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Graduate School of Environmental and Information StudiesGraduate School of Environmental and Information Studies

The Graduate School of Environmental and Information Studies aims to develop human resources who explore science, technologies and human nature in relation to the Environment, Information and Urban Life areas, as well as to develop human resources who contribute to the society with research, education and practice using expertise of these specialized areas.

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1.Master’s Program

The Master’s Program of the Graduate School consists of following two courses / five domains.

Course Domain Outline of Research and Education
Environmental and Information Studies Environmental Management Research and education in relation to policies for solving environmental problems of global scale, environmental-friendly style of production and consumption including ecological system, sustainable management for business and society, and practices and evaluation for implementation.
Communication Environment Research and education on communication of modern society such as mass media and online network, methodologies and design for innovative ways of decision making and consensus building, from the perspective of social science including sociology, psychology and cognitive science.
Information System Research and education on safe, secured and comfortable information systems designed on the basis of various requirements and positions of users, from engineering points of view.
Regional/Urban Environment Research and education about buildings, cities, regions and natural environments in terms of preservation and restoration of ecological systems, focusing on harmonization and regeneration with human society, from ecology, built environment, landscaping and urban engineering points of view.
Urban Life Studies Urban Life Studies Research and education in relation to “Quality of Urban Life” in modern urban society, with both methodologies of social science and spatial design, including both business management and aesthetic points of view, intending to develop practical and creative human resources.

2.Doctoral Program

The Doctoral Program of the Graduate School consists of three domains such as “Environmental”, “Information” and “Urban Life Studies”. The doctoral Program aims to develop human resources who could explore new frontiers of advanced interdisciplinary academism, as a professional researcher, educator or leader of society in each field of environmental science, information science and urban life studies.

Three PoliciesThree Policies

Admission Policy

Master's Program

[Purpose of Education, Research and Human Resource Development]

The purpose of the Master’s Program is to develop human resources who have critical awareness to find out specific issues in the field of environment, information or urban life and are willing to struggle to solve these issues. For this purpose, we are inviting students who can share with us the following points of view.

[Invited Personality]

  1. Having sympathy with our philosophy of education
  2. Critical thinking about modern society
  3. International, future oriented and interdisciplinary points of view
  4. Practical mind for solving problems
  5. Communication ability with others
  6. Morality and ethical mind as a scientist

Doctoral Program

[Purpose of Education, Research and Human Resource Development]

The purpose of the Doctoral Program is to develop human resources who have profound insight and ambition to explore new academic areas in relation to environment, information or urban life from interdisciplinary broad perspective, and advanced research and teaching ability

[Invited Personality]

We invites students who have critical mind to the issues and problems on modern human society, research mind to seek practical resolutions in order to maintain sustainable society, and ambitious mind for exploring brand new academic field.

Curriculum Policy

Master's Program

[Required Subjects]

Students should take required subjects in order to complete master thesis under guidance and instruction by teachers of belonging laboratory.

[Specialized Studies]

Students should take subscribed number of “basic specialized subject” in order to acquire interdisciplinary broad knowledge, and also should take subscribed number of “specialized subject“ in order to understand more specialized knowledge of each study field.

[General Common Subjects]

Student should take some general common subjects in order to be a human resource with practical capability for success in the international society, and are required to make presentations including by English on your research.

Doctoral Program

[Advanced Skills for Professionals]

In order to be a professional researcher as well as a teacher and an academic member of the society, students are required to acquire various advanced skills in the circumstance of easily taking advices from any teachers in the graduate school.

[Research for Doctoral Dissertation]

Students are promoting and making progress of their doctoral research under consultation, guidance or instruction by professor and other teachers of their laboratory. .Presentations of each semester are required.

Diploma Policy

Master's Program

[Specialized Knowledge and Applicable Skills]

Acquired the abilities of profound consideration with specialized knowledge for seeking practical resolutions on specific issues in the field of environment, information or urban life.

[Abilities for Analysis and Planning]

Acquired the abilities to find practical resolutions through scientific way of thinking, survey, investigation and analysis.

[Communication Ability and Sense of Responsibility]

Having potentialities for making more progress on research and practices with communication ability and sense of responsibility in order to contribute to international society.

[Research Ethics]

Having morality and ethical mind as a scientific researcher.

Doctoral Program

[Advanced Capability for Scientific Research]

Acquired the advanced and profound research capabilities in terms of to accomplish a specific research project, to integrate a consistent output, to apply to practical resolutions as well as to make contribution by accumulation of wisdom to the society.

[Interdisciplinary Perspective]

Acquired interdisciplinary broad capabilities in terms of to contribute to create brand new value through finding various issues with bird eye’s view and connecting them with advanced knowledge on environment, information or urban life.

[Research Ethics]

Having morality and ethical mind as a scientific researcher.

PROFESSORSProfessors for Master's and Doctoral Courses instructed by English

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