Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences, Kochi University

Message from the Dean

Tsuneo OGATA

Dean of the Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science / Head of the Agricultural Science Program, Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences


The Faculty of Agriculture and Marine Science has just been established.

Kochi University's Faculty of Agriculture covered almost all fields related to agriculture except for veterinary medicine. We have started anew as a new Faculty with the addition of Marine Resource Science and Marine Agricultural Chemistry, drastically strengthening our field of marine science that will deal with global resources, industry and environment, ranging from mountain to ocean.

Kochi is blessed with dense forests, beautiful rivers, blue oceans and the beaming sunshine. The amount of natural blessings that each resident of Kochi Prefecture receives is enormous, compared with big cities. Kochi Prefecture is very mountainous and its flat land is scarce, but this has helped create innovations in our agriculture, forestry and marine science. A long history of such innovations and the people's enterprising temperament are the essential base for our research on agriculture, forestry and marine science in our new Faculty.

By learning agriculture, forestry and marine science with us here, I hope you will gain knowledge about life, resources and environment, and grow as human resources with tenderness and vitality. I believe all the mountains, rivers, the ocean and the people are supporting you as well.