S Myo Chit Zaw

Teacher Trainer, Pyinya Sanyae Institute of Education, Yangon, Myanmar

M.A., Graduated in 2016

I had a remarkable time during my studies at Sophia University. I developed not only academic skills but also an international outlook. The most astounding skill I developed at the Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies was the skill to conduct research, which has been contributing tremendously to my teaching career at our institute. I am going to move to an associate research position next year.


George Ndege

Assistant Conservator of Forests, Kenya Forest Service

M.A., Graduated in 2016

I enjoyed the opportunity of one-on-one consultation with the lecturers, who always were available for assistance. The courses are tailored towards solving current and emerging global environmental issues with a multidisciplinary approach, field exposures, and up-to-date reading materials. I met some incredible people from all over the world and made incredible memories on visits to the countryside of Miyagi prefecture and to Shiretoko goko national park for field exposure. Thanks to the skills and knowledge I acquired at the graduate school, I have gained the ability to understand the global environment and to think globally and act locally for inter-generational and intra-generational equity.

Masato Yamazaki

Assistant Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University

Ph.D., Graduated in 2010

I worked on international trade of recycled products with for my dissertation. After the graduation, I worked at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Currently I am doing research on the economic impact of a natural disaster at Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University. Through the career, I have been developing several economic simulation models evaluating the effects of environmental policies or a natural disaster on an economy. It is important for us to learn analytical skills and theories as well as to have passion in order to resolve environmental issues.

Mami Yoshikawa

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, Sophia University

Ph.D., Graduated in 2009

I conducted a research on the harmony between environmental conservation and economic development in developing countries from the perspective of human resource development for my dissertation. While in school. I visited indigenous communities in India and conducted a field work on their life. This research must have been difficult without international networks built by faculties and graduates of Sophia University. Especially, I am very grateful to MEGUKO -Action for the Self-Reliance of Children in Asia, which is a NGO at Sophia University. After the graduation I joined in a research project as a research associate at Faculty of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University. I try to be active both in researches and in practical operations. I have been working as a technical advisor of Environmental Education sent by Japan International Cooperation Agency to developing countries. Also I have been on a selection committee of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers as well as an instructor for the volunteers. I join in Faculty of Theology, Sophia University from 2013 and focus on Environmental Education based on Human Studies.