Master in Environmental Sciences

General

Program Description

The Graduate Schools of Engineering (established in 1967) and Science (established in 1978) were unified, and the Graduate School of Science and Engineering of Ehime University started in 1996. This Graduate School was reorganized in 2006.

The main educational objective is to offer opportunities for professional development and career enhancement to the students through lectures and research activities, which range widely from basic science to practical engineering fields. Interdisciplinary researches between science and technology can also be carried out easily as well as cooperative or project researches in the Graduate School.

Environmental Sciences

This division conducts, on the basis of physics, chemistry and biology and their interdisciplinary field, cutting-edge studies on the structure and variation mechanisms of the environment and ecosystems in coastal waters and their related environmental issues, and pollution and toxic effects of hazardous chemicals on a regional and a global scale. Students can mainly study environmental dynamics, environmental chemistry and environmental biology.

Research Fields

  • Simulation of the Kuroshio, Interaction of the Kuroshio and coastal water, Marine environmental prediction of Seto Inland Sea
  • Studies on variability in ocean currents using remote sensing and hydrographic observation, and material cycle in coastal seas.
  • Quaternary sciences, a long-term variability of climates, marine and lake ecosystems
  • Ecotoxicology of wildlife and species-diversity of disruption of the cellular signaling pathway by environmental chemicals
  • Development of analytical methods for novel environmental contaminants with hormone-like activity and its application to ecotoxicology
  • Studies on species-differences of xenobiotic metabolic capacity for environmental pollutants in wildlife
  • Analysis of material cycle and energy flow of aquatic ecosystems including fluvial, estuary, and coastal marine ecosystems.
  • Outbreak mechanisms of fish infectious diseases by marine environmental changes
Last updated Oct 2018

About the School

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University Ehime University is a national university with master programs in the fields of Disaster Mitigation, Environmental Sciences, Earth Sci ... Read More

The Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Ehime University Ehime University is a national university with master programs in the fields of Disaster Mitigation, Environmental Sciences, Earth Science and Astrophysics, and Life Sciences. Students can do their studies in English; there is no Japanese language requirement. As a national university Ehime U. will provide a high quality education at a much lower cost of universities in many Western countries. While studying for a master’s degree you will also be eligible to join our unique program which trains students for employment in Japan. Classes in Business Japanese, Japanese business practices and manners, internships, and guidance for job hunting are provided. Read less