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 投稿日時: 2019-02-04 16:24:08 (457 ヒット)
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Change of Entrance Examinations for the Division of Environmental Science Development and the Division of Earth System Science in February 2020 (Advance Notice)
 
Applicants for the Spring Entrance Examination in February 2020 (Master’s and Doctoral Courses of the Division of Environmental Science Development, and Master’s Course of the Division of Earth System Science) must submit TOEFL, TOEIC, or IELTS score sheet. We will not give an English examination on-site. To submit your score sheet when you apply, you must take one of the examinations early enough.
 
The details will be provided in the Guidelines for Applicants which will be issued in April 2019.

 投稿日時: 2019-01-25 17:10:32 (222 ヒット)
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Here are the results of feedback surveys about the courses conducted in the 2017 academic year. 

・Evaluation and comments (only in Japanese)

・Survey Summary (only in Japanese)

 


 投稿日時: 2018-11-08 13:32:31 (1048 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 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: 2018-09-28 17:16:03 (1164 ヒット)
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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 (532 ヒット)
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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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