Charter of Establishment
The solution of various environmental issues caused by both natural phenomena and human activities is one of the most important challenges imposed upon the science and engineering of the 21st century. The Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology at Kanazawa University was established for the purpose to this challenge.
The area of the Circum-Sea of Japan has already become one of the core socio-economic areas of the world due to a significant development of industrial and economic activities. However, atmospheric and oceanic environmental changes caused by human activities have been obvious in the area. Harmful influence of such changes extends to human health and terrestrial ecosystem of the area.
The Institute of Nature and Environmental Technology at Kanazawa University promotes environmental research and education to solve the emergent environmental issues of the area of the Circum-Sea of Japan and to create sustainable future environments in co-operation with the domestic and overseas institutions.
Director Kazuichi Hayakawa