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Pamphlet for Global COE Program for Education, Research and Development of Strategy on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities. Available for download

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G-COE Final Symposium (December 8, 2012)

Final Symposium on Global COE Program for Education, Research and Development of Strategy on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage and Historic Cities, entitled “Protecting Cultural Heritage from Disaster for Future Generations”, was held in the Prism House at Ritsumeikan University’s Biwako-Kusatsu Campus.  The symposium, with the participation of external evaluation committee members, consists of a presentation on the overall activities during 5 years and reports on achievement in educational and research projects.    “Handbook for Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage”, which is the compilation of the GCOE activities, was also introduced.

1. Opening Address:
    Kiyofumi Kawaguchi (President of Ritsumeikan University)

2. Keynote Speech:
    Tamehito Reizei (Director of the Reizei Family Foundation and Visiting
    Professor of Ritsumeikan University)

3. Objectives for the Global COE Program for Education, Research and
    Development of Strategy on Disaster Mitigation of Cultural Heritage
    and Historic Cities:
    Takeyuki Okubo (G-COE Project Leader, Professor of Ritsumeikan
    University)

4. Achievement in research activities:
1) Historic disasters and cultural assets in Kyoto
    Masafumi Yamasaki (Professor, College of Science and Engineering)
     Akihisa Yoshikoshi (Professor, College of Letters)

2) Improving environment for disaster mitigation in the areas surrounding
    cultural heritage
    Ryoichi Fukagawa (Professor, College of Science and Engineering)
    Keiichi Ogawa (Associate Professor, College of Science and Engineering)

3) Handbook for disaster mitigation of cultural heritage
    Takeyuki Okubo (Professor, College of Science and Engineering)

5. Achievement in international and educational activities:
1) Report on international joint research
    Hitoshi Taniguchi (Professor, Rits-DMUCH)
2) UNESCO Chair Programme International Training Course
    Naoko Itaya (Associate Professor, Rits-DMUCH)
3) Educational activities
    Kazuyuki Izuno (Professor, College of Science and Engineering)

6. Comment from the external evaluation committee:
    Takeshi Nakagawa (Professor, Waseda University)

7. Closing Address:
    Kenzo Toki (Director of Rits-DMUCH)