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International Activities

Collaborating with Ankara University, Ege University, and Middle East Technical University in Turkey, the Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, has been implementing international student exchange programs: Global Agriculture and Food Science Program and Global Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery Program. These programs are designed to foster experts in agriculture who utilize advanced technology and experience and wisdom from other countries to solve problems; who contribute to the development of agriculture, disaster mitigation and recovery systems, and agricultural economy of Japan and the world; and who possess “RESILIENCE,” the ability to flexibly respond to issues, related to agriculture and disasters, from global and local perspectives. Furthermore, a hybridtype student exchange program is being developed, combining actual dispatch and online education, by introducing Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) into the program. In addition, the Faculty of Agriculture is hosting the 7th International Symposium on Strategies for Sustainability in Food Production, Agriculture and the Environment 2021(ISFAE2021NIIGATA) online on December 2nd and 3rd, 2021. During the symposium, faculty members and students from Niigata University and overseas partner institutions will share their research activities. In this manner, students as well as faculty members have various opportunities to join international communication networks and to conduct joint research projects, leading the Faculty of Agriculture, Niigata University, to be more globally active.

International Joint Research Projects 2021

1. Medullary bone in dinosaur

Department of Biological Sciences, North Carolina State University, USA

2. Avian calcium metabolism and bone function

Department of Poultry Science, University of Georgia, USA

3. Study on chitinases derived from rubber plants and microorganisms in Vietnam

■ SUZUKI Kazushi
Biotechnology Center, Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam

4. Post-transcriptional regulation by the Csr global regulatory system in Escherichia coli

■ SUZUKI Kazushi
Department of Microbiology and Cell Science, University of Florida, USA

5. Nitrogen absorption and metabolism of curcuma

■ OHTAKE Norikuni
Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

6. Exploring the molecular control of seed yield in crops (ExpoSEED)

■ MITSUI Toshiaki
CREA-Genomics Research Center, Italy

7. Regulation of plant and microbial carbohydrate metabolism

■ MITSUI Toshiaki
Agrobiotechnology Institute UPNA/CSIC, Spain

8. Towards a multi-approach study focused on Improving Resource Use
Efficiency in Cereals under Climate Change (IRUEC)

■ MITSUI Toshiaki
Agrobiotechnology Institute UPNA/CSIC/University of Barcelona, Spain 
Université Paris, France 
Helmholtz Center, Germany

9. Development of novel technological approaches for a low-cost and reliable characterization of Crop Yield Quality Traits of target crops grown under Changing Environmental Conditions (CropYQualT-CEC)

■ MITSUI Toshiaki
CSIC Agrobiotechnology Institute, Spain

10. Phytopathogens: a good Opportunity to Improve crop yieldS and quality under changing Environmental conditions (POISE)

■ ITOH Kimiko
■ MITSUI Toshiaki
■ KANEKO Kentaro
IdAB/Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)/IDEN BIOTECHNOLOGY, Spain
Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Researches (IPK), Germany
Centre of the Region Hana for Biotechnological and Agricultural Research (CRHBAR), Czech Republic

11. Production of a novel glycogen in Escherichia coli

■ ITOH Kimiko
■ MITSUI Toshiaki
IdAB, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain

12.Study of Molecular mechanisms of abiotic stress tolerance in cereals

■ ITOH Kimiko
Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Turkey

13. Developmental technology for improvement of animal foods

■ NISHIUMI Tadayuki
College of Food Science and Technology, Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China

14. Study on the mechanism of pressure-induced gelation of meat proteins and utilization of animal by-products

■ NISHIUMI Tadayuki
Hefei University of Technology/Nanjing Agricultural University/ Jiangnan University, China

15. Arbuscular mycorrhizal diversity in Turkish degraded soil

■ HARADA Naoki
■ SUZUKI Kazuki
Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Turkey

16. Microbial diversity in paddy soils

■ HARADA Naoki
■ SUZUKI Kazuki
Faculty of Agriculture, Ankara University, Turkey

17. Biological control of plant diseases using antagonistic microorganisms

■ HARADA Naoki
■ SUZUKI Kazuki
Bangladesh Agricultural University/Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Bangladesh

18. Enhancing the anaerobic digestion of crop straw

■ OHASHI Shintaroh
College of Water Resources and Civil Engineering, China Agricultural University, China

19. Development of non-destructive evaluation of agricultural products

■ OHASHI Shintaroh
Faculty of Agriculture, Ningxia University, China

20. Development of quality control technology for post harvest agricultural products

■ OHASHI Shintaroh
Faculty of Agriculture, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

