About IR3S

IR3S will promote integration and cooperation among diverse academic fields and across geographic and national borders with a particular focus on developing and enhancing top-flight academic programs in sustainability science.

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14 December 2015, 14:00 -15:30

Sustainability Science in a Global Landscape

UNU, 2F Reception Hall
21 November 2015

Future Earth: A New Platform Promoting Science for Society

Yasuda Auditrium, The University of Tokyo
3 March 2015

International Symposium on Agri-Cultural Systems

U Thant International Conference Hall,
United Nations University

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Official Journal

Sustainability Science

Springer Tokyo


Our program promotes a holistic research approach in order to propose visions of a sustainable society by simultaneously solving both global issues such as climate change and regional issues such as the aging of society, natural disasters and poverty.


Working through the Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative (GPSS-GLI) in the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, we aim to develop internationally competent professionals who can take both holistic and specialist approaches.


Our program aims to develop an international meta-network of sustainability science while promoting partnerships with private sectors, local governments, NGOs and other organizations that pay close attention to sustainability.


We regularly publish an international academic journal titled "Sustainability Science" as well as academic books in English that discuss sustainability science. In addition, we also publish the Japanese magazine "Sasutena" and other Japanese books.