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 投稿日時: 2019-10-02 10:36:28 (1200 ヒット)
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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)

 投稿日時: 2019-09-28 14:52:03 (252 ヒット)
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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 and Tokyo. 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: 2019-09-13 11:12:13 (304 ヒット)
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GSES Homecoming Day 2019 will be held on Friday, September 27th at the Graduate School of Environmental Science. Please check the event schedule below and join us!

Courses and laboratories panel exhibition 
Sept. 26 - Oct. 2 GSES Entrance Hall
 

Friday, September 27th

 

Matsuno Environmental Science Award Ceremony

[3:00pm – 3:30pm] GSES Room D201 (No registration needed)
 

◆Homecoming Lectures –Their graduate school days, job-hunting episodes, and advise to current students.

[3:30pm – 5:00pm] GSES Room D201 (No registration needed)
3:30pm – 3:50pm Rie NAKAYA M. S., 2017,

Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.

3:50pm – 4:10pm Manami TAKIZAWA M. S., 2015,

Ajinomoto Frozen Foods Co., Inc.

4:10pm – 4:30pm Kana NIKAIDO M. S., 2014,

Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

4:30pm – 4:50pm Yuki MIURA Ph. D., 2013,

Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.


Reunion Party [6:00pm – 8:00pm] -Registration required

Venue: Restaurant Elm (in Faculty House Trillium, next to Chuo/Central Cafeteria to the north)

Fee: Students \1,000 / Non-students \5,000 

Online registrations are required for joining the party by September 25th at 

http://www.hokudai.ac.jp/home2019/registration/.  
*If you need help for registration in English or to cancel your registration, please send an email to home-coming (at) ees.hokudai.ac.jp, Environmental Science Alumni Association Office.

Hokkaido University’s Homecoming Day is scheduled on Saturday, September 28th. https://www.hokudai.ac.jp/home2019/ (Japanese website only)

 

Poster (Japanese ver. only)

 


 投稿日時: 2019-07-22 16:34:57 (481 ヒット)
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環境科学院の皆様

「ベビーリーフの高品質・周年供給に関するセミナー・講演会」

 

北海道大学ロバスト農林水産工学研究プログラムの中で「環境ストレスによるベビーリーフの高品質化に関する国際連携研究」が遂行されています。この研究課題について、下記のセミナーや講義等を開催しますのでふるって参加下さい。ニコラ教授はベビーリーフや養液栽培研究の第1人者で、国際園芸学会副会長です。LED研究の先駆者である趙鉄軍先生は植物工場やLED研究の先駆者です。

 

7月25日(木)実務者セミナー 

植物工場&養液栽培事業者・種苗関係・研究者・普及技術者等対象。20-30名規模

 9:30-12:30セミナー:北大北方生物圏フィールド科学センター講義室

「環境ストレスとベビーリーフ品質」高濱雅幹(道南農試) 

「ベビーリーフの需要および養液栽培の改良」シルバーナ・ニコラ(トリノ大学)

「養液栽培での根域発達」趙 鉄軍(新潟食料農業大学)

 14:00アドワンファームでのフィールドシンポ(希望者のみ)

 

7月26日(金)専門講義と学生・市民講演会

 9:00-10:30 大学院生向け専門講義 シルバーナ・ニコラ教授「養液栽培の新技術」

北大北方生物圏フィールド科学センター講義室

14:00-16:00 学生・市民講演会 北大農学部大講堂

「ベビーリーフの生産動向と技術課題」(報告者調整中)

「植物工場での環境制御 温度、CO2と光」趙 鉄軍(新潟食料農業大学)

「ベビーリーフの世界・・生産・消費・技術」シルバーナ・ニコラ(トリノ大学)

 

ニコラ先生の講演は英語ですが、スライドには日本語説明が入ります。質問は日本語でも結構です。趙先生の発表は日本語です。

 

実務者セミナーは事前申し込みです。すでに20名以上の申し込みがあります。希望者は早急に連絡下さい。大学院講義と学生・市民講演会へは自由参加です。

申し込み・問い合わせ先

世話役:荒木 肇(北大北方生物圏フィールド科学センター)

araki@fsc.hokudai.ac.jp  電話011-706-3645

(お願い:メールの件名に ベビーリーフ と書いて下さい。)


 投稿日時: 2019-07-12 14:57:30 (578 ヒット)
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The Environmental Earth Science Seminar will be held as follows.

Location: D101 in GSES
Date and Time: 16:30-18:00 on July 18th (Thu)
Speaker: Marc Abrams (Department of Ecosystem Science and Management Penn State University)

Title: The impact of global change on tree species growth and dominance in the eastern U.S.

Abstract: Global change processes, including climate and natural and anthropogenic (land-use) disturbances have profoundly impacted tree dominance and growth rates worldwide.  To help decipher the relative importance of various drivers of forest change tree species/genera were partitioned into temperature, shade tolerance, and pyrogenicity classes and applied to comparative tree-census data.  We examined changes during the Euro-American period (ca. 1500 to present), which spans two major climatic periods, from Little Ice Age and the Anthropocene. We found that most tree species and age classes exhibited increasing basal area increment (BAI) and/or ring width index (RWI) in recent years.  This is particularly unusual for trees in the older age classes that we expected to have declining growth in the latter years, as predicted by physiological growth models.  There exists an inverse relationship between growth rate and increasing age class.  The oldest trees within each species have consistently slow growth throughout their lives, implying an inverse relationship between growth rate and longevity. Younger trees (< 60 years of age) within each species are consistently growing faster than the older trees when they were the same age resulting from a higher proportion of fast-growing trees in these young age classes. In contrast, changes in tree dominance were not highly consistent with warming. Instead, post-European settlement disturbance regimes mostly overrode climate signals across the eastern US. In the north, intensive and expansive disturbances resulted in the ubiquitous loss of conifers and a large increase in Acer, Populus, and Quercus in northern hardwoods, whereas to the south, these disturbances perpetuated the dominance of Quercus. Mid-twentieth century fire suppression led to large increases in Acer in the latter case, often leading to significant warm-to-cool shifts in temperature class. These series of studies helped elucidate the wide spread and profound impacts of global change on trees and delivered some unexpected results. The reasons for increasing tree growth in the study region and the main drivers of forest change will be discussed, including the climate-disturbance debate.

If you have any question regarding this seminar, please feel free to contact Shiro Tsuyuzaki (tsuyu@ees.hokudai.ac.jp).

Thank you for reading.
See you in D101 by 16:30 on July 18th (Thu).
Best,
ST

 


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