Special Course in Agricultural Science For the Global Future of Life, Food and the Environment

Enrollment: April/October
Enrollment Limit : Master: 5, Doctor: 5
Degree : Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree
Address: Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University Kitashirakawa Oiwake-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8502

Web Site

URL: http://www.kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp/english/global30/

Course Description:

New flow of product and information with soil analysis center and product information center in vegetable and fruit production. Its database is utilized for farming guidance to producers and for traceability system to consumers.

New flow of product and information with soil analysis center and product information center in vegetable and fruit production.
Its database is utilized for farming guidance to producers and for traceability system to consumers.

This course aims to develop the next generation of human resources with advanced research abilities, profound knowledge and an international perspective in the fields of life, food and the environment. Master’s and doctoral students in this course can study a diverse range of agricultural, life and environmental sciences : Agronomy and Horticultural Science, Forest and Biomaterials Science, Applied Life Sciences, Applied Biosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Natural Resource Economics, and Food Science and Biotechnology. We will examine the social effects of agriculture, such as the results of adopting various farming approaches. Each student will benefit by having several supervisors for their research guidance. The curriculum offers courses in the fields of natural and environmental sciences, geography, economics and information systems. Lectures are given by international teaching staff. Seminars and experimental courses are given by the course supervisors.

A pummelo with needled injury (1 cm X 1 cm area) at fruit center
(Left: the injury part is not detected on color image because of small needled holes, Right: the injury part is green color on fluorescence image with UV light radiation)

Beef cattle grown with monitoring sensor systems in precision livestock

Beef cattle grown with monitoring sensor systems in precision livestock

Dr. Naoshi Kondo

 Dr. Naoshi KondoProfessor of Division of Environmental Science and Technology at the Graduate School of Agriculture.


My work covers sensing engineering for automation and informatization in bioproduction systems such as sensors and automatic machines for agricultural, livestock, and aquacultural operations, traceability systems, farming guidance with GIS, quality controls, and non-destructive inspections looking at producers, operators, and consumers in the food production cycle.
Students will have the opportunity to gain knowledge that will be useful in their home contexts. I look forward to sharing our research interests welcoming students from around the world.