Last Update: April 13, 2012. Link to: Japanese site



Outline of the Program

In recent decades, the importance of environmental issues such as climate change and environmental pollution has become increasingly obvious. In order to develop an environmentally sustainable society, the need for individuals who are capable of seeing environmental problems from multiple perspectives has also become clear. With the aim of fostering such individuals, the Graduate Program in Environmental Health Sciences (EHS), part of the Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences at University of Shizuoka, was established in April 1991. EHS has three courses. The Global, Regional, and Local Environments Course consists of five laboratories: Atmospheric Environment, Aquatic and Soil Environment, Physical Chemistry, Plant and Environmental Sciences, and Environmental Microbiology. The Environmental Life Sciences Course consists of four laboratories: Environmental Microbiology, Radiation Biology, Biochemistry and Toxicology, Physiology, and Molecular Reproductive Biology. The Environmental Symbiosis Course consists of three laboratories: Chemical Reaction, Environmental Engineering, and Environmental Policy.

EHS offers Master of Science and Doctoral Degrees in Environmental Studies. We place a strong emphasis on both research and teaching. The mission of EHS is to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the processes that create and shape our environment. Students are trained to become informed, critical thinkers capable of scientifically evaluating complex environmental issues. Student development is carried out through interdisciplinary, field-based research projects that have societal relevance. Students learn by working on "real-world" problems that result in findings which have practical social application. In this way, EHS helps students to take multiple perspectives in thinking and to develop their future vision, and in doing so nurtures scientific specialists who can apply their science to the improvement of society's standard of living. EHS accepts applications from qualified researchers and students from both Japan and abroad.


Admission policy

Under construction



Curriculum for master-course students

General subjects/classes required for every EHS master course student

Main classes for EHS master course students

Optional subjects in the Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences

Curriculum for doctor-course students

Essential subject required for every EHS doctor course sudent

Common subjects available to EHS doctor course students

Optional subjects


Research activities at laboratories and contact information

Global, Regional, and Local Environmental Science Course

Environmental Life Science Course

Environmental Symbiosis Course