The Symposium "What Does It Mean to Design a Sustainable Society?" Will Be Held on September 14, 2022
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|
An advance registration is required.
|Organizer||Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo|
Keynote Report: "The Endeavors and the System for GX of The University of Tokyo"
Speech: "The Global Trends and Issues of Decarbonized Society"
Reports: "The Responsibility and Efforts of the Sustainable Society Design Center"
（1）The Background and the Importance of Establishing the SSDC
Panel Discussion "What does it mean to design a sustainable society?"
Facilitator：ISHIHARA Hiroe Associate Professor, Sustainable Society Design Center, The University of Tokyo
Please note that the above program is tempraly scheduled.