The Faculty of Sustainability Studies, in which SCOPE was established, has been successful in maintaining high rates of employment across various types of industries, including Japanese corporations active in overseas and global operations. Many of the graduates also pursue academic career and research interest on particular subjects of their own choosing at graduate schools.
SCOPE will offer the opportunity of not only getting fundamental knowledge about internationally established subjects at university level, but also obtaining Japanese knowledge and experience, all in English – a most useful lingua franca.
In SCOPE, with its carefully designed curriculum, students can learn about the experience and efforts that Japan, in particular, has been making in order to achieve a sustainable society. Its graduates will become valuable glocal human resources capable of universally applying their knowledge and experience in both local and global contexts.
With assimilated expertise of advanced environmental
management and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and CSV (Creating Shared Values) of Japanese Corporations
With in-depth observation of the practices implemented in Japan to overcome various issues, which may already exist or reach your own countries and international society in the near future.
To further quest for ideas of a new society
After World War II, Japan’s economies grew rapid rates that no other country had ever achieved at that time. Presently, it has to face various difficult and fundamental issues such as international environmental problems, decreasing birthrates and aging population, to name a few.
That is why the term “a country of advanced problems/issues” often applies to Japan. We believe the firsthand knowledge and experience that Japan has accumulated can help or facilitate other countries, individually or regionally, to learn through their own efforts to realize a sustainable society. SCOPE students can also become vocal and real innovators to tackle these problems since SCOPE provides a unique and rare opportunity for them to fuse their own experiences with Japanese experiences.
To meet those goals, SCOPE incorporates Field Workshops. That is, getting out of the class room and meeting people who are dealing with issues in various fields, in order to better understand how to relate class-room studies to real-life issues. SCOPE will enable students to acquire specific knowledge and experience, which are often regarded as applicable only to Japan, and transform this knowledge and experience into a competitive advantage which can be used in both local and global contexts.
In my four years of studies at the Facility of Sustainability Studies, I have actively learned about the environmental issues of the international society, and I have also learned a lot about the domestic affairs of Japan. I am now working at a company that is involved in infrastructure construction in developing countries. Based on the thorough understanding of the complicated issues of developing countries, and the various perspectives and way of thinking that I have acquired in the Facility of Sustainability Studies, I am able to apply what I have learnt to my current job. The training to think and comprehend questions that have no answers provided is the most important thing for my current job.