Career potentials: Opportunities are borderless, locally or globally

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.

Private Enterprises

With assimilated expertise of advanced environmental management and CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) and CSV (Creating Shared Values) of Japanese Corporations

Public Service Offices, local and national

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.

Graduate Schools

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.

Message from Graduates

Towa Demura

  • Rakuten Group, Inc. Marketing Division
  • Graduated in 2021
SCOPE offers a multi-dimensional understanding of sustainability by not only focusing on the environmental, but looking at the bigger picture including social and economic sustainability. Holistic understanding of sustainability is becoming increasingly essential for those entering the workforce as it is no longer knowledge only required by specialists. After graduating SCOPE, I entered a Japanese e-commerce company called Rakuten and was assigned to a department overseeing its sports partnerships. Though the connection between sports and sustainability may not be evident at first glance, I encounter it every day in my day-to-day work such as ensuring that our actions are sustainable. For future students, though sustainability is a very broad concept, SCOPE does an excellent job of providing a diverse range of topics connected to sustainability and I’m certain there will be an aspect that will captivate you. The professors all come from a strong background with expertise in different areas, making information you would only be able to get through extensive research accessible to you every day in the classroom. Finally, please enjoy your precious time as a student, cherish the people that you meet, and I wish all future students a fruitful and stimulating journey at SCOPE.

Miki McAlinn

  • Graduated in 2020
  • Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University
SCOPE helped me build a mindset focused on the importance and future of sustainability. What I learned at Hosei and through my experience of visiting Ishigaki Island let to my field of study at Hokkaido University. Looking back on my time at SCOPE, I am very happy and proud to be a graduate of the program. SCOPE provides curriculums that are similar to U.S. colleges. These classes opened my eyes to the environmental problems we are facing. My undergraduate thesis was on studying the situation of the coral reefs in the Shiraho beach, which I would not have thought to study if not for SCOPE. I hope prospective students take the initiative to tackle the environmental problems around you. A part from academics, I joined the cheerleading team GRANDS and Habitat for Humanity – a volunteer group at Hosei. I made many great friends through these activities. If you find anything you are interested in, please take a step. Lastly, I am very thankful for the professors and the office staff for their great support and help.

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