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University of Tokyo (  UTokyo)

Tokyo, Japan

http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Agricultural and Environmental Biology

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduage School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:

Language:
English
Description:

The Agricultural and Environmental Biology Department has been dealing with field crops, vegetables, fruit trees, flowers, insects, silkworm and plant pathogenic microorganisms, and has made numerous contributions to the sciences related with plant production and environmental conservation.Studies to secure enough 'food' and 'greenness', for a comfortable environment for human beings living in a closed ecosystem, the earth, in various aspects such as 1) increased productivity and quality of crops, genetic improvement of crops, biological control of the damage by insects and disease, 2) development of sustainable production systems, 3) development of analytical methods of increasingly complicated and voluminous information on biology and 4) development of technologies to improve the environment by utilizing plants, are being conducted by this department.

Keywords:
sustainability,bioresource,genetics,bioscience,agrobiology,entomology,ecology,morphology,plant pathology,biometrics,genetics,landscape,conservation

Agricultural and Resource Economics

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduage School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/departments/D-ARE.html
Language:
English
Description:

How can we meet the global need for foodstuffs and agricultural materials under the growing constraints of natural resources and environment as well as the imperfect food distribution such as coexistence of hunger and satiation?This challenging issue should be addressed in consideration of fundamental socio-economic elements, i.e. unsustainable development and resource depletion, enlargement of poverty and social inequality, and economic and institutional conflicts among developed and developing countries.Our department has a couple of key principles on graduate education and academic research for the agricultural and resource economics of the new age.Global perspective: Our research concerns have become broader and more internationalized beyond the traditional agricultural economics; intergenerational resource conservation, multifunctionality of agriculture, global food system, harmonization of international trade system, rural development and community, while encompassing the new disciplines of other applied economics such as development economics, environmental economics and institutional economics. Local perspective: We are paying attention to rural reality of individuals and community. Our fieldwork approach, through which we have accumulated academic knowledge and have established reserch networks, is one of effective methods for our study aims to compare Japanese and overseas agricultural economies. We continue our intensive seminars and classes for graduate students, which could deepen their professional insights and enhance their communication abilities. In addition, we would strengthen intellectual collaboration with other natural science thoughts. One of the keys for solution of perplexing problems above-mentioned could surely be technological progress thanks to developments of bioscience and information technology. We have good opportunity and favorite circumstance as a department of Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences to make mutually academic dialogue and scientific discussion for future prospects.

Keywords:
sustainability,agriculture,farming,resource management,food,environmental economics,microfinance,sustainable development

Biological and Environmental Engineering

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduage School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:

Language:
English
Description:

The Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering (BEE) deals with the creation and preparation of good environments in rural areas and the production control of living things. Technologies in this field are essential for human beings and other life resources to continue to coexist on earth.This department has four branches of: Rural Environmental Engineering (REE), Biological Systems Engineering (BSE), Biological and Environmental Information Engineering (BEIF), and Ecological Safety Studies (ESS) which was newly established in 2006.REE seeks to achieve advances in modern technologies associated with the engineering of land foundations, water resources, soil conditions, plants and air resources. It aims to encourage the efficient production of food and to conserve the environment of the earth, especially in rural areas, by harmonizing production with natural ecological systems.BSE aims to develop advanced techniques and research on bio-engineering, biological process control, biosensing and robotics, bioenergy production, and bio-farming in outer space, by making greater use of life functions themselves.BEIF applies the latest information technology to strive for the harmonious coexistence of life and the environment, and optimized food production. Information on the effects of changes in condition of both the geosphere and food materials is dealt with.ESS is an associated branch of the Department of BEE in the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES) which is located in the science city of Tsukuba. NIAES is the leading institute on environmental sciences in agriculture. ESS conducts interdisciplinary studies on atmosphere and soil environments, the material cycle in agro-ecosystems, and ecological statistics as the basis for such studies.

Keywords:
sustainability,rural environment,agriculture,flood mitigation,water circulation,disaster management,soil conservation,water,pollution,environmental management

Forest Science

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduage School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.a.u-tokyo.ac.jp/english/departments/D-FS.html
Language:
English
Description:

Forests are the major biological land resources on Earth. Research on sustainable forest management, wise use of forest resources and reforestation is receiving increasing widespread concerns.Research works on many important functions (aspects) of the forest such as wood and timber production, soil and water conservation, protection of wildlife and recreation, have been accumulated within the Department (field) of Forest Science.Recently, the need for a comprehensive approach on forest land management has also been recognized.Research on conservation and utilization of forest and forest resources is emphasized.Besides, the target area of the forest science is extended to include watersheds and urban areas as a whole. At a global perspective, environmental issues such as global warming, acid rain and degradation of tropical rain forest are also dealt in the forest science.

