(Educational and Research Unit for Studies on the Connectivity of Hills, Humans and Oceans (CoHHO))


“Mori-sato-umi Renkan-gaku” (CoHHO; connectivity of hills, humans and oceans) is a new interdisciplinary academic field aiming to elucidate the ecological and environmental interrelationships between hills covered by forests, urban areas including agricultural lands, and coastal seas and to build societies where communities and nature can sustainably coexist. To facilitate the educational use of and research into CoHHO, the Educational Unit for Studies on CoHHO was established as a unit of the Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research, Kyoto University with the Nippon Foundation in 2012. The unit developed into the Educational and Research Unit for Studies on CoHHO in 2018 in collaboration with five sections of Kyoto University: Graduate Schools of Agriculture, Human and Environmental Studies, Global Environmental Studies, and Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability and Center for Ecological Research as well as the Nippon Foundation. The unit is engaged to run the CoHHO educational program for graduate students and promote research and social cooperation based on CoHHO.

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This unit is affiliated with the Center for the Promotion of Interdisciplinary Education and Research.