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Learning in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies

The Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies was established in 2001, at the dawn of the 21st century. Consisting of three departments-“Earth and Environment Science”, “Environmental Engineering and Architecture”, and “Social and Human Environment”-the graduate school is a result of the unique integration of disciplines ranging from natural sciences to engineering to arts and social sciences.

The objective of the school is to largely foster two types of educated human resources; generalists with a broad perspective in subject matters who also has a high level of expertise in a specific area, and specialists pursuing their expertise who also have general knowledge in various other fields.

Each department conducts a broad spectrum of researches; at the same time, there are many projects-both large and small in scale-conducted through inter-disciplinary collaboration. A collection of intellectuals, a wide spectrum of classes and courses, and a variety of events – all of these will provide great opportunities to those whose desire is to learn.

The Nagoya University Graduate School of Environmental Studies invites you to take this great opportunity and take the first step forward into the journey to satisfy your intellectual curiosity.

Messages from Alumni

Hemu Kafle
[ Nepal ]

Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

I spent the most fruitful years of my carrier in the Nagoya University during my PhD studies. I have developed a theoretical model for calculating land surface heat fluxes in complex terrain like Nepal which leads to accurate estimation of water resources, agriculture production, ecological conservation etc. This work was published in prestigious journal as well most recently; I was awarded as a young scientist from The World Academy of Science and Technology (TWAS) for this contribution. This would not have been possible without strong knowledge in the field which I gained from professors and faculties of Nagoya University and most especially I am very thankful to Prof. Yasushi Yamaguchi for his guidance and support.
Currently, I am working as a senior scientific officer in Nepal Academy of Science and Technology. I am monitoring the frequency of drought occurrence in Nepal and its consequences in agricultural production.

Justin Wang
[ USA ]

Department of Environmental Engineering and Architecture

"During my college years, I did a year of studying abroad at Nagoya University.  I had such a wonderful experience that I decided to study at Nagoya University again. And I am glad that I chose to study at GSES.  GSES had an excellent master's degree program all conducted in English.  The international adviser at GSES was also a tremendous asset to the international students.  I was able to meet students from all across the globe and it expanded my global view. I highly recommend GSES as your choice of graduate school.  I believe you will have a great time like I did."
*GSES: Graduate School of Environmental Studies

Number of International Students at GSES

■ Graduate School of Environmental Studies: Number of Government-sponsored and Privately-funded International Students by Nationality
(As of May 1, 2017)

Government-funded Privately-funded Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Afghanistan 1   1       1
Brazil 2 2 4       4
Cambodia       5   5 5
China 2 3 5 28 46 74 79
Costa Rica       1   1 1
Czech Republic       1   1 1
Egypt       1   1 1
Ethiopia       1   1 1
Finland   1 1       1
France         2 2 2
Gambia         1 1 1
Hong Kong         1 1 1
Indonesia 2   2 3 1 4 6
Italy 1   1       1
Laos   1 1       2
Marshall Islands         1 1 1
Mongolia       3 3 6 6
Morocco   1 1   1 1 2
Mozambique 1   1       1
Myanmar         2 2 2
Papua New Guinea         1 1 1
Philippines   1 1 4 2 6 7
Solomon Islands   1 1       1
South Korea       3 1 4 4
Taiwan         1 1 1
Thailand 1 1 2 2 1 3 5
Uganda       1   1 1
USA       1   1 1
Venezuela   1 1       1
Vietnam   1 1 3 2 5 6
Total 10 13 23 57 66 123 147
 

■ Number of International Students by Department and Course
(As of May 1, 2017)

  Dept. of Earth and Environmental Science
Government-funded Privately-funded Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Master's Course M1       6 3 9 9
M2   1 1 3 4 7 8
Doctoral Course D1 1   1 2 2 4 5
D2 3   3 2   2 5
D3 1 2 3 4 3 7 10
Non-regular Students
(Research Student, etc.)
  1 1 1   1 2
Grand Total 5 4 9 18 12 30 39
 
  Dept. of Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Government-funded Privately-funded Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Master's Course M1   1 1 10 7 17 18
M2 1 1 2 9 6 15 17
Doctoral Course D1       3   3 3
D2   3 3 1 1 2 5
D3 1   1 4 1 5 6
Non-regular Students
(Research Student, etc.)
      1 2 3 3
Grand Total 2 5 7 28 17 45 52
 
  Dept. of Social and Human Environment
Government-funded Privately-funded Total
Male Female Total Male Female Total
Master's Course M1 1 1 2 4 12 16 18
M2   1 1 3 14 17 18
Doctoral Course D1 2   2 2 2 4 6
D2         1 1 1
D3   2 2 2 3 5 7
Non-regular Students
(Research Student, etc.)
        5 5 5
Grand Total 3 4 7 11 37 48 55
 
  Grand Total
Master's Course M1 45
M2 43
Doctoral Course D1 14
D2 11
D3 23
Non-regular Students
(Research Student, etc.)
10
Grand Total 146
 

■ Major Employers in Japan

General contractors, shipping equipment manufacturers, water treatment facilities, environmental consultancies, construction consultancies, environmental solution providers, electronic parts trading firms, IT service providers, auto-parts manufacturers, electronic parts sale/manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, manufacturers, interior retailers, banks, securities firms, architectural offices, etc.

■ Other Choices

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