International Course in Urban and Regional Development in the Department of Urban Management

Enrollment: April
Enrollment Limit : 12
(combined capacity with the International Course in
Management of Civil Infrastructure in the Department of
Civil and Earth Resources Engineering)
Degree : Master’s Degree
Address : Address: Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University
Kyoto Daigaku-Katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, 615-8530

Web Site

URL : http://www.um.t.kyoto-u.ac.jp/urd/en/

Course Description:

This is a two-year program leading to a Master of Engineering degree. The department aims to make advances in social analysis technology utilizing urban engineering, traffic engineering, and environmental system engineering to analyze human activities in cities. Research is conducted in urban planning and traffic planning to realize safe and sustainable urban systems. Advances in urban infrastructure relating to building foundations and rivers are examined. The department is working to establish methodologies and engineering techniques for the comprehensive management of urban systems, incorporating assessments of the sustainability of cities based on cutting-edge research and an interdisciplinary perspective that embraces the social sciences and humanities. Advanced information communication technology is integrated with social infrastructure technology in order to realize sustainable, safe, and internationally competitive urban systems that can ensure a high quality of life. Lectures and seminar-based subjects are designed for students to independently plan, implement, summarize and present research results from project surveys and company seminars.

 

Urban planning projects in Kyoto include the removal of telephone poles from its cityscape.

Urban planning projects in Kyoto include the removal of telephone poles from its cityscape.

The introduction of the new CENTRAMs of Toyama City is an example of transportation planning.

The introduction of the new CENTRAMs of Toyama City is an example of transportation planning.

 

Welcome Message:

Dr. Satoshi Fujii

Dr. Satoshi FujiiProfessor of urban and transportation planning, travel behaviour modeling and public psychology for infrastructure planning and management.


In a short period of time, Japan has shifted from being an agricultural country, to one associated with wealth and technological advancement. Such national development was made possible by the concentrated expansion of infrastructure such as railroads and ports. Developed by Japanese civil engineering, this infrastructure was in a large part borne of the civil engineering program at Kyoto University – one of only two of such programs offered in Japan at the turn of the century.
Entering the 21st century, the world has changed drastically. We aim to share our knowledge of civil engineering in the hope of contributing to the world at a new level. Thus were established the civil engineering undergraduate, master, and doctorate level international courses. To all of you, who are aspiring to excel and make a contribution to the development of the global civilization, we welcome you to our international courses for civil engineering at Kyoto University!