I. Program Goals
New environmental challenges, such as the global population explosion, climate change, the destruction of both environment and diversity of species, are closely related to agricultural science and technology. The AAP Special Course administered by the Shikoku International Student Education Consortium (SISEC)* was established to foster global leaders who contribute to bio-industry, in harmony with the environment, through effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic field.
*SISEC was established under an integrated concept shared by the Graduate School of Agriculture of Ehime University, the Graduate School of Agriculture of Kagawa University, and the Graduate School of Integrated Arts & Science at Kochi University.
II. Academic Plan
The AAP program is a special five-year course for International Students from Asian, African, and Pacific Rim countries and is a continuous education program composed of master's course and doctoral course. Students accepted in this course will be assigned to a graduate school at Ehime University, Kagawa University, or Kochi University. In the master's course, studies focus on the development of knowledge and technology through advanced research aimed at environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries for food production. With the guidance of academic advisors, students can create a curriculum that corresponds to their own academic and professional needs. After completion of all the requirements of the two-year master's course, students will be awarded a master's degree from the assigned university. Students are then expected to continue their study in the three-year doctoral course of the United Graduate School of Agriculture Sciences, Ehime University**. Students will be awarded a doctoral degree upon completion of all requirements.
**Admission Policy of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University is described at http://web.agr.ehime-u.ac.jp/~rendai/english/annai/index.html
III. Admission Policy
In view of the objective of AAP course, we invite applications from people with the following qualifications: 1. Individuals who have the academic ability necessary to learn advanced knowledge and technology concerning environmentally friendly and sustainable agriculture, forestry and fisheries for food production. 2. Individuals who are motivated to focus on environmentally friendly food production. 3. Individuals who can independently determine a research theme and devote concentrated effort to this research. 4. Individuals who have strong English communication abilities.