International Environmental Management Program

Enrollment: April/October
Enrollment Limit: Master : Small number, Doctor : Small number
Degree: Master’s Degree, Doctoral Degree
Address: Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies,
Kyoto University, Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501



Program Description:

The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) has established the International Environmental Management Program to strengthen educational and research opportunities for international students. GSGES offers a Doctoral Program in Global Environmental Studies for students interested in pursuing environmental research and academic study, and Master’s and Doctoral Programs in Environmental Management for students interested in applied environmental management from the local to global levels. Students who join the International Program will be enrolled in one of these three degree programs.
GSGES features a multidisciplinary program, with faculty drawn from a variety of disciplines, including engineering, agriculture, economics, law and social sciences. It provides practical education on environmental issues through long-term internships, fieldwork and lecture- and discussion-based courses for thesis preparation.

Students explore solutions for environmental problems.

Students explore solutions for environmental problems.

Group fieldwork takes students out of the classroom.

Group fieldwork takes students out of the classroom.


Welcome Message:

Dr. Takeshi Katsumi

Dr. Takeshi KatsumiProfessor of the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies. He has been engaged in research on geoenvironmental engineering including remediation and waste containment.


The Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) fosters outstanding researchers as well as outstanding environmental practitioners who are capable of addressing local and global environmental problem based on a wide range of experience. We are seeking students who wish to work across the boundaries. 
Our program appeals to students who are looking for all that defines Kyoto University – diverse and progressive education and innovation with a free spirit. The atmosphere of the university and the traditional Japanese city of Kyoto will also be attractive for international students and researchers who wish to conduct research related to environmental issues. The program has been successful in attracting highly qualified overseas students from Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and Latin America. We have established a place for students of all cultures to work cooperatively.