Comments from Our Students

  • “Having studied agricultural/rural economics and rural development, I grew my interest in diversified subjects. Sustainability science was my choice to do research on what I wanted to know, and UNU was the optimal place to follow my path because experts and students with diversified background work on global issues such as SDGs. In the middle of Tokyo, UNU is a unique and special place where up-to-date seminars and conferences with world leading experts in the field are frequently held.”
    Yukako Inamura (Japan, PhD in Sustainability Science)

    “Sustainability is very broad and can be understood in the context of economics, social and environment domains. Many aspects within these areas can be studied at UNU Japan. My study is on understanding recent climate change and variability in South Asia. This will be used in improving climate services, operational seasonal forecasting, and early warning systems in Bhutan. The strength of the UNU research programs is the focus on solving real-world sustainability issues.”
    Dorji Singay (Bhutan, PhD in Sustainability Science)

    “A topic of strength at UNU-IAS in my opinion is Natural Capital and Biodiversity (NCB). Presently coordinated by Dr. Saito, it is a theme that draws its strength from the research that has been carried out in that field by UNU faculty and students. The study on the impacts of ecosystem changes on local livelihoods in developing and developed countries has contributed a lot to the Inter-governmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Service (IPBES) which UNU-IAS is highly involved in.”
    Macnight Ngwese Nsioh (Cameroon, MSc in Sustainability)