Keywords:
sustainability,forest,ecology,zoology,animal population,forestation,resource management,forest management,landscape,environmental management,disaster prevention

Global Agricultural Sciences

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduage School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:

Language:
English
Description:

At the Department of Global Agricultural Scienecs (GAS), we are committed to serve the global society with education and research for sustainable provision of foods, fibers and other ecosystem services. Our programs are issue-oriented rather than technology-oriented, and are based on strong combination of expertise across boundaries of disciplines and nations. The associated programs offered by professors from institutions outside the university give further breadth to our education and research.The students are advised to join an overseas training course organized by GAS in collaboration with universities and institutes in the country. The master's course students are encouraged to take minors in another department and strengthen their expertise in the pertinent discipline. The students will thus be well prepared for navigating the globalizing and ever-changing world. We offer the following programs.

Keywords:
sustainability,animal population,fisheries,aquaculture,resource,immunity,plants,agriculture,adaptation,climate change,soil conservation

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.sustainability.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
Language:
English
Description:

The objective of the GPSS program is to educate students to be professionals and researchers who can take an active role in efforts to achieve sustainability in a socially, culturally and economically diverse international society, as well as the local communities that form parts of that society. What a sustainable society means here is pursuing sustainability on the different spatiotemporal scales of people, society, and the world, working to create a new system through which intergenerational equity is secured between the present, next and future subsequent generations, reducing income gaps between developed and developing countries such as north and south divide, and maintaining people's quality of life without harming the ecosystem.Towards those ends, the program provides knowledge related to various sustainability issues. However, it goes even further than this by way of unique educational methods that emphasize the mutual stimulation of diverse student and faculty interactions. Exercises related to specific cases are used to help students acquire the necessary skills (system thinking, consensus forming, etc.) to propose new systems premised on solutions to those sustainability issues and promote mutual understanding among the various stakeholders. Furthermore, with the recognition that the emerging Asia is becoming a critical region in the world that will have a direct impact on the fate of the earth, the program's educational activities focus particularly on fostering a strong awareness of the current environmental and social circumstances in Asia.This program accepts students from a wide variety of specializations and backgrounds. After enrolling in the program, students will meet and study with peers from different backgrounds. The purpose of the program is to develop the necessary knowledge, skills and sensitivity to create a sustainable society while building on the foundations of the students' individual specializations. We are looking for students with the ability to understand and judge situations from an unblinkered, comprehensive point of view, with logical thinking skills to process various pieces of information and adapt them for use in specific purposes, and a proper understanding of the various elements that are involved in the concept of sustainability. Moreover, the integration of science and humanities and exchanges between different fields form the basis of sustainability science, so the ability to think flexibly without getting caught up in a single viewpoint is required.

Keywords:
sustainability,innovation,water,green chemistry,social ecology,conservation,sustainable development,environmental change

Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://gli.sustainability.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/
Language:
English
Description:

GPSS will start a new education project Graduate Program in Sustainability Science?Global Leadership Initiative. This povides the training necessary for future global leaders to make a profound impact on sustainability science and sustainable development.

Keywords:
sustainability,innovation,water,green chemistry,social ecology,conservation,sustainable development,environmental change

Human and Engineered Environmental Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Degree Type:

Website:
http://www.h.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/
Language:
English
Description:

