Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences
|Master's Course||Doctoral Course|
|Environment and Natural Sciences||40||12|
|Environment and System Sciences||40||10|
|Information Media and Environment Sciences||45||12|
|Innovation Management and Environmental Sciences||11||5|
|Risk Management and Environmental Sciences||37||9|
One of the major issues we face in this century is how to realize an innovative and progressive society with finite resources. The Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences (EIS) was established in 2001 to direct graduates in interdisciplinary fields of environment and information, including natural, artificial, information and social environments to broaden their ways of thinking and equip them with expertise.
The EIS is home to 700 graduate students and 95 faculty and staff members. It comprises five academic departments to conduct graduate education on a wide variety of topics concerning diverse environment and information issues. These are: Environment and Natural Sciences, Environment and System Sciences, Information Media and Environment Sciences, Innovation Management and Environmental Sciences, and Risk Management and Environmental Sciences.
The five-year course of study at the EIS is divided into two parts: an initial two years for a Master’s degree and a subsequent three years for a Doctor’s degree. Both Master’s and Doctor’s degrees are awarded in the fields of Natural Sciences, Engineering, Information Sciences, Environment Sciences, and Technology Managements.
Department of Environment and Natural Sciences
The department provides research and education on ecology, geo-science, bioscience and applied chemistry. It assists graduates to grasp the systems of life on the earth from the micro systems of molecules and cells to macro systems of geo-environmental changes and ecosystems.
The department trains students to become researchers and technical and managerial staff members who can contribute to the realization of ideal global environments.
- Specialization in Earth and Ecology
- Specialization in Life and Environment Sciences
Department of Environment and System Sciences
The department provides research and education on designing and constructing environmentally friendly materials, structures and systems, with an added-view point of life cycle assessment. The department trains individuals who are able to make creative, practical and multimodal policies, find comprehensive solutions and address global issues to bring about a recycling and sustainable society.
- Specializations in Materials System
- Specialization in System Design
Department of Information Media and Environment Sciences
In addition to data processing technologies for creating advanced information environments, the department provides comprehensive research and education on information analysis, modeling and design, and on mathematical analytical approaches to the complex systems in nature. The department trains students to become researchers, development engineers and environmental analysts as well as system designers and system integrators in the field of information and environment.
- Specialization in Information Media
- Specialization in Environmental Information Analysis
Department of Innovation Management and Environmental Sciences
The department takes an interdisciplinary approach to social and environmental issues, providing three different knowledge spheres: (1) basic ideas and promotion strategies for innovation, (2) overall knowledge on social factors such as changes in social environment, human cognitive attitudes and social acceptance procedures, and (3) knowledge on earth or natural environmental issues. The department trains students to be advanced specialists in environmental and Information Communication Technology (ICT) business, technological innovation management and assessment, public policy making and NGO activities.
Department of Risk Management and Environmental Sciences
Focusing on basic principles of risk in the living environments of humans, plants and animals, as well as on disaster related risk for cities and industrial activity, the department provides research and education to comprehend the structures of risks in the modern world and how social factors influence the risks. The department trains students in skills to devise methods for environmental risk management, evaluation and improvement.
- Specialization in Environment Management
- Specialization in Safety Management
- Division of Natural Environment and Information
- Division of Artificial Environment and Information
- Division of Social Environment and Information
The missions of the faculty are to conduct innovative and leading research in environmental and information sciences, and to solve complex problems in order to achieve a sustainable society.
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