We foster engineers who can establish safe and secure infrastructure
We are now facing problems with a falling birthrate and aging population, globalization and the localization of environmental problems and frequently-occurring large-scale natural disasters. Under these circumstances, how to establish and maintain a safe and secure infrastructure as well as a high-quality natural or urban environment is becoming increasingly important in construction engineering. To solve these problems, we need expert engineers who have specialized knowledge in construction, environment, disaster prevention and welfare, and the abilities to integrate further specialized knowledge and to respond to problems comprehensively and flexibly. The program provides specialized knowledge through classroom lectures and seminars, and face-to-face instruction by faculty members so that students can learn the skills essential for finding research topics, planning research projects, choosing research methods and preparing technical papers. Through these processes, we foster expert engineers and researchers who can establish a safe and secure infrastructure.
Research into disaster prevention from a broad range of fields in cooperation with the Research Center for Regional Disaster Management
Many faculty members of our department are working in cooperation with the Research Center for Regional Disaster Management. We research to mitigate the damages of local natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunami, volcanoes, and floods.
Solving regional problems with engineering techniques
Many research problems are not inside the university, but are outside, in the field. The planning of urban transportation and environmental impact surveys on our rivers are just a part of it. We solve regional problems in cooperation with residents. That is what we are doing here.