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Graduate Student Symposium "RESD (Regional Environment and Sustainable Development) Program"

Date: July 8, 2010
Venue: Room 171 (C1), Katsura Campus, Kyoto University, Japan

Organized by:
Kyoto University Global COE Program "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 50

Report 103


Purpose of RESD Program:
The Graduate School of Engineering in Kyoto University, the Graduate School of Environmental Studies in Tohoku University, the University of Tokyo, the Department of Environmental Science and Engineering in Tsinghua University and the College of Environmental Science and Engineering in Tongji University of China, and Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in KAIST and the School of Environmental Science and Engineering in POSTECH of Korea have decided to pursue the Regional Environment and Sustainable Development (RESD) Program.
The RESD Program is an international program designed to allow highly scientific skilled PhD students to pursue advanced training in environmental science, engineering and management while simultaneously developing workplace skills at international institutions and having deep field study experience for the future world. The program is designed to foster international leaders who will act positively on sustainable environment and society based on Asian-oriented concept. In fiscal year 2010, four universities (Tongji Univ. in China, Kyoto Univ. in Japan, and POSTECH and KAIST in Korea) held the RESD Program between June 27th and July 4th in China, between July 4th and July 11th in Japan, and between July 11th and July 18th in Korea, respectively.


This Symposium were held for the RESD participants and graduate students of Kyoto University to understand the current situations of the environment in the Asian countries and regions and to consider and exchange the ideas regarding the role of the future environment leaders in Asia.
In the Symposium, first, Yoshihisa Shimizu, Professor of Department of Environmental Engineering, Kyoto University, expressed the expectations and ambitions regarding the RESD program. Then, all RESD participants made brief presentations, followed by the discussion and opinion exchange among the participants of the Symposium. More than 50 participants attended the Symposium, bringing together not only professors, but also a large number of graduate students, reflecting a growing interest in the future environment leaders in Asia.
The discussion and exchange of opinions in the Symposium were very lively and fruitful amongst the RESD participants and audience, sharing their perceptions and future visions of the Asian Environment leaders.