Master of Sustainability Science

University of Tokyo, United Nations University

Date Posted: April 20, 2016
Submitted by: Julian Dautremont-Smith
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 2 years


The Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) provides the training necessary to enable future global leaders to make a profound impact on sustainability science and sustainable development. As a collaborative effort between the United Nations University (UNU) and the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, GPSS-GLI combines the educational resources and international research networks of leading academic institutions and thereby provides students with the training and opportunities necessary to become global leaders. Through intensely specialized studies and general education as well as international and practical experience, students can (i) develop the skills necessary for global leadership, (ii) acquire a broad perspective and problem solving capabilities, and (iii) learn to apply the concept of "resilience" both theoretically and practically.