Graduate School of Kuroshio Science, Kochi University
Exploring a realization of happiness in the sustainable society
Kuroshio Current is one of the greatest currents in the world, which influences very much on culture of people, climate, natural resources, and the community structures of plant and animal in most of Southeast Asian countries. We establish an intelligent and excellent ground for research and education as a doctor course, the Graduate School of Kuroshio Science, for studying on the natural and social science of Kuroshio Current area.
However, we are not concentrating on only Kurohio expansion, but also have many areas for researches. We try to contribute to society though analyses of the targets from literature and science viewpoints for creation a new learning field in which we’ve never noticed.
Creation a new learning field “KUROSHIO SCIENCE”
We create a new study concept of not the Kuroshio Current, but named “Kuroshio Science”, and are advancing the research that aims at harmonious coexistence with nature.
The wide sence of the Kuroshio Current area in the study indicates the entirely including the activities and many problems between the nature and people there are, and they are the fatalistic collaboration connected.
In this study, It would convert the direction of human’s activities through clarification of a fundamental causal relation what man activity disturbs the environment of the earth and the ecosystem from various problems of which seem to happen separately.
It is indispensable for the realization of the study to feel for the way of the solution by understanding the problem, analyzing from various fields in cooperation. Therefore, Kuroshio Science has created as not the study of subdivided old model, but a new study field in which integrated both arts and science.
Target Area of the School
Feature of the school
1. This school is a special course for doctoral degree.
2. This school is integrated arts and science.
3, Huge field research
4 There are many professors who have experienced to research in foreign country.
5, Many foreigners
6, Few people system (6 students per a grade)
April 1st, 2004.
『The Kuroshio Science research course』had started as the first independent research course in Kochi University.
There were 6 fields 3 subjects and 16 teachers in this school.
April 1st, 2004.
『The graduate school of Kuroshio Science, Doctoral course』has been established.
11 students entered the school including 3 members of society and 2 foreigners.
April 1st, 2008.
The school has changed the curriculum into the one that the art and the science were integrated.