean Biogeochemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Ecosystems and Environments(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)

 投稿日時: 2020-09-09 12:55:20 (655 ヒット)
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それにともなって、環境科学院のサイトも停止します。

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 投稿日時: 2020-07-06 09:17:16 (1088 ヒット)
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例年,8月から9月に開催しております大学院地球環境科学研究院公開講座は、
このたびのコロナウイルス感染症の影響を考慮し、令和2年度は開催を中止いたします。
開催をお待ちいただいていた皆様には大変残念なお知らせではございますが、
何卒ご了承くださいますようお願い申し上げます。

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 投稿日時: 2020-06-18 10:32:12 (10763 ヒット)
Job

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


Available position: Associate Professor

Number of vacancies: 1

Institution:

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

Research field:

Atmospheric and oceanic sciences. We are seeking a candidate who will conduct the research mainly in the field of physical oceanography and atmospheric dynamics with a global 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 in the related research field, and to contribute toward education and research for students in the above education course.

Probationary period: 3 months

Working hours:

Discretionary working system in the type of professional work. The working hours for a day is deemed as 7 hours and 45 minutes.

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, and 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 (it 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 (500-1000 words)

(6) Two references with their contact information

<Also submit>

A removable medium, such as a CD, DVD or USB flash drive, with PDF-formatted files of above documents (1) – (6).

Closing date for application:

September 7, 2020 (Japan Standard Time. Closing date will be strictly observed.)

Job starting date:

April 1, 2021

To apply:

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

 

Masanobu YAMAMOTO

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 2379

 

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

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

*Applying from overseas – send your 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 will be destroyed by our staff following a screening meeting.

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

Inquiries:

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

Remarks:

Besides 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: 2020-06-05 18:00:10 (1438 ヒット)
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Special Grant Program for International Students / Research Assistant Program of Graduate School of Environmental Science (October 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 June 22 Monday, 2020

 

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 water purification using metal-organic frameworks
Professor: Shin-ichiro Noro
 

Metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) constructed from metal nodes and organic bridging ligands are next-generation porous materials showing excellent gas adsorption/separation, catalytic, and conducting properties. This study aims at investigating adsorption properties of MOFs for environmental contaminants in water toward future practical applications.
 
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 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).
 
Title: Molecular mechanisms underlying responses to mineral nutrient stresses in plants
Associate Professor: Kyoko Miwa
 

Sustainable agricultural production is one big challenge for sustainable society in the world. For this purpose, it is crucial to improve plant productivities in unfertile soils with low input, and development of crop cultivars tolerant to environmental stresses is one of the most effective strategies. This study aims to identify the key genes required for tolerance to mineral nutrient stresses and reveal the molecular mechanisms by molecular genetics with a model plant. Successful candidates are required to have knowledge on genetics and basic experimental skills for molecular biology.
 

 投稿日時: 2020-04-17 13:30:00 (1482 ヒット)
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EPEES: English Program of Environmental Earth Science for a Sustainable Society (Graduate School of Environmental Science)

EPEES applications for the enrollment in October 2020 and April 2021 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 by the month before the enrollment period;
• hold a Bachelor’s master 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 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 July 17, 2020. See the Graduate School website for details of the regular entrance examination (will be updated in May). (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 May 11, 2020 by email (our office will be closed between May 2 to 6 due to National holidays). 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 February 11, 2020or 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 ’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 July 2020 and should send all additional forms for the entrance examination. These forms must be submitted with the examination fee (JPY 30,000) by July 17, 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 August 25, 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 July 17, 2020.
 
 

Announcement of Successful Candidates

The final successful candidates will be announced on September 3, 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

Dr. 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 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, 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 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 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 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 Biogeochemistry (2 credits)
o Fundamental Course in Atmosphere-Ocean Physics (2 credits) 
o Fundamental Course in Biological Diversity (2 credits)    
o Fundamental Course in Biodiversity of Northern Ecosystems (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 Renewable Energy(2 credits)
o Introduction to Circumpolar North (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 Paleoclimatology (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Ocean Biogeochemistry (2 credits)
o Advanced Course in Ecosystems and Environments(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)

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