21.Study on quality evaluation of post harvest agricultural products

■ OHASHI Shintaroh
School of Bioresources and Technology, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thombouri, Thailand

22. Hydrological Change of Southern and South-Western Slope of Mt. Merapi after the 2010 Eruption

■ GONDA Yutaka
Civil & Environmental Engineering Department, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia

23. Conservation, propagation and utilization of genetic resources of ornamental plants

■ NAKANO Masaru
■ OTANI Masahiro
Kunming Botanical Garden, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

24. Genetic improvement of medicinal and ornamental plants by biotechnology

■ NAKANO Masaru
■ OTANI Masahiro
Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Thailand

25. Study on biosynthetic enzymes and genes of terpenoids

■ SATO Tsutomu
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Medical School, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan

26. Reaction mechanism of terpenoid biosynthesis

■ SATO Tsutomu
Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Free University of Berlin, Germany

27. Study on mechanism of plant disease resistance in Brassica crops

■ OKAZAKI Keiichi
School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, UK

28. Study on mechanism of origin formation in Brassica crops

■ OKAZAKI Keiichi
Sylhet Agricultural University/Bangladesh Agricultural University, Bangladesh

29. Search for high protein soybean and development of high speed deep placement fertilizer applicator for large-scale farming in the Russian Federation Far East

■ SANO Yoshitaka
■ OHTAKE Norikuni
Federal State Budget Scientific Institution “All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Soybean”/ Federal Scientific Center of Agrobiotechnologies in the Far East named after A. K.Chaika/
Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education “Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture”/ Far Eastern State Agricultural University, Russian Federation 

30. Development of a chisel plow for grain production in the Republic of Buryatia, Russian Federation

Federal State Budget Educational Institution of Higher Education “Buryat State Academy of Agriculture,” Republic of Buryat

31.Investigation to Sustainable Agricultural Production of Rural Households in Ukraine

National Academy of Agrarian Sciences of Ukraine/ National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine, Ukraine

32.Study for agriculture and rural development in Mozambique

Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security/Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique

33.Basical research for development of agricultural productibity and human health in Sri Lanka

■ YOSHIDA Chikako
University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

34.Survey of innovative agricultural models that contribute to the
sustainable development of cities

Shanghai University, China

35.Functional genomics in legumes

■ FUKAI Eigo
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University, Denmark

36.Improvement of Major Abiotic Stress Tolerance Plants by Controlling Signalling Factors in Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

■ ITOH Kimiko
Rajshahi University, Bangladesh

37.Development of machine learning and remote sensing-based water management platform for sustainable agriculture in Asian deltas

Institute of Water Resources Planning, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vietnam
IPB University, Indonesia

38.Innovative biofertilizers boosting yield of cereals and horticultural crops under global climate change: Toward Sustainability of Agricultural systems against the Climate Change in arid zoness (SUS AGRI CC C)

■ MITSUI Toshiaki
Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakech, Morocco
(International joint research conducted among Morocco, France, Germany, Turkey, Algeria, Tunisia, Japan, and Mexico)

39.Expansion of agriculture in northern cold-climate regions: A cross-sectoral perspective on opportunities and challenges

■ NAGANO Hirohiko
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

40.Effects of environmental changes on greenhouse gas dynamics in terrestrial ecosystems of northern high-latitude regions

■ NAGANO Hirohiko
University of Alaska Fairbanks/International Arctic Research Center, USA

41.Development of non-destructive damage evaluation method of pipeline by the mutual cooperation of the earthquake frequent countries

■ SUZUKI Tetsuya
Faculty of Engineering, Ege University, Turkey

Overseas Partner Institutions

University of Milan, Italy
University of L’Aquila, Italy
Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia
Wageningen University, Netherlands
College of Natural Resources, Yeungnam University, Korea
Umeå Plant Science Centre, Sweden
Public University of Navarre, Spain
Kasetsart University, Thailand
Khon Kaen University, Thailand
Chiang Mai University, Thailand
Panyapiwat Institute of Management, Thailand
King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Ningxia University, China
Northeast Agricultural University, China
Inner Mongolia Agricultural University, China
China Agricultural University, China
Shanghai University, China
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Ankara University, Turkey
Ege University, Turkey
Middle East Technical University, Turkey
Sylhet Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University, Bangladesh
Tay Nguyen University, Vietnam
Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam
Mongolian University of Life Sciences, Mongolia
Far Eastern Federal University, Russia
Far Eastern State Agricultural University, Russia
Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia
Federal State Budget Scientific Institution, “All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Soybean,” Russia
Federal State Budget Scientific Institution, “Federal Research Center of Agribiotechnology of the Far East named after A.K. Chaika,” Russia

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