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Charter on Environment

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


Adopted on 26 September 2006

Environmental Philosophy

As a world-class researchand education institution, Kobe University pledges itself, through all of theuniversity’s activities, to the preservation of the global environment and tothe creation of a sustainable society, the two most important challenges the worldfaces today.

Located between the Pacific Ocean and the RokkoMountains, Kobe University utilizes this regional locality to its advantage forthe fostering of environmentally-conscious students and the dissemination ofknowledge gained from academic research to the world. Through these efforts, and by setting an example in the preservation ofthe environment, Kobe University pledges tobuild a path toward the realization of a sustainable society as a common goalof humanity.

Environmental Policies

1. To foster and support environmentally-conscious students

Themost important mission for universities is to foster human resources.
Inorder to foster people who have a deep awareness of the global environment, andour influence upon the environment, Kobe University will continually improveits education programs; integrate the knowledge taught in humanities, socialand natural sciences; and cooperate with global and regional societies tofoster people who will have a deep awareness of the global environment.

2. To promote research to create and sustain the global environment

In order to preserve theglobal environment and create a sustainable society, it is necessary to produceresearch results that enable us to overcome various challenges.
KobeUniversity will commit itself to the promotion of studies of specific areas onenvironmental issues, interdisciplinary studies integrating related fields, andtransmission of these study results to the world and region.

Additionally, the Universitywill support activities in which such research results specifically contributeto the development of international and regional society.

3. To promote environmental preservation activities that set an example for others

In order to protect the global environment, individualactions are important. Kobe University will take the initiative in creating an environmentally-consciouscampus by conserving the environment, efficient use of resources and energy,and carrying out toxic substance control.

Additionally, the University will commit itself to thesustainable improvement of environmental protection through the disclosure of itsenvironmental conservation activities and communication with relevant parties.