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The 49th Environmental Engineering Research Forum

Date: November 28 - 30, 2012
Venue: Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Yoshida campus, Kyoto University, Kyoto

Organized by:
Japan Society of Civil Engineers

Co-organized by:
- Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
- Kyoto University International Center for Human Resource Development in Environmental Management
- Kyoto University Global COE Program “Global Center for Education and Research on Human Security Engineering for Asian Megacities”.

Number of attendants: 138

Report 232


This report summarizes the 49th Environmental Engineering Research Forum, held during 28-30 November, 2012 at Kyoto University Clock Tower Centennial Hall, especially focusing on its special sessions. The year is the fifth year of the Environmental Leader Program of the Strategic Funds for the Promotion of Science and Technology (MEXT, FY2008-), and the final year for the five universities which have conducted this program from the first year. Then, special sessions for the Environmental Leader Program and a special seminar on “Environmental Engineering Research, Education and Oversea Development in the Future” were held as parts of the 49th Environmental Engineering Forum in Yoshida campus (29 November, 2012).


In the morning of the day, activities on environmental leader education were presented by 17 universities, which are all universities participating in the Environmental Leader Program, and EcoLeaD (Environmental Consortium for Leadership Development). Then, faculty and student meetings were held to discuss research and education activities with participation from 16 universities, EcoLeaD and JST (Japan Science and Technology Agency). Finally, Special lectures were delivered from four professors/expert: Kazuhiro Eto (Professor Emeritus of the Tokyo Medical and Dental University), Yuzo Ohnishi (Executive board member, Kyoto University), Mikio Ishiwatari (Senior disaster risk management specialist, World Bank) and Motoyuki Suzuki (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo). Around 140 participants joined this event and it was a great success.