Kensuke Fukushi is an Academic Programme Advisor at UNU-IAS. He is also Professor and Director of the Institute for Future Initiatives (formerly Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science, IR3S) at the University of Tokyo (UTokyo). In October 2022, he was appointed Vice Rector of Vietnam Japan University (VJU), Vietnam National University, Hanoi (VNU).
Dr Fukushi is a civil-environmental engineer and holds appointments at the UTokyo Graduate Schools of Engineering and Frontier Sciences, where he leads the Urban Sustainability Science Laboratory. He is one of the founding faculty members of IR3S and achieved remarkable progress in promoting sustainability science in various academic communities. He serves as Editorial Advisor for the Sustainability Science journal; Member of the Science Planning Group at the Asian Pacific Network for Global Change Research; Member of the Engineering Academy of Japan; Associate Member of the Science Council of Japan; and Distinguished External Faculty Member of the Asian Institute of Technology. Dr Fukushi holds a BSc and a MSc in Civil Engineering from Tohoku University, and a PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of Utah.