On-site Research Training in Clinical Environmental Studies I  (5400036)
Common Subjects, G30 Earth and Environmental Sciences Graduate Program, G30 Civil and Environmental Engineering Graduate Program
Course  :  Doctoral Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Professor KATO, Hirokazu
Associate Professor HIRANO, Yasuhiro
Associate Professor KAWAMURA, Noriyuki
Professor TAKANO Masao
Designated Assistant Professor SUGIYAMA Noriko
Assistant Professor KAKIMOTO, Yuji
Assistant Professor MIYASAKA, Takafumi
Credits  :  2
Semester  :  T.B.A
Class schedule  :  Intensive   
Classroom  :  T.B.A
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.
1. Guidance of the Integrated Environmental Studies Course
Date and time: 17:00-18:30, Thursday, 9th April  【Closed】
Venue: Lecture Room 3, 3rd floor, Environmental Studies Building

2. Registration / Application for Research Assistant
Closing date: 17:00, Thursday, 16 April  【Extend the deadline to May (tbd.)】

3. First meeting
Date and time: 15:00-16:30, Friday, 24 April 【Postporned the meeting until May (tbd.)】
Venue: Seminar Room 3, 3rd floor, Environmental Studies Building

This training course provides the students with on-site research training (ORT) opportunities. The ORT 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.
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 Kiso town, Nagano prefecture, among the Ise Bay Bio-region, in 2020. 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 on 9th April.
Grading Criteria
The evaluation will be based on the frequency of participation in the field survey and the quality of presentation in the class.
Course Textbook
PDF file of Chapter 4, "Clinical Environmental Studies" (in English) will be provided.
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)
Assistant Professor KAKIMOTO, Yuji