University of Tokyo Free Online Course on Sustainability Science

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University of Tokyo is offering free online course on Sustainability Science – A Key Concept for Future Design. In this course, you will learn about historical and current sustainability issues that have emerged around the world, as well as some of the approaches that have been used to solve them.

In this four week course, applicants will discover sustainability science by learning theoretical concepts and practical applications in Japan and around the world. The course will start on March 31, 2017.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 4 weeks
Effort: 2-3 hours pw
Subject: Environmental studies
Institution: University of Tokyo and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $ 49
Session: Course Starts on March 31, 2017

Providers’ Details

The University of Tokyo was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, UTokyo offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. The university aims to provide its students with a rich and varied academic environment that ensures opportunities for both intellectual development and the acquisition of professional knowledge and skills.

About This Course

Sustainability is indispensable for the future of humankind. Sustainability science has emerged as an effort to tackle the complex problems the world is facing today. Lecturers from different disciplines provide a holistic overview of key issues in sustainability including industrial pollution, an aging society, human-nature connection, urban planning, resilience, environmental governance, and education for sustainable development.

Why Take This Course?

In this course, Students will learn about historical and current sustainability issues that have emerged around the world, as well as some of the approaches that have been used to solve them. Students will be exposed to industrial and water pollution control issues, in addition to challenges caused by an aging and shrinking population.

Learning Outcomes

  • Historical lessons and current sustainability challenges in Japan and other parts of the world
  • International and Japanese initiatives in the field of human-nature connection
  • Japanese experience in urban-rural land use mixture
  • Frontier knowledge in the area of environmental governance and ESD
  • Theoretical concepts of sustainability science

Instructors

Takashi Mino
Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Kazuhiko Takeuchi
Director and Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S)
The University of Tokyo

Makoto Yokohari
Professor of the School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo

Masahide Horita
Professor at the Depritaartment of International Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Yuto Kitamura
Associate Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education
Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science
The University of Tokyo

Motoharu Onuki
Associate Professor, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Shogo Kudo
Project Researcher, Graduate Program in Sustainability Science-Global Leadership Initiative, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Akito Murayama
Associate Professor, School of Engineering
The University of Tokyo

Toru Terada
Lecturer, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Toshinori Tanaka
Project Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences
The University of Tokyo

Requirements

None

How To Join This Course

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