With twelve faculties and eighteen graduate schools, Hokkaido University has the capacity to offer interdepartmental graduate studies in Sustainability Education. Students take the programme in addition to their masters or doctoral programmes to cultivate comprehensive judgement skills.
The university also offers intensive training programmes for university instructors and professionals overseas to instigate change toward a more sustainable society (e.g. control of infectious disease, integrated waste management, water management, stabilization of food supply and stabilization of forest resources).
An interdisciplinary approach to research is taken to seek answers to common themes, such as conservation of the global environment that unite us as human beings. In outreach efforts, HU contributes to society by sponsoring ‘Sustainability Weeks’ every year. The symposia and public lectures are open to students, researchers and the general public, providing a forum for discussions based on the most updated research.
Read more on the University’s website.