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Nagoya University to Establish a Joint Degree Program with the University of Western Australia for International Collaboration in Agricultural Sciences

Beginning April 2019, the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences at Nagoya University and the University of Western Australia will launch a joint degree program titled "International Collaborative Program in Agricultural Sciences between Nagoya University and the University of Western Australia."

 

Under the joint degree program, both universities will establish a unified degree program that takes advantage of each other's strengths with the aim of fostering next-generation international researchers. This is the sixth joint degree program to be established by Nagoya University, following the programs between the Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Adelaide (Australia), the Graduate School of Science and the University of Edinburgh (UK), the Graduate School of Medicine and Lund University (Sweden), the Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences and Kasetsart University (Thailand), and the Graduate School of Medicine and the University of Freiburg (Germany).

 

(1) Outline of the New Program

School

Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences

Major

International Collaborative Program in Agricultural Sciences between Nagoya University and the University of Western Australia

Degree

Doctor(Agriculture)

Number of Students

2 students

(one student whose principal institution is Nagoya University and one whose principal institution is the University of Western Australia

Manner of Instruction

English will be used as the common language. The students must conduct research at the partner university for 12 months in the second year of the three-year PhD course.

* We will begin recruiting students for the 2019 spring semester.

 

(2) Objectives

Nagoya University's Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences has been doing basic research on agri-production sciences, zootechnical sciences, agricultural chemistry, and forest sciences. This joint degree program is designed to complement these studies with advanced research from the University of Western Australia, and evolve them into applied and empirical research through each university's planned projects in order to solve a variety of global agroecological problems caused by climate change and to achieve sustainable agriculture. In doing so, this program aims to give doctoral students an ability to view matters from an international viewpoint and to pursue academic evolvement based on multiple perspectives obtained through the distinctive characteristics of each university.