Interdisciplinary research with integrated educational guidance as well as reorganization and integration of disciplines

We train new type of specialists who will perform interdisciplinary research using the reorganization and integration of disciplines and considering “ENVIRONMENT” as a key concept.

Focused research on Human Environment


Global Environmental Studies
Water Quality Management
Environmental Ecology


Urban Environmental Planning
Urban Public Planning
Environmental Information Studies


Cultural Environmentology
International Human Rights Studies


Environmental Management
Environmental Sociology

Body & Mind

Environmentology for the mind and body
Studies in psychosomatic medicine
Sports Medicine

  • Trained individuals with theoretical analysis abilities, and research and analysis
  • Trained individuals with superior qualities who have studied advanced technology and environmental issues, and whose activities in international organizations and sites are expected.

Training students for the challenges of the 21st century

Professional Jobs involved in city policiesPublic officer. Construction and Environmental
consultant, Developer
Generalists who can respond to environmental measuresPublic officer, Distributive trade. Production section or sales department of various companies
Researchers/policy makers Involved In the environmental fieldUniversity, Public research organization.Research Institute of a private enterprise
On-site environmental problem solutionAdministration, Company, NPO/NGO. Education
Activities involved in InternationalInternational organization, Government organization
As a school teacher in his/her home countryEach country’s educational institution

Integrated guidelines and interdisciplinary researches

The integrated approach is implemented by three advisory academic professors of the faculty to guide each student’s study theme in order to train a student as a specialist. Three years are required for a student to graduate. After completing the course of study [special lecture for Human Environment Studies] and passing a doctoral dissertation, graduates will be awarded a doctorate of Human Environment Studies.

Image Flow of Doctoral Degree Course

First year

May: Placement of three advisory academic professors and formulation of a study plan

February: Creation of a thesis outline

special lecture for Human Environment Studies

Second year

July: Interim report and written test

February: Mid-presentation

Third year

July: Application of thesis presentation and determination of thesis committee

September: Determination of thesis examination start

October: Thesis presentation and examination

February: Certification of thesis

Individuals who work during the day or night

Various cultural challenges and environmental problems have become serious contemporary problems. It is thought that there are few individuals who had studied the said division systematically and who are specially engaged in related business. In this course, we gratefully welcome positive individuals who work during the day or night, who can review and relearn his/her field of study. Along with a personal theme, you can use the academic results of a related domain to promote your research. Candidates are not restricted to graduates who have finished a master’s course of graduate school. We can also consider your previous business achievements as eligibility requirements for an examination. Moreover, the flexible guidance system corresponding to every student is prepared after entrance.

Foreign students

The number of foreign students from Asia has rapidly increased throughout Japan and in this university. The speed of development in other parts of Asia, specifically China, easily exceeds Japan. Also, China looks to follow the same path that Japan did in the past, in terms of population growth coupled with development. Therefore, in each country and area, it is a very difficult situation to maintain current environmental standards in the future. In the future, it is inevitable that environment deterioration in Asia will bring about global-scale environmental impacts. For foreign students who have concerns about the promotion of economic activities in his/her own country, the purpose of this course is to produce individuals trained to exercise leadership in his/her country after returning home.

Transfer students from other university graduate schools,
individuals who work during the day or night, and foreign students can take any offered courses necessary as long as
they are in the first half of the doctoral degree course,