News The 11th International Symposium "Transdisciplinary Perspectives: How can we evaluate the “Convergence of Knowledge”?" was held
The 11th International Symposium was held on November 4, 2022 at the Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University (online registration: 80 people). Based on the symposium theme “Transdisciplinary Perspectives: How can we evaluate the “Convergence of Knowledge”?, the two invited speakers, Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn from the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Germany, and Dr. Shuichi Sakamoto, Deputy Director-General of the Science, Technology and Innovation Promotion Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Japan, discussed domestic and international trends in transdisciplinarity and pointed out the growing importance of transdisciplinary education and research, not only in Japan but also across the world.
Furthermore, Professor Kei Saito (GSAIS) made an overview of the transdisciplinary education and research in GSAIS. On behalf of the GSAIS students, Mr. Sotaro Sada, Ms. Shoko Iwasaki, and Mr. Wenlong Li gave presentations about the unique transdisciplinary features of their own research.
In parallel with the symposium, an online exhibition of the Research Concept Figures (60 themes in total) for all GSAIS students was also held to exchange mutually beneficial comments and suggestions.
Considering the current science, technology, and innovation policy in Japan, where the systematization of “Convergence of Knowledge” is urgently needed, the 11th international symposium was quite effective to confirm the advances of transdisciplinary education and research at GSAIS.
▼Before the official program of the symposium, the GSAIS students made presentations and had discussions.
▼The moderator: Prof. Dimiter Ialnazov (GSAIS, Kyoto University)
The Dean of GSAIS: Prof. Kaoru Sekiyama▲
▼Keynote speaker: Prof. Dr. Ortwin Renn
Keynote speaker: Dr. Shuichi Sakamoto▲
▼Speaker: Prof. Kei Saito (GSAIS, Kyoto University)
▼Student presentations: Mr. Sotaro Sada, Ms. Shoko Iwasaki, and Mr. Wenlong Li
▼Prof. Dr. Renn during the panel discussion
Prof. Shuichiro Kuwajima during the panel discussion▲