Program for Capacity Building in
Global Water-Environmental Engineering
“Research Center for Global Water Environment and Water Disaster Information” attached to the Institute of Science and Engineering
The Institute of Science and Engineering was founded in 1992 with a view to contributing to the promotion of strategic research activities by researchers in the field of science and engineering. In April 1, 2014, “Research Center for Global Water Environment and Water Disaster Information” (referred after as “Center” ) was established as attached center which promotes the research on the adaptation measures in the field of civil engineering using the Archive related to global water environment and water disaster information.
The main activities of the center are three, namely, (1)As the first "Archive Center for Global Water Environment and Water Disaster Information" in Japan, carries out information dissemination to other countries,(2) Nurturing the water environment and the water disaster special researcher who can play an active part in international society, and (3) To promote the research on the adaptation measures in the field of civil engineering using the most advanced information on global water environment and water disaster.
Researches will be conducted under whole the participation of teaching staff of the civil and environmental engineering major, Graduate School of Science and Engineering as well as cooperation with the domestic relevant ministries, agencies, societies and research institutes which the major has already made the fine relationships.
In addition, the Center is closely related to the “Program for Capacity Building in Global Water-Environmental Engineering” (referred after as “Program”)
which the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2010,established as a central activity of the “highly skilled professionals development projects through the exchange among universities of Japan, China, the Republic of Korea and other countries”(now “Campus Asia” base support projects).Such as (1)The program supports the researcher’s capacity building in the water environment and water disaster field,(2) Information dissemination and research support are obtained from partner universities of China, South Korea Vietnam and Thailand, (3) Two students who completed the “global water environmental engineering sub-major” (now “global water environment course”) as the first and the second students of the Program (one Japanese student and one overseas student), participate in a research team as associate- researchers. The strength of business performance of the Program is also good used for various activities of the center.