The graduate School of Agriculture encompasses academic fields that integrate the humanities and sciences, and is engaged in the interdisciplinary and integrated research on the foundations of human society. The development of human resources capable as acting as global-scale experts on problem-solving for food bio-security, resource management, bio-mass energy supply and environmental conservation, together with the sustainable development of agriculture, forestry and fishery industries at local scales, is our ultimate goal. Since the foundation of Sapporo Agricultural School in 1876, we moving forward in cultivating a frontier spirit and educating well-rounded personalities.
The Division of Agriculture, Graduate School of Agriculture was established in April 2019 and the graduate school was thus organized into a system of one division, three courses and 11 units.
Frontiers in Production Sciences
The aim is to produce experts capable of contributing to the production of foods and resources indispensable for human survival in society through education and researches that promote developments of usability and functionality of plants and bioresources, establishments of technologies for sustainable reproduction of such resources and social systems for effective distribution and utilization.
Frontiers in Biosciences
The aim is to produce experts capable of contributing to the maintenance and promotion of food and health through education and research promoting scientific clarification and advanced utilization of biotic functions and characteristics, safe and stable supply of food (biological) resources, the production of value-added products through bioconversion, and the advancement of health.
Frontiers in Environmental Sciences
The aim is to produce experts capable of contributing to biodiversity and the sustainable use of the natural ecosystem through education and research that advance clarification of the characteristics of local agriculture and forest resources, their management, conservation and multifaceted use, as well as environmental harmony, restoration of the ecosystem, and disaster prevention/mitigation.