International Course for Sustainable Environmental Engineering
The purpose of this program
In recent years, global climate change, believed to be the result of global warming, has caused large-scale disasters around the world, and the trend toward decarbonization as a fundamental solution to this problem has accelerated worldwide. On the other hand, the global turmoil caused by soaring fossil fuel prices resulting from international conflicts has once again highlighted the fact that it is not easy to achieve both a stable energy supply and decarbonization. In order to solve the current global environmental problems, it is essential to foster human resources who can tackle these problems by not only acquiring knowledge of individual issues, but also advanced expertise based on an outlook that integrates the different fields related to these problems. The goal of this program is thus to train researchers and engineers who are experts in geo-environmental engineering.
International Course for Sustainable Environmental EngineeringThis program targets in particular Asia and Africa, which are rich in energy and metallic mineral resources and undergoing rapid development. While economic development is prioritized in these regions, environmental and disaster countermeasures lag behind, and development in these regions is far from sustainable. As a result, development in these regions is exacerbating global environmental problems, while climate change then acts to cause extensive disaster damage in these regions which are particularly vulnerable to disasters. Therefore, it is extremely important to deepen young people’s understanding of global environmental problems and the resulting climate change and disasters in these regions, and to foster their interest in countermeasures against such problems, not only for the healthy development of these regions but also for solving global environmental problems without borders.
In order to achieve the aforementioned goals, this program will, with the collaboration of the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and the Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering, provide education in the areas of renewable energy, quantum energy, resource development, the underground and sub-seabed storage, and land and marine infrastructure development for disaster prevention and mitigation in collaboration with the Department of Earth Resources Engineering, the Department of Civil Engineering, the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering, and the Department of Applied Quantum Physics and Nuclear Engineering. In addition to the lectures, fieldwork related to the above will be conducted. In addition to lectures, students will be trained to apply their expertise to other fields and to create new ideas by integrating knowledge from multiple fields through field training and discussions among course students in seminars on global environmental issues. In addition, since these field training programs and seminars are attended by students of many nationalities, including Japanese students, they are expected to have the secondary effect of fostering cross-cultural understanding and internationality. In addition, for students whose native language is not English, experts will teach them how to write scientific papers and give presentations at international conferences, so that they can acquire the skills needed to become world-class researchers.
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