The application deadline and target students have been changed.

Application Targets:
The students to be accepted has been changed from “PhD students” to “Master’s and Doctoral students”.

Application Deadline:
Application deadline has been extended to September 7 (Wed.).

*The application for field study has been closed because we have reached the maximum number of applicants.

For details, please see the information below.

Sustainability TEG (Thematic Expert Group) of MIRAI 2.0 Project is hosting a short course for Master’s and Doctoral students of all institutions in Sweden and Japan affiliated with the Project.


The course aims to broaden the knowledge of PhD students regarding major challenges and solutions regarding environmental changes.
The course is designed in module format consisting of five modules of lectures, each given by a faculty member from Linköping University and Sophia University. The course also conducts field studies in respective sites both in Sweden and Japan to give students opportunities to learn the wetland restoration and wise use. *The application for field study has been closed.


■Short Course Overview

Modules (Lectures) and instructors:All lectures and discussions will be conducted online via ZOOM. Each session is 90 minute long.

  • Concept and theory
  • Pathways and approaches for SDGs implementation from biogas perspective
  • Multi-sector partnerships in climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Waste management–challenges in relation to the development of a circular economy
  • The water-society nexus

Field Studies:Lecturers from Linköping University and Sophia University will conduct the field study.  Sites to be visited in Japan will be Sarobetsu Wetland in Hokkaido (bog) and Watarase Wetland in Tochigi Prefecture.


For more information, please see the course introduction and syllabus (286.59KB). *This will take you to the website of the organizer (Sophia University).



deadline: Online lecture only: September 7 (Wed).  Friday, August 26

      Online lecture and field study: Friday, July 15

Number of applicants: Online lecture only: No limit

            Online lecture and field study: 1 student

            ( Selection will be made in case there are too many applicants)

Expenses for field study: The International Affairs Department will cover round-trip travel expenses

           (by the most economical usual route and method).

Note: Participants are required to submit a report after the course.

Application and inquiries: International Affairs Department (see below)

*The entry sheet is required to apply. Please fill out the form below and send it to the International Affairs Department.

   Entry Sheet (for online lecture)  and  Entry Sheet (for field study)



International Affairs Department,

Division of International Relations

phone:011-706-4409(or 4410)