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The Symposium "What Does It Mean to Design a Sustainable Society?" Will Be Held on September 14, 2022

Release:Aug 19, 2022 Update:Aug 25, 2022
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Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) will hold a symposium titled "What Does It Mean to Design a Sustainable Society?" on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

 The GSFS established the Sustainable Society Design Center in April 2022. To respond to one of the urgent global issue, designing a sustainable society, the center aims to contribute to research and human resource development on this theme by providing full educational programs on sustainability studies. The center will also offer recurrent programs for adult citizens.

Meanwhile, various endeavors to build a decarbonized society and overall sustainability efforts are undertaken inside and outside the university. Therefore, for the center to have an organic linkage with existing efforts is crucial.

 During the symposium, the goals and activities plans of the Sustainable Society Design Center will be introduced. We will invite keypersons who play important roles both inside and outside of the university in activities for building a sustainable society. They will talk about the possibilities of effective cooperation and expectations for the center to act. We will stream the symposium not only to professors and students within the university but those who are engaged in research, education, economic and social activities relevant to the topic outside the university hoping that the discussions of the symposium will be a good opportunity for all audience to consider meaningful utilization of the center.

 This symposium is the fourth of the GSFS Year-Round Symposium Series 2022. The GSFS has been pursuing the themes, "academic fields integration" and "wisdom adventure" since the school's establishment in 1998. We will hold symposiums to reflect on the outcomes and achievements of the school so far and proceed to the next stage taking up themes closely related to recent public concerns to cultivate the next generation academic fields such as "life of 100 years", "EVs", "deep space exploration", "genome science" "creation of new materials" and more.

Please note that all the contents will be delivered in Japanese.

Date and Time Wednesday, September 14, 2022,  2:00-5:00pm
Method Online
Fee Free
Application

An advance registration is required.
https://sympo.edu.k.u-tokyo.ac.jp/

Organizer Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

PROGRAM

2:00pm Opening
2:05pm

Opening Remarks:
FUJII Teruo President of The University of Tokyo

Keynote Report: "The Endeavors and the System for GX of The University of Tokyo"
OKUBO Tatsuya Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo

Speech: "The Global Trends and Issues of Decarbonized Society"
KAMEYAMA Yasuko Director of Sustainable Society Design Center, GSFS, The University of Tokyo

2:50pm

Reports: "The Responsibility and Efforts of the Sustainable Society Design Center"

(1)The Background and the Importance of Establishing the SSDC   
DEGUCHI Atsushi Dean of GSFS, The University of Tokyo
(2)Achievements and Visions of The University of Tokyo Graduate Program in Sustainability Science Global Leadership Initiative
ONUKI Motoharu Associate Professor, GSFS, The University of Tokyo
(3)Achievements and Visions of UTokyo-MIT-Industry Joint Program for Professional and Graduate Education
HIEKATA Kazuo Professor, GSFS, The University of Tokyo
Bryan MOSER Project Associate Professor, GSFS, The University of Tokyo
(4)The Recurrent Educational Program for Active Workers at the Smart City School
NAKAMURA Fumihiko 東京大学 大学院新領域創成科学研究科 特任教授Project Professor, GSFS, The University of Tokyo

3:40pm

Panel Discussion "What does it mean to design a sustainable society?"

Moderator:
KAMEYAMA Yasuko Director of Sustainable Society Design Center, GSFS, The University of Tokyo

Panelists:
ISHII Naoko Executive Vice President of The University of Tokyo, professor, Institute for Future Initiatives
SAKURAI Takeshi  Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
WATANABE Yasutora   Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
MORIGUCHI Yuichi   Director, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
DEGUCHI Atsushi   Dean, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo

4:55pm

Closing Remarks:
TOKUNAGA Tomochika Vice Dean,GSFS, The University of Tokyo

Facilitator:ISHIHARA Hiroe Associate Professor, Sustainable Society Design Center, The University of Tokyo

Please note that the above program is tempraly scheduled.

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