Enrollment Limit : Master’s degree: 20, Doctoral Degree: 20
Degree : Master’s degree, Doctoral Degree
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 master and 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 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 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.