Enrollment Limit : 20
Degree : Doctorate
URL : http://hse.gcoe.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
Address : Urban Human Security Engineering Education and Research Center, C1, Kyoto University, Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, 615-8540
Please visit http://hse.gcoe.kyoto-u.ac.jp/index.html for details.
This is a doctoral program with a solid interdisciplinary education in the core fields and the four related fields: urban governance, urban infrastructure management, health risk management, and disaster risk management. Studies on these related topics will foster researchers and engineers who have the ability to integrate and apply their knowledge toward ensuring urban human security, while contributing to advances. We aim to instill the following qualities in our academics: creativity (to go beyond the boundaries of the existing specialized fields); internationality (the ability to present and debate research in English, perform education and research activities overseas, and build an international human network); and independence (the ability to plan research, lead education and research, secure research funds, and solve problems in the field). The availability of core content in English and overseas internships for training in the field help students achieve these program objectives. Students who proceed to the Integrated
Course in Human Security Engineering must complete the doctoral completion requirements of that course, rather than those of the department in which they are enrolled. Upon completion of the course, they will be certified as a graduate of the Human Security Engineering Education Program and receive a program certificate in addition to their doctoral degree certificate.
Dr. Minoru Yoneda
Professor of Environmental Engineering in the Graduate School of Engineering.
Students who complete our program will have the ability to work not only at universities or research institutes as researchers, but also in international or government organizations as advanced practitioners. We are seeking ambitious students, keen to engage in problems of Asian megacities. We foster cross-cutting research and prepare practitioners with the abilities to transcend the boundaries of existing specialized fields. We expect our students to acquire internationality, or the ability to present and debate research in English, perform education and research activities overseas, and build an international human network. We also highly value independence, that is, the ability to plan research, lead education and research, secure research funds, and solve problems in the field.