This century is unfolding as an environmental era in which humans, their artifacts, and nature interact ever more intimately and dynamically. Of those three elements, the Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies focuses on humans and nature-which require our active involvement through the application of science and technology-and pursues science targeted at finding solutions for the dynamic complexity that the environment represents. Because of the inadequacy of knowledge, information, and theories pertaining to environments, it is not possible to easily form a bird's-eye picture of the environment as a whole. For this reason, we must overcome the limits of knowledge through constant communication with one another.Our department is largely divided, according to its research areas and methods, into the Human Environment Division and the Engineered Environment Division. The Human Environment Division comprehensively studies the spatial-temporal environment that is directly interrelated with humans, seeking to analyze and solve various challenges through a multifaceted approach. The research is mainly spread across the fields of Human Environment Support, Environmental Amenities, Energy Environment, Media Environment, and Biomechanics. The division also collaborates with the Research Center for Total Life Health and Sports Sciences in conducting research to identify the ideal shape for the relationships formed by the various environments, and in training students to be able to adapt to the environmental era.The Engineered Environment Division studies the science and technology necessary for active design, creation, monitoring, and management of the environments shared by humanity. This research entails the combination of advanced technologies in design, information, control, measurement, simulation, and other processes, and is based on a comprehensive approach covering the five areas of Environmental Design, Visualization, Industrial Information Systems, Simulation Environmental Studies, and Environmental Information Microsystems. Research focuses include design and development of nature interfacers, new transport systems, and other artifacts; material cycling control; environmental information monitoring; creation of the information commons; data mining; simulation; visualization; and consensus-building.As suggested by the broad range of fields described above, our department pursues education and research through the cooperation of faculty members representing diverse backgrounds, including engineering, medicine, social science, and even the arts. We eagerly welcome students who possess many interests and are filled with the ambition to pioneer new fields of learning.

Keywords:
sustainability,nature interfacers,transport systems,material cycle,environmental management,sustainable development

International Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/pros-e/cois-e/index-e.htm
Language:
English
Description:

International studies require in-depth expertise and transdisciplinary approaches. Accordingly, our faculty and students naturally comprise a good balance of different backgrounds in both the sciences and the humanities. Our educational and research programs are concentrated on three clusters, with each covering one of the aforementioned areas of global challenges: development cooperation, resource/environment governance, and policy coordination and system design. Each cluster has a three-tier curriculum comprising core courses, advanced studies, and practical coursework that includes internships. Added to these are cooperative courses co-led by University of Tokyo research institutes and inter-organizational courses affiliated with development assistance agencies (JBIC and JICA). Together, all these courses form a system designed to efficiently achieve our department's educational objectives.Although a mere seven years have passed since our department's founding, our graduates are already active to a remarkable degree at a variety of organizations inside and outside Japan, including international cooperation institutes, development assistance agencies, consulting firms, NGOs/NPOs, and general businesses. The world is filled with service opportunities that stimulate our intellectual curiosity and sense of justice. However, it is not good enough just to go rushing off to the front lines, so we place strong emphasis on comprehensively enhancing communication skills, from those needed in field data collection to those necessary for sorting and disseminating that data.All prospective applicants, whether currently studying in undergraduate programs or working out in the real world, are invited to join our department and pursue the science of optimal management of global public goods in order to realize, as universal value for the 21st century, sustainable co-existence and co-prosperity on a global scale. Please use our program as springboard to attain your inspired dreams.

Keywords:
sustainability,international development,sustainable development,management science,agro-environment engineering,resource management,environmental management

Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies

Specialzation:

Department:
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
Degree Type:
Masters
Website:
http://www.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/pros-e/sbk-e/index-e.htm
Language:
English
Description:

