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Tohoku University (Tohoku)

, Japan

Environmental Studies


Graduate School of Environmental Studies
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The Graduate School of Environmental Studies is intended to create a social system that can become bases of a cultural and recycle-based society which supports sustainable development by integrating the knowledge of Tohoku University as a comprehensive university. We investigate a range of geographical, political and economics systems, to highlight the interaction between historical, cultural and social systems and the natural environment. Furthermore, the students will be taught to objectively and critically consider the effects of industrial development on the environment.

urban environment,environment geography,energy,sustainable recycles,sustainability,ecomaterial design

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 

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