Dept.of Resource Policy and Management
Let's acquire the ability to analyze the resource climate and flourish in worldwide resource business!
Rise of the nationalism over resources such as petroleum or rare metal has caused significant changes in not only resources but also the world situation. In additional to technologies, we need to understand future trends of resources, systems, and cultures from an international point of view, and to try sustainable and responsible resource development in order to cope with those problems in international society.
This Dept.of Resource Policy and Management is the only course in Japan to approach the resources from the Social Science and Humanities field. Students in this course will learn and practice Social Science and Humanities and social sciences including laws, politics and economics related to resources based on cultures and religions required to understand resource-producing countries. After acquiring the fundamental skills through the Social Science and Humanities education program or the special English curriculum (I-EAP) prepared for the Faculty of International Resource Sciences, students will learn the method to approach the resource from the Social Science and Humanities field in the specialized subjects. In addition to the simple Social Science and Humanities program, they will take specialized subjects of other science and technology courses. Therefore, they will attain the knowledge for flourishing in the international environments as Social Science and Humanities' personnel with fundamental skills in sciences and technology related to resources.
We would like to send out students who can work in resource fields in the world by having them learn resources from the view point of Social Science and Humanities and apply them to the resource situation.
Education and studies
Political sciences and international relations
We study how it influences political democratization and economic modernization to be rich in natural resources and relevant international relations based on the current analysis of resource-producing countries.
Laws and systems
We study the legal system related to resources such as international laws, mining acts, and HSE, and the theory and negotiation for joint venture agreement in relation to resource development.
Resource economics and geopolitics
We study the market outlook and resource supply risks through economic analysis and system analysis which utilizes the knowledge of science and technology for energy and mineral resources.
International cooperation and development
We study the relationship between assistant countries and recipient countries of resource development, and the appropriate state of local administration and local autonomy functions in developing countries.
Social anthropology and area studies
We study problems with local residents and influence them in relation to resource development in other countries mainly through the field work.
We study intercultural understanding and global communication important for negotiation with resource-producing countries and/or investigations and development of resources.
Registration model: Dept.of Resource Policy and Management
Expected course and field after graduation
Globally active resource-related and trading companies, national or local authorities related to resource policies, international cooperation organizations related to resources, national or private research institutes, teacher or research workers of resource-related collages/universities, etc.