A necessity is emerging to create values in which people coexist with nature, rather than values that try to alter it, in order to respond to global changes and build a stable and sustainable society for mankind. Furthermore, it is obvious that science and technology requires human qualities in order to support such a society. This concept is known as kotowari (principle), and such values in which people and nature coexist are created within the Principle of Coexistence.
Taking into consideration the workings of both nature and of living things, Bioresources and Environmental Sciences at Ishikawa Prefectural University incorporate education and research that will enable the achievement of the Principle of Coexistence through the pursuit of the following.
The Principle of Living Organisms with themes of biodiversity and the continuation and conservation of living things.
The Principle of Nature with themes of environmental capacity as well as the finite nature and circulation of resources.
The Principle of Humans with themes of the harmony between man and nature, and building a social system for food safety.
These three principles are not completely independent concepts, but instead have common areas of overlap. This science has a fundamental ideology based on an overall understanding of these principles to shed light on the Principle of Coexistence and achieve a lasting and sustainable existence for mankind. The goal of which is the creation of research and education involved with “biological production, environmental conservation, and increased food production that are in balance with ecosystems.” This will lead to the introduction of a new multidimensional concept of bioresources and environmental sciences, one that traditional education and research systems have not yet been able to achieve.
The Graduate School of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences was established to create awareness of the fundamental ideology. This includes developing talents capable of playing a leading role in the mid-to-long term growth, development, and reform of local communities and businesses, and capable of creating and fostering intellectual assets, at a time when remarkable progress is being made in science and technology. This will lead to regional and social contribution through industry-academia partnership, the necessity for which will continue to increase in the future. The Graduate School of Bioresources and Environmental Sciences conducts highly specialized education and research while making advances with new developments in the field, setting the objectives of education and research as follows: