This program seeks to foster a new generation of internationally-aware environmental leaders who are able to focus on finding solutions to an array of diverse global and regional environmental problems. Through theoretical study and practical experience relating to the interdisciplinary field of environmental management, students will focus on generating solutions to a number of issues facing the Asian region today, such as growing population concentration in urban areas, rapid economic development, the widening gap between cities and rural areas, ecological conservation, the eradication of poverty, regional disaster prevention, urban environments and sanitation.
The program also seeks to cultivate environmental leaders able to contribute to the design of optimal ways for diverse societies to reduce their carbon footprint, mitigate the effects of global warming, and formulate policies on resource recycling and environmental management. All educational and research aspects of the program are overseen by the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES), the Graduate School of Engineering (GSE), and the Graduate School of Energy Science (GSES).
Students acquire environmental management leadership skills and knowledge through this program in three ways: 1) by writing a master's or doctoral thesis grounded in field research on environmental improvements conducted in or beyond Asia, 2) by participating in an internship program, which offers internship placements at environmental policy and international organizations, national and local administrations, and environmentally-focused businesses both in Japan and overseas, and 3) by studying a range of subjects offered in the EML Program.
The goal of this program is to foster a new generation of internationally-aware environmental leaders, able to focus on finding solutions to a wide spectrum of global and regional environmental problems.