Sophia Island Sustainability Institute

Sophia Island Sustainability Institute was established on July 1, 2022, for the purpose to harness the transdisciplinary expertise within Sophia University alongside that of international partners to enable valuable research and related activities to be undertaken in collaboration with island partners in Japan and overseas that supports island sustainability for the benefit of all.


Specifically, we conduct research activities with the following goals.

  1. Establish a hub for island sustainability research within Sophia University that is focused on both Japan’s islands and overseas island territories, identifying valuable synergies and sharing learnings.
  2. Develop an ongoing calendar of educational activities.
  3. Create opportunities for educational exchange and research collaborations between Japan and other island nations and territories, and between Sophia University and other organizations and institutions.
  4. Build a domestic and international network of colleagues and partners for research and project collaborations that includes academic institutions and other organizations engaged in island sustainability/related research.

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For Others, With Others