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Osaka University (Osaka)

, Japan

http://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/eng/index.html

Sustainability Science Associate Program

Specialzation:

Department:
Center of Environmental Innovation for Sustainability
Degree Type:
Non-Degree or other
Website:
http://www.ceids.osaka-u.ac.jp/english/education/02.html
Language:
English
Description:

The CEIDS program offers a curriculum designed to answer such questions. Because this education program is available to the entire university, there are opportunities for sustainability knowledge and people to be shared between departments, which generates a new unified understanding that can then be passed on to students. Our aim in doing this is to train students who will make an active contribution to society as specialists who also have an understanding of sustainability science. The Sustainability Science Associate Program, unlike traditional degree programs, offers course clusters for different fields related to sustainability science and provides coursework guidelines that help students find what courses to take to deepen their knowledge of sustainability.

Keywords:
sustainability,environmental management,urban symbiosis,policy,environmental chemistry,energy,bio resource

Integrated Research System on Sustainability Science

Website:
http://en.ir3s.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
Area / Region:
Asia & Pacific 
Description:

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. 

Activities:
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. 
Members:

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 



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