On-site Research Training in Clinical Environmental Studies II (004046)
Professor KATO, Hirokazu
Professor TAKANO, Masao
Associate Professor HIRANO, Yasuhiro
Associate Professor KAWAMURA, Noriyuki
Associate Professor SUGIYAMA, Noriko
Assistant Professor KAKIMOTO, Yuji
Assistant Professor MIYASAKA, Takafumi
To learn the methods of problem-solving and widen one's perspectives to environmental issues through the activities of "identifying environmental issues, planning & conducting the research activities, and putting the results for publication to be of use of local people". This also helps to obtain learning experiences which one cannot have when only researching and staying in one's own research field and laboratory.
This training course provides the students with on-site research training (ORT) opportunities. The ORT is developed to equip the students with the capacity to conduct newly-proposed Clinical Environmental Studies (CES). CES aims to solve societal issues associated environmental sustainability and resilience by means of experimental approach (continuous hypothesis development regarding diagnosis, prescription and treatment) in collaboration between researchers and stakeholders from various fields and expertise. In the ORT, graduate students and teaching staffs from diverse disciplines of natural sciences, social sciences and humanities form study groups to identify problems that threaten the natural and societal sustainability in the specified area of Ise Bay Bioregion, Japan, where Nagoya University is located. The study groups then search the possible solutions and predict the effects and impacts of proposed solutions, in tandem with residents and local governments.
The students are able to understand the complexity of the whole picture of so-called environmental problems, the difficulty of appropriate understanding and solving such problems, and necessary issues that are to be clarified towards true solution, through proactive participation in the ORT. Those who participate in this training course are to be very effective to nurture the capacity that are needed in various professional positions such as international/domestic environmental managers/engineers/scientists and environment specialists in governments/private companies, as well as project leaders of integrated research in the field of the environment.
We will conduct the ORT in Shirakawa town and Higashishirakawa village, Gifu prefecture, among the Ise Bay Bio-region, in 2018. The training is a mixture of regular classes and intensive field survey. The contents include:
1)Pre-examination on the campus
2)Field survey by all members (2 nights 3 days)
3)Theme-specific research and survey by separate study groups
4)Development of integrated prescription towards problem solving
5)Presentation of proposed prescription in the field; environmental impact assessment/simulation
The details will be explained at the guidance of the Integrated Environmental Studies Course:
Date and time: 16:30-18:00, Friday, 13th April 2018
Venue: Lecture Room 3, 3rd floor, Environmental Studies Building, Higashiyama Campus
The evaluation will be based on the frequency of participation in the field survey and the quality of presentation in the class.
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
Please make sure to subscribe both “personal accident insurance for students pursuing education and research (PAS)” and “liability insurance coupled with PAS” (Japan Educational Exchanges and Services).
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese and English
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese and English
▪ Questions in English : Available
e-mail address / Tel No / Room of Instructor(s)
Associate Professor SUGIYAMA, Noriko