The cities in which we live are environments made up of not only communities of people, but also hardware in the form of buildings and civil infrastructure. Moreover, urban areas cannot exist independently of the natural environment. Accordingly, environmental problems and environment formation need to be understood in terms of the interrelationships between such diverse elements. In order to accomplish this task, the Department of Socio-Cultural Environmental Studies applies, at the departmental level, the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences' guiding philosophy of maintaining a transdisciplinary approach to science.Granted that active integration of disciplines is not always necessary when it comes to certain efforts in technological development for facility construction, as long as buildings exist in cities, and urban areas share air and water over a broader space, then buildings, cities, and civil engineering will constantly pose challenges, in one form or another, in the context of their interactions. Furthermore, human social activity is at the heart of this environment. As such, when we look at the water cycle that supports human life, we see that water and sewage systems, as part of the civil infrastructure, form a link between the city and its buildings, and that the modalities of rivers and coasts are a connection between civil engineering and the city. In addition, the development of safety and convenience as elements of the civil infrastructure requires consensus-building through social interaction between the numerous stakeholders, and the role of this development in its relationships with cities, their residents, and nature must be considered in the evaluation of architecture.Our department comprises three core programs - Society and Humanity, Spatial Planning and Design, Water and Material Cycle - as well as the course Spatial Information Science. We engage in education and research on analysis, evaluation, prediction, creation, and management of physical and socio-cultural environments at the residential, architectural, urban, regional, and global levels.The Society and Humanity program researches civic movements and environmental problems from the perspective of urban sociology, examining the ways in which residents control environmental problems, in the context of the formation of social and legal norms. We also use cognitive/behavioral theory, paleoarchaeology, and ethnoarchaeology to form models of environmental information and human behavior within the environment, and to conduct survey-based investigation of the socio-cultural interrelationships between humans and the environment/ecosystem.The Spatial Planning and Design program concentrates on the collection, analysis, and integration of spatial environment information, and methods for formulating and assessing designs, with emphasis on application to urban planning and building system design. Through this research, we tackle the problems of living environments (buildings and urban space) by developing design methods and technologies that can support the creation of comfortable and sustainable environments. In addition, we explore problems in optimizing the environment load of infrastructural safety, with the goals of evaluating building resistance to earthquakes and strong winds, and developing techniques for information processing and prediction of natural environment disturbances.The Water and Material Cycle program deals with challenges in the optimization of environmental control technologies, including investigation of strategies for applying microbial functions to environmental control. Furthermore, we conduct coastal environment research for the purpose of simulating coastal material cycles and ecosystems based on theory, experimentation, and observation, and using those findings to develop methods of prediction and assessment.Our efforts in research and education also include Spatial Information Science courses, which are offered with the cooperation of the Center for Spatial Information Science. The informatization of problems pertaining to urban environments and regional economies plays a major role in the decision-making processes associated with environmental assessment, environmental design, municipal/regional policy, and other such areas. As the many products of spatial information science provide a platform for the advancement of socio-cultural environmental studies, this partnership can be expected to lead to the creation of new environmental sciences.By introducing a multi-faceted approach that covers the natural and socio-cultural sciences, we provide students with the ability to accurately deal with a variety of challenges in environmental studies. One of the key features of our department is that both faculty members and students learn together by exploring environmental topics together. It is this setting that we foster our students to be scientists who can tackle environmental problems in a broad sense by effectively employing a variety of approaches, and by conceptualizing as a culture the development of elemental technologies for supporting those approaches.We also play the central role in the Integrated Environmental Design Program, which develops practical skills in comprehensive environmental design, and help to run the Environmental Management Program, which provides the competencies necessary for gaining urban planner accreditation.

Keywords:
society and humanity,water,health,policy,sustainability,disaster prevention,urban planning,environmental management,sustainable development

Todai Sustainable Campus Project

Website:
http://tscp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/
Description:

Alliance for Global Sustainability

Website:
http://theags.org/
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

Founded in 1997, AGS is an international partnership among four of the world's leading science and technology universities. AGS aims to provide a solid foundation for sustainable development through the application of world class research and education in science and technology and the social sciences. 

Activities:
The AGS's activities are centered on research and education. Research is being conducted on four flagship programs: energy pathways, food and water, urban futures initiative and extended life initiative. Results from the research are disseminated through the AGS's annual and technical meetings and publications. Since its inception, AGS has brought together leaders in the academe, business and government to help address the complex issues involved towards moving to a sustainable future. AGS also organizes educational activities focused on sustainability to expose young students to relevant issues. These include programs such as Youth Encounter on Sustainability (YES), the Asian Intensive Program on Sustainability (IPoS) and the World Student Community for Sustainable Development. 
Members:

Chalmers University of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Tokyo 

Education for Sustainable Development in Africa

Website:
http://isp.unu.edu/research/esda/index.html
Area / Region:
Africa 
Description:

The ESDA aims to develop and test a graduate-level education programme for professionals to be engaged in sustainable development in Africa. 

Activities:
The principal aim of this project is to promote education for sustainable development in African countries through training at the graduate school level of professionals who may serve as planners, organizers, instructors, field development agents and practitioners for sustainable development in these countries.The focus on the advanced higher education level of ESD is deliberate, since the programme aims to multiply its effects through "train-the trainers" capacity development for sustainability. The training would be provided through an international structure to be organized by UNU in cooperation with African and Japanese universities so that the participants would be exposed not only to national or local sustainable development contexts but also to the international dimensions of sustainability. 
Members:

Kenyatta University , Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Kyushu University, Nagoya University, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Nigeria, Stellenbosch University, University of Tokyo, United Nations University, University for Development Studies, Ghana, University of Ghana, University of Cape Town, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, University of Nairobi, University of Witzwatersrand, University of Zambia, Waseda University, Yokohama National University 

Enhancing Resilience to Climate and Ecosystem Changes in Semi-Arid Africa: An Integrated Approach

Website:
http://isp.unu.edu/research/cecar-africa/index.html
Area / Region:
Africa 
Description:

The goal of this project is to propose effective and implementable measures to build an integrated resilience enhancement strategy. This "Ghana model" can potentially be applied across the African Savannah. The findings of this project are expected to contribute to the framework of adaption measures agreed upon at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 16th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP16) and REDD+, the Fifth Assessment Report of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets adopted at the Convention on Biological Diversity tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP 10). 

