Sustainability and Humanities - a Promotional Project of “The University of Tokyo: Vision 2020”

  • SDG6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • SDG10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG12 Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
  • SDG13 Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
Norichika Horie
Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology
The humanities are intellectual activities aimed at constructing the whole picture of and of human beings and societies through focusing on general words (concepts) and logic, a pursuit of what lies at the root of them. This project intends to draw fully on these characteristics of the humanities to discuss the sustainability of human beings and societies, and attempts to provide a integrated perspective on various issues related to sustainability including SDGs. We held many study sessions and other activities during the 1st series period (2009-2014) to deepen our discussion. In the currently 2nd series period (2015-2020), we continue activities with researchers from multiple disciplines to examine what value is to be sustained.
Study sessions and symposia
Humanities and sustainability

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- KOJIMA, Tsuyoshi, “Historical Documents of Earthquakes in Chaina for Sustainability Studies”, Annual Report of Center for Evolving Humanities: Study of Cultural Exchange, No.30, 2017.


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