How was the Earth formed? What will happen to the Earth in the future? Starting with such fundamental questions, in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, scientific research related to the Earth, planets, and space is carried out. New research fields, such as the study of the physical and chemical conditions involved in the formation and evolution of life on Earth, are established, and through mutual collaboration among researchers, pioneering research is conducted.
In the Master's Program, we aim to cultivate individuals who not only possess the wide range of basic specialized abilities required to understand the various phenomena related to the Earth, planets, and space, but also the drive to deepen their scientific understanding of complex phenomena.
In the Doctoral Program, we aim to cultivate individuals who research complex natural phenomena related to the Earth, planets, and space, have insight into the essential processes involved, and explain them quantitatively.
Potential Employers for Graduates
Tokyo Institute of Technology / The University of Tokyo / Tohoku University / Kyushu University / Nagoya University / Nihon University / National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / JAMSTEC / RIKEN / Japan Coast Guard / Japan Meteorological Agency / Japan Patent Office / Mitsubishi Space Software / NEC Aerospace Systems / Japan Manned Space Systems / JOGMEC / Japan Petroleum Exploration / Metal Mining Agency of Japan / M-IT Consulting / JFE Techno-Research / Shoei Chemical / Furukawa Electric / MICROJET / Canon / Toyota Motor Corporation / Nikon / Hitachi High-Technologies / Ricoh / IHI / Intelligence / Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute / KAJIMA / Sigma / Shizuoka Gas / Sumitomo Rubber Industries / Information Services International-Dentsu / Oriental Land / Nippon Yakin Kogyo / Nippon Furnace / buzzimp / NTT Data / OBIC / Fujitsu / Nomura Research Institute / Bank of Japan / Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank / Shinsei Bank / Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance / Mitsubishi Research Institute DCS / Mitsubishi Electric / Mitsubishi Materials / Magnescale / Private elementary schools