Activities:
This research program aims for three objectives by focusing on the semi-arid region of northern Ghana where the change impacts have been severely felt in forms of unpredictable floods and droughts: (1) forecast and assessment of climate and ecosystem change impact on agricultural production; (2) risk assessment of extreme weather events and introduction of adaptive water resource management methods; and (3) planning and implementation of capacity development programs enabling local residents and professionals to utilize the assessment results derived from (1) and (2). 
Members:

Kyoto University, University of Tokyo, United Nations University, University for Development Studies, Ghana, University of Ghana 

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 

International Alliance of Research Universities

Website:
http://www.iaruni.org
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) is a collaboration between ten of the world's leading research-intensive universities who share similar visions for higher education, in particular the education of future leaders.IARU is jointly addressing grand challenges facing humanity. The Alliance has identified sustainable solutions on climate change as one of its key initiatives. As a demonstration of its commitment to promote sustainability, IARU has sought to lead by example through the establishment of the Campus Sustainability Programs aimed at reducing the environmental impact of our campus activities. IARU has also successfully organized an International Scientific Congress on Climate Change in 2009. Some of its members have also cooperated on major research projects pertaining to ageing, longevity and health, global security and sustainable cities. 

Activities:
A set of global education initiatives aimed at cultivating a sense of global citizenship and leadership amongst students was also jointly developed under IARU. The Global Summer Program, the Sustainability Fellowships, and internships offer opportunities for students at the IARU member universities to engage critically as global citizens in an increasingly interconnected world.Besides enriching students, the Alliance also brings considerable diversity in the promotion of institutional joint working among its members, inter-university networking and staff development. Projects include Women and Men in Globalising Universities, HR Benchmarking, Value of Research Intensive Universities, Alumni Association and Leadership Best Practice. 
Members:

Australian National University, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of Tokyo, University of California Berkeley, University of Cambridge, University of Copenhagen, University of Oxford, Yale University 

International Society for Sustainability Science

Website:
http://sussci.org/
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The over-arching goal of ISSS is to overcome the limitations of traditional fragmented academic disciplines in addressing the pre-eminent issue of the 21st century: building sustainable society. ISSS will promote integration and cooperation among diverse academic fields and across geographic and national borders with a particular focus on developing and enhancing top-flight academic programs in sustainability science.  

Activities:
1. Strengthen academia's reception of and commitment to education in sustainability science through the sharing of experiences and celebration of institutional success2. Create, enhance, and promote a scientifically-based vision of a sustainable future for the world and its inhabitants through the society's focus on education3. Provide expanded opportunities for international and interdisciplinary collaborations among faculty and students engaged in sustainability science research and education4. Expand opportunities for universities and research institutions located in developing countries to participate in these collaborations 5. Promote development of a new base of scientific knowledge that is specifically aimed at societal transformation for sustainability6. Strive to enhance synergies and reduce duplication of effort within the community of sustainability science scholars 
Members:

Arizona State University, , University of Tokyo, United Nations University 

The International Sustainable Campus Network

Website:
http://www.international-sustainable-campus-network.org/
Area / Region:
Global 
Description:

The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) provides a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.The ISCN is an initiative which is graciously supported and directed by ?cole Polytechnique F?d?rale de Lausanne (EPFL) and The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich).  

Activities:
The mission of the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is to provide a global forum to support leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching. 
Members:

Brown University, Ca' Foscari University of Venice, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, Georgetown University, Harvard University, Indian Institutes of Technology, Madras, INSEAD The Business School for the World, Johns Hopkins University, Keio University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education, National University of Singapore, Peking University, Politecnico di Milano, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Stanford University, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, University of British Columbia, University of Tokyo, Tsinghua University, Universidad Internacional del Ecuador, University of Cape Town, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, University of Hong Kong, , University of Melbourne, University of Oregon, University of Pennsylvania, University of Western Australia, Yale University 

The University Network for Climate and Ecosystems Change Adaptation Research

Website:
http://cecar.unu.edu/
Area / Region:
Asia & Pacific | Africa 
Description:

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. 

Activities:
 
Members:

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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