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Purposes of International Innovative Agricultural Science (IIAS) Course

Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) promotes the creation of new knowledge through “mission-oriented research” varying from basic inquiries to technology applications in the fields of agriculture, engineering, and the integration of both as mainstays supporting human society. Through education and research activities that foster a healthy development of science and technology in TUAT, "International Innovative Agricultural Science Course (IIAS)" strengthens academic and cultural exchange with foreign countries to construct a sustainable and global symbiotic society, with an aim to contributing to maintaining resources management and agriculture productions.

In our society, changes in climate by global warming and regional and local development induce both global and local scale environmental problems and agricultural issues. Changes in life style and populations link to the issues of agriculture production and sustainable resource uses. Wide ranges of problems have been raised include air pollution, flood and drought, acid rain, desertification, the destruction of tropical forests, soil erosion, and water pollution, food shortages due to an increased population as well as adapting climate changes. It is necessary to provide specific solutions for ensuring a sustainable food supply.

Approaching SDGs

In order to deal with these issues and explore solutions sustainable to the globe, promotion of a holistic environmental science is required. Attempts should be made to restore and conserve the environment. Creation of a high-level food production plan and new productions which does not negatively impact the environment is an imperative task. Resilient resources management and community development is a key for achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) among local, regional, and global scales. For overcome environmental and agricultural issues, Department of International Environmental and Agricultural Science (IEAS) was developed in 1999. IEAS has achieved for educating leaders in environmental and agricultural sectors and academia around the worlds.

Characteristics of IIAS Course

For tackling the newly developed problems and developing innovations in agricultural science and related applied fields, we now introduce "International Innovative Agricultural Science Course (IIAS)" in 2019. New IIAS aims at purification, restoration, and conservation of the environment, and development of high level agricultural production based on innovative idea and mind. We emphasize a long-term comprehensive and interdisciplinary view of issues. In addition to the original research and education on reactivation, agricultural production, and regional development in IEAS, IIAS has two important fields for applied animal science and applied life science.

In this program, using international cooperation and area development, we will look at current individual research projects and technical advances related to the fields of agricultural sciences and related disciplinaries in a holistic interconnected way. At the same time, we will take these results and apply solutions that are ecologically, culturally and socially workable in practical ways in developing regions. Therefore, we do not only simply aim to train uniform, specialized technicians in their field. It aims to train a new type of developmental specialized young leaders of related sectors who carries the aforementioned view of "International Innovative Agricultural Science Course".


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