The Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory is one of the research institutes of Nagoya University, functioning as an inter-university collaborative institute in Japan. Its purpose is the promotion of joint research projects on the structure and dynamics of the solar-terrestrial system. The Laboratory consists of four research divisions: Division 1, Atmospheric Environment; Division 2, Ionospheric and Magnetospheric Environment; Division 3, Heliospheric Environment; and Division 4, Integrated Studies. The Laboratory has established the Geospace Research Center (GRC), the purpose of which is to coordinate/promote joint research projects on dynamic processes in geospace and to construct databases in the field of solar-terrestrial science. The Center consists of a Management Section, a Research Projects Section, four Observatories, and two Stations.
The Laboratory offers a graduate course program for solar-terrestrial science as part of the Graduate School of Science. It also cooperates with the Graduate School of Engineering in teaching/training graduate students in related disciplines of solar-terrestrial science.