To tackle global environmental problems, in addition to scientific knowledge, various skills are required. These include the ability to decide on and enact rules that will solve problems through international cooperation that goes beyond individual technologies and specific regions. This program provides a curriculum based upon “existing courses/specialties” of the Graduate School of Media and Governance and “existing specialized subjects” of the Graduate School of Science and Technolog. By completing modules in a major and a minor that they select from the four study areas, students increase their specialism in their major field and at the same time gain a comprehensive vision through their minor field.
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL
We develop skills in measuring the cause and effect of environmental changes within information spaces, and train human resources to achieve global environmental systems equipped with the ability to respond to interim changes brought on by persistent, yet gradually advancing, environmental change, as well as the ability to respond promptly to dramatic environmental change in emergencies. We are responsible for generating multidisciplinary systems that integrate technical and societal rules.
ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
While focusing on each of the independently developed fields of the environment and information, students will learn the methods to construct environmental information systems as a new field of study. They will acquire the skills to implement environmental measurements through ICT technology, analyze data, and construct information-sharing systems. They will also acquire analytical capabilities and study scientific opinions and ideas on environmental data and methods to develop countermeasures.
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY PROFESSIONAL
We train human resources who are able to construct processes leading to policy proposals acceptable to relevant parties overall, while giving consideration to the individual interests of stakeholders with differing interests in environmental policy options. We are responsible for interdisciplinary solutions and establishing international conferences related to global problems and the like, as well as consensus building and creating international rules.
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY MANAGEMENT
The goal is for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and methods to create and implement international environmental policy. Students will participate in simulated international negotiations to cultivate their negotiating skills and will also engage in experiential practice on environmental-measuring technology to develop their basic technical capabilities and ability to create policies based on an analysis of the environment.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOSCIENCE AND POLICY PROFESSIONAL
We train human resources as professionals to draft proposals for management strategies, execute policies, implement management strategies, and draft policy proposals based on appropriate data to possess a foundation in environmental chemistry and policy, and to design specific systems such as system support frameworks and global environmental systems. We are responsible for standardization and determining policy within public and international institutions and for generating corporate value from an environmental perspective within corporations.
ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOSCIENCE AND POLICY
The objective is for students to learn the methods of investigative analysis for environmental technologies and environmental policies. Toward this goal, they will be taught an interdisciplinary approach as they address specific environmental issues and will eventually acquire the overall capability to understand the issues holistically and choose the types of systems to construct and initiate when they have limited time and resources.
LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEM PROFESSIONAL
We train human resources in the ability to detect and respond to dramatic environmental change in real spaces as well as gradual environmental change through hardware technology focusing on real spaces. We are responsible for constructing and running long-term and stable systems of high environmental load and systems with high additional information within the large-scale systems that support the foundations of society.
LARGE-SCALE ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS
In order to solve today’s environmental and energy problems, we must analyze them from a variety of aspects, such as the scales of space and time, and then construct environmental and energy systems. This course employs both scientific rationality and social rationality, and students will learn to think for themselves and create their own proposals.