To maintain our country’s biological resources in a sustainable condition, it is necessary to manage the biological resources and environment in the upstream area of the Kuroshio region. The purpose of this program is to nurture talented people who are capable of developing sustainable management of the Kuroshio environments and ecosystem through the exploration of indigenous biological resources and their effective usage, such as edible algae that have benefits to human health. This program aims to develop students who can contribute to the sustainable maintenance of biological resources of the coastal areas in the Kuroshio region, such as the Philippines, Taiwan and Japan as well as other countries.
Especially in this program, we welcome students who are interested in the following subjects:
・ Studies of coastal resources and environmental management
・ Economic study of the regional environment
・ Studies on algae, fish, plankton, benthos, coral cells, viruses, etc. in the ocean ecosystem
・ Studies of food science & nutrition
・ Studies of environment & health science
After obtaining their doctorate, students are expected to engage in works that involve the achievement of a sustainable society in the Kuroshio region such as environmental conservation and the management of marine protected areas.