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研究活動 PhD Short Course in Sustainability 2022

MIRAI 2.0 Project Short Course for PhD Students
“Challenges and Advances in Environmental Change”

Overview

About

Sustainability TEG (Thematic Expert Group) of MIRAI 2.0 Project is hosting a short course for PhD students of all institutions in Sweden and Japan affiliated with the Project.
The course aims to broaden the knowledge of PhD students regarding major challenges and solutions regarding environmental changes.
The course is designed in module format consisting of five modules of lectures, each given by a faculty member from Linköping University and Sophia University. The course also conducts field studies in respective sites both in Sweden and Japan to give students opportunities to learn the wetland restoration and wise use.

Objectives

Having completed the course, students should deepen their knowledge regarding major environmental changes on a local, regional, and global scales. Students should develop a critical perspective on research performed at different knowledge areas, most specifically on potential solutions to mitigate the effects of environmental changes.

Responsible Universities

Sophia University and Linköping University
Program Coordinator: Guangwei Huang (Sophia University)

Program

Modules (Lectures) and instructors

All lectures and discussions will be conducted online via ZOOM.
Each session is 90 minute long.
For course descriptions and instructors’ profile, see the Course syllabus(286.59 KB)

A: “Concept and theory”
Guangwei Huang, Sophia University
Björn-Ola Linnér, Linköping University

B: “Pathways and approaches for SDGs implementation from biogas perspective”
Xuepeng Qian, Sophia University
Stefan Anderberg, Linköping University

C: “Multi-sector partnerships in climate change mitigation and adaptation”
Masachika Suzuki, Sophia University
Anna Ljung, Linköping University

D: "Waste management–challenges in relation to the development of a circular economy"
Xuepeng Qian, Sophia University
Stefan Anderberg, Linköping University

E: "The water-society nexus"
Guangwei Huang, Sophia University
David Bastviken, Linköping University

Field Studies

A limited number of participants will be admitted to the field studies conducted on the sites of wetlands in Sweden and Japan, led by a group of instructors from Linköping and Sophia.
Sites to be visited in Japan will be Sarobtsu Wetland in Hokkaido (bog) and Watarase Wetland in Tochigi Prefecture.

Course schedule

Module Lecture date
Module A
September (to be announced)

Module B
Lecture part Sept. 13 (Tue.) 10:00-11:30 (CEST)/17:00-18:30 (JST)
Seminar part Sept. 20 (Tue.) 10:00-11:30 (CEST)/17:00-18:30 (JST)

Module C
Dec. 6 (Tue.)
Masachika Suzuki 10:00-11:30 (CEST)/17:00-18:30 (JST)
Anna Ljung 11:40-13:10 (CEST)/18:40-20:10 (JST)

Module D
Lecture part Sept. 20 (Tue.) 11:40-13:10 (CEST)/18:40-20:10(JST)
Seminar part Sept. 27 (Tue.) 10:00-11:30 (CEST)/17:00-18:30(JST)

Module E
Sept. 23 (Fri.)
Guangwei Huang 10:00-11:30 (CEST)/17:00-18:30 (JST)
David Bastviken 11:40-13:10 (CEST)/18:40-20:10 (JST)

Field Studies
In Sweden October 3 (Mon) thru 7 (Fri)
In Japan (TBA)

Registration, number of participants

Eligibility

Students enrolled in a PhD course of any MIRAI 2.0 affiliated institutions

Number of participants admitted

Modules (online lectures): No limit is set for the number of participants.
Field studies: A maximum of 20 participants may be admitted.

Registration

● For students of Swedish institutions:
If you apply at the latest 28 June (Tues), send the entry form to the MIRAI2.0 Project manager at your institution.
If you apply 29 June or later, send the entry form directly to the Sophia University Project Manager (mirai-sophia-co@sophia.ac.jp) providing a proof of any kind that he/she is enrolled as a PhD-student at the institution.
Those who would like to take “both online lecture module and field studies”: deadline to send the entry form is July 15 (Fri).
Those who are planning to take only the online lecture modules: send the entry form directly to the Sophia University Project Manager (mirai-sophia-co@sophia.ac.jp). Deadline to send the entry form is August 26 (Fri).

● For students of Japanese institutions:
Send the entry form to the Project Manager of your institution.
Those who are planning to take the online lecture modules: deadline to send the entry form is August 26 (Fri).
Those who would like to take “both online lecture module and field studies”: deadline to send the entry form is July 15 (Fri).
  
〇 MIRAI Project Manager at your institution.

〇 entry form(19.65 KB)

Field studies

Since the number of participants in the field studies in both Japan and Sweden is limited to 20 students, participation will be subject to the decision of their institution.

Costs

There is no charge imposed to the course modules (lectures) except costs related to internet access and digital devices which are to be covered by the participant.
It is ultimately the responsibility of each participant to arrange funding for travelling costs in field studies. The field studies are 1 week in Japan and 1 week in Sweden.

Certificate of accomplishment

There is no academic credits attached to this course.
Certificate of accomplishment will be issued to students who attend all lectures and successfully meet the requirements.

Credit recognition

Academic credits may be granted for the course under the European Credit Transfer System at the discretion of the participant’s institution on evaluation of the course work based on credentials to be issued on request.

Course syllabus

Download the syllabus(286.59 KB)

Contact

Sophia University MIRAI Project Manager: mirai-sophia-co[@]sophia.ac.jp