Global sustainability challenges need partnerships between academia and industry. AGS Todai has been doing this in its monthly Strategic Sustainability Seminars since 2007. Over twenty Japanese companies active in diverse business fields, including construction, food, chemical, cement, and real estate, have joined. They come to get comprehensive knowledge about sustainability for the future.
Themes this year have included climate change and business, renewable energy, food and health, cities and transportation, natural resources, aging society and transportation, and risk management. Todai faculty members give a broad synthesis of the topic, as well as reports from their AGS Todai research projects, and then spend time discussing with the company representatives. Through these seminars, the circle of collaboration between UT faculty and industry is expanding.