Aiming for the proliferation and development of Human Security Engineering–a new academic field that goes beyond the borders of existing disciplines such as Civil Engineering, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, and Disaster Prevention Engineering, which have tended to progress on separate levels until now–this GCOE has established a website to announce its latest activities and used Kyoto University and its seven overseas bases as hubs to issue newsletters and distribute information throughout Asia and the world. In addition, brochures including area-specific activities are published in each overseas base to appeal to local students, practitioners, and researchers.
Those published materials give an overview of Human Security Engineering, provide reports of our activities in symposia and workshops, and introduce research fields and the research conducted by young researchers and PDs. This has greatly contributed to the proliferation activities of this GCOE program in Japan and overseas. The newsletter is scheduled to be issued quarterly in the future.
We also disseminate this new discipline through the publication of a textbook series in the English language.