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The School of Global Environmental Studies is composed of the “Doctoral Program in Global Environmental Studies,” designed to foster outstanding researchers responsible for further development of the new field of global environmental studies, and the “Master’s Program in Environmental Management” and “Doctoral Program in Environmental Management,” both designed to foster outstanding practitioners capable of addressing environmental issues from the local to global level. The educational goals of these programs are shown in the following table.

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*Curriculum and completion requirements are available at the link of each title.

  • Doctoral Program in Global Environmental Studies
    This program fosters researchers capable of working at the international level, by tackling global and local environmental issues using innovative outlooks and methodologies that drawn from various fundamental scholarly fields.

  • Doctoral Program in Environmental Management
    This program fosters practically-minded practitioners with international capability, advanced management expertise and the extensive knowledge and skills required to address environmental issues from the local to global level.

  • Master’s Program in Environmental Management
    This program fosters internationally-minded practitioners with the knowledge and practical skills required to tackle environmental problems from the local to global level. This program also fosters researchers capable of working at the international level, by addressing global and local environmental issues using outlooks and methodologies drawn from various fundamental scholarly fields. Most of the courses are held in English or both in English and Japanese.

    Students participating in any of the above programs may enroll in both lecture and elective courses offered in English, in keeping with the Graduate School’s aim to foster professionals capable of working in an international setting. Students seeking to further their interdisciplinary knowledgebase are also able to take credited lecture courses from other schools in Kyoto University.Each program has two components, the general program and the “International Environmental Management Program (IEMP)”. 

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