Graduate student referral


所属 Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability
専門 Previous background: Civil Engineering
Current: Environmental economics and Sustainable Development.
研究室 Professor Sakurai Shigeki
Professor Ialnazov Dimiter Savov

Short biography.

Born in Russia, Moscow.

Graduated Moscow State University of Civil Engineering with graduation thesis on “Renovation and technical exploitation of a historical embassy building in Moscow with focus on systems of indoor environmental comfort HVAC (Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning).”

After graduation, was working in an engineering company in project development department. Was working closely with main executive engineers on project development of HVAC systems for various buildings in Moscow.

In English language ability achieved level of an English teacher, earning TESOL  (Teaching English To Speakers Of Other Languages) certificate.

Hobbies: travelling (backpacking/trekking/hiking), photography and videography.

Have been participating in several volunteering projects in rural Japan and Cambodia in agricultural, social and environmental fields.

Moved to Japan in 2017. Studied 1 year in a Japanese Language School in Osaka. Achieved level N3 in Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT).

In April 2018 entered Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS) “Shishu-Kan” with aim to deepen studies in environment and sustainability.

Started research of the topic of Sustainable Development of Cities in accordance with United Nations goal for Sustainable Development  №11 “Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.”


More details about the research. 

In view of the global trend of rapid economic and population growth in developing countries it is widely acknowledged that the advanced countries shall play a big part and shall share all their acquired experience in sustainability to help developing countries manage their urban areas sustainably. However, this connection is yet to be well established. Therefore, my aspirations for my research and future career is to help build these connections, acting like a bridge, that connects different cultures and areas, and work towards bringing the best practices in sustainability from one place to another.

Particularly, my goal is to investigate positive examples of cities on track for sustainable growth for example cities in Japan and Scandinavia, in order to see how these could be implemented for fast growing cities in developing countries, for example in South-East Asia.

The topics that currently exploring are:

-Green growth strategies for countries and cities sustainable development.

-Circular economy.

-How a city can measure and manage its natural assets (energy, water, raw materials, forests, etc.) responsibly and in alignment with sustainable green city growth strategies;

-How to catalase the transit to renewable energy;

-How to increase energy efficiency in buildings.


Why ShiShuKan?

The reason why I have decided to enter ShiShuKan is that it offers truly remarkable study program based on multidisciplinary approach to foster future global leaders.

What I see as essential attribute of a global leader is the following combination of essential skills, among others.

1) Management. First of all, to be a leader means to possess and utilize excellent managerial skills. A leader by definition can not act alone. Instead, he or she, first and foremost, activates human creative resources in order to find a solution to a target problem collectively.

2) Be multidisciplinary. Not only possessing managerial skills but also having an understanding, a clear sense of a purpose, in which direction utilize creative resources.  Often choosing the right direction means consulting with many field and disciplines, comparing, weighting-in various approaches and choosing the best suitable option.

3) Be communicative, open-minded and competitive. To become a leader one needs to be in the environment of continuous interaction with other leaders. Thus having a sense of healthy competition, always being able to accept others knowledge as well as to share your knowledge with them. Being involved in discussions, debates, sharing experiences. Be in an environment where you always need to improve yourself in order to be equal with your peers.

The study program at Shishu-Kan tailored exactly to satisfy all of the above-mentioned criteria by offering unique study conditions, which includes training leadership (1), multidisciplinary studies (2) and living facilities with conditions of interaction between academic peers. (3).

Besides that, ShiShuKan offers all necessary facilities for research, high class teaching staff, unique opportunities to meet prominent people, internship in international organizations, all along with many other benefits.