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Ibaraki University (Ibaraki)

, Japan

Certificate on Sustainability Science


Graduate Program on Sustainability Science
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other

Graduate Program on Sustainability Science in Ibaraki University is an interdisciplinary program intended to produce specialists in sustainability science who will contribute, domestically or internationally, to building a sustainable society. The purpose of the program is to provide the education and training to develop specialists who possess advanced expertise in specific areas and who comprehensively understand the complex relationship between humans and their environment. In addition, they must be able to adjust the interests of the parties involved, from business enterprises, public administrations and educational institutions, to social action groups. They should further have the facilitative capacity to ensure that the relevant parties recognize and solve their problems by altering problem behavior.

global environmental systems,sustainable social systems,human systems,

Integrated Research System on Sustainability Science

Area / Region:
Asia & Pacific 

The Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S) is an alliance among the research centers of five leading Japanese universities supported by 6 cooperating institutions. IR3S aims to address global environmental and sustainability issues through education and research. 

IR3S is involved in three flagship projects, namely: Sustainable Countermeasures for Global Warming, Development of an Asian Recycling-Oriented Society, The Concept and Development of Global Sustainability-Reform of the Socioeconomic System and the Role of Science and Technology. In the area of education, the member universities have implemented Master's and PhD programs on Sustainability Science has been implemented to develop the human resources needed towards building a sustainable future. IR3S also publishes the jounal Sustainability Science as a venue for sharing and disseminating up to date information and knowledge on sustainability issues. 

Chiba University, Hokkaido University, Ibaraki University, Kyoto University, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Osaka University, Ritsumeikan University, University of Tokyo, Tohoku University, Toyo University, Waseda University 

The University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research

Area / Region:
Asia & Pacific | Africa 

UN-CECAR was established in 2009 by leading universities in the Asia Pacific region to strengthen the higher education sector to respond effectively to climate and ecosystems change. 


Asian Institute of Technology, Australian National University, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Chinese Academy of Forestry, Gadjah Mada University, Ibaraki University, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Institute of Engineering, Nepal, Integrated Research Systems for Sustainability Science, Keio University, Kyoto University, National Univeristy of Malaysia, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, United Nations University, University of Peradeniya, University of Philippines, Viet Nam National University, Waseda University, Yeungnam University 

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