The lab searches for students who are (1) interested in issues about Earth, as Water Planet, (2) interested in international collaboration to cope with these issues, and (3) interested in planetary physics.


The subjects of this laboratory cover a wide range of topics from local-global scale water resources to the universe. It extends from the field of water hydrology, to oceanography and Earth and planetary science, and astronomy. The key word in all this is “water.”


At the same time, Professor Yamashiki is connected with many United Nations agencies.

Currently he is involved on the Kyoto University side of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and UNESCO-IHP-IIWQ (International Water Quality Initiative). In addition, he is also in charge of agreements with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with Kyoto University, dispatching graduate students to these organizations, coordinating with other departments, and acting as a contact for new project proposals.


Since the formation of the Shishu-kan, we have endeavored to provide students with internship training opportunities at the United Nations and follow-up thereafter. One former student (whom I was involved with as Educational Mentor) is currently working at the FAO as a regular staff. Two students will also leave for internships this year as well. We are also working closely with overseas universities and have experience in dispatching students to the University of California, and University of Arizona.

For that reason, I want to invite researchers and graduate students who want to work internationally regardless of literature / science / past experiences. Priority is given to motivation. Students should work on their own path.


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