This news release originally appeared on the website of the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS), The University of Tokyo on 23 April 2018.
Nagoya University established a new Research Center for Future Earth on 1 April, 2018. Based on the world-leading accomplishments of Nagoya University in a range of research areas including earth environmental studies, forest ecosystem research, and sustainable regional development, the Research Center for Future Earth is designed to enable Nagoya University to meaningfully participate in the Future Earth (FE), a global academic platform. The center aims to contribute to resolving a variety of global and local-scale issues related to FE, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The center will implement the following FE concepts into concrete research topics, providing leading examples for the international academic community: (1) solution-oriented, (2) effective interdisciplinary collaboration, and (3) transdisciplinary research design and initiatives. The Research Center for Future Earth’s secretariat will be hosted in the Graduate School of Environmental Studies for the time being. The center is currently planned to exist for the next 5 years (from 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023).
A preliminary kick-off workshop “Frontier of Future Earth researches in Nagoya University” was held on Monday, 12 March to commemorate the establishment of the Research Center for Future Earth. Kaohei OKAMOTO the Dean of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies explained the aims of the Research Center and gave an overview of the workshop. This was followed by a number of presenters who described the active research areas at Nagoya University related to Future Earth, and concluded by an explanation of the current situation and objectives of Future Earth research in Japan and the world.
At the kick-off workshop
For more details, please refer to the document below.
Research Center for Future Earth, Nagoya University