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KU-TU International Symposium on Education and Research in Environmental Management: 4th Symposium of Kyoto University EML Program

Date: December 11, 2011
Venue: Multi-function Hall, 1st Floor of Building CII, Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University

Organized by:
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University

Co-organized by:
SCF project, “International Center for Human Resources Development in Environmental Management

Supported by:
GCOE program, "Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities"

Number of attendants: 92

Report 191


During the past three years, we had very successful symposia in Kyoto, Hanoi and Hue and this year the symposium was held in Shenzhen, China. The objectives of this symposium are to report on the progress of education and research activities at the Kyoto University, the overseas field campuses (Shenzhen, Hue and Hanoi) and the other collaborating universities in Asia, to evaluate the achievements, and to discuss the future directions and expansion of the program.


Together with 92 participants including faculties and students from China and Vietnam as well as from Kyoto University and other Japanese companies attended in this symposium. The symposium started with welcome address from Prof. Koboyashi Shintaro, Dean of the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University followed by the opening address from Prof. Kang Feiyu, Dean of Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University. In the session 1, Prof. Fujii Shigeo, EML program leader, Kyoto University summarized the progress of EML program in Kyoto University. In the session 2, Prof. Guan Yuntao (Shenzhen), Assoc. Prof. Huynh Trung Hai (Hanoi), and Assoc. Prof. Le Van An (Hue) reported their activities and experiences from the three field campuses.
In the afternoon, Session 3, Mr. Guo Jianning and Mr. Azuma Takashi described about their experiences during the student exchange between Tsinghua University and Kyoto University. The following session (Session 4) was the last session of the symposium with oral and poster presentations from the students. The master and doctoral students from Tsinghua University and Kyoto University presented their research works in various environmental fields including engineering, agriculture and policy. The valuable discussion on their researches and activities had been done throughout the symposium. Finally, Prof. Tanaka Hiroaki (Director of Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology) gave the summary and closing remarks. This symposium was closed with great success.