International Inaugural Symposium for UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management for Sustainable Development

Introduction on Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan Univ. (R-DMUCH) and UNESCO Chair International Training Course on “Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management” Prof. Takeyuki Okubo, Director, Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage (UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Disaster Risk Management), Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Pioneering Higher Education and Research for Sustainable Development (HESD) through collaboration of UNESCO Chairs and Centres


This symposium seeks to promote dialogue, exchange and collaboration, including academic research and networking amongst UNESCO Chairs and Centres. It will also lay the groundwork for expanding and strengthening the academic network for collaboration and exchange in higher education and research between Kyoto University and partner universities/organisations.