Tottori University landscape photography

Results of our Official Investigation into Research Misconduct at Tottori University

 Tottori University has identified several incidents of research misconduct in four papers published by a former Associate Professor at our university. We hereby announce the results of our official investigation.


 We deeply regret the occurrence of this misconduct and sincerely apologize to the people and organizations affected as well as to the Japanese public.


 In light of this incident, our University will make greater efforts to raise awareness of research ethics and ensure compliance to high ethical standards among faculty and staff, and take all necessary measures to prevent a recurrence of such acts in future.



Tottori University President



NOTE: Detail of the Results of Investigation can be seen from the following link.



The 15th Japan-Korea Student Seminar on Environmental Issues was held.

Commemorative Photo

 The 15th Japan-Korea Student Seminar on Environmental Issues was held at the Faculty of Engineering on 22 November 2017. Kangwon National University, Korea and Tottori University have the agreement of academic exchange, and this seminar is held every year by Kangwon National University and the Environmental Planning Lab. of the Division of Social Systems and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Tottori University. With the mutual visits between both universities in Japan and Korea, students take initiative to plan and manage this seminar. We held the 15th seminar this year, which was organized by Tottori University. Professor Kim Bomchul and 10 postdoctoral fellows and students from Kangwon National University participated in it.

 After Prof. Yoshiko Hoshikawa of the Graduate Schoool of Engineering gave a welcome message saying “Let’s have good communication each other and enjoy discussion on research achievements today!” Prof. Kim Bomchul delivered a lecture and the students participating in it listened to it with keen interest.

 In the oral presentations that followed it, students of both universities presented their research achievements in English, and also shared questions and answers. Mr. Kim Segi, an international senior student from Kangwon National University, presented his graduation research in the seminar this time and said “I was nervous but I could presented my research well.” It was a precious opportunity for the students to make presentations in English, and both universities deepened the exchange between both universities through conducting research.

 We will further deepen our relationship in the future, and are planning to hold this seminar continuously as the opportunity for international exchange organized mainly by the students.

Poster Presentation