Vice President Kazuya Uezu


Kitakyushu City, Kyushu's largest industrial city, has built a foundation for tackling environmental issues through the combined efforts of industry, academia, government, and citizens throughout its history. In April 2001, the Kitakyushu Science and Research Park and Faculty of Environmental Engineering was established with the aim of creating an "academic research base open to Asia" and "new industries and advancing technology." Furthermore, in April 2003, the Graduate School of Environmental Engineering was established.
Just as Kitakyushu City transferred its know-how and technology based on its experience of overcoming serious pollution problems to Asia and other parts of the world, the Faculty and Graduate School will continue to take on the challenge of cultivating human resources who will open up the future and developing innovative technologies to solve as many global environmental problems as possible and create hope for the world.
We will do our best to support you so that when you graduate, you will be glad that you chose to study at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and the Graduate School of Environmental Engineering.
In addition to contributing to the citizens and private companies of Kitakyushu City, we will do our best to contribute to other countries facing serious environmental problems.
And I would like to walk together with people who have the same ambition to solve the world's major environmental problems.
To all of you who are studying or wish to study here, the university is a door that leads to a new world, and a place where you can enrich yourself.

I will send you three messages.

First, Have a dream, be hopeful ▶️ Future

In a chaotic world, I think it's a situation where anxiety is greater than hope. In order for you to live a life filled with the joy of living, I would like you to cultivate the strength to hold on to hope here and start walking towards the future.

Second, Leave no stone unturned ▶️ Future

Get involved in all things. Your curiosity and ability to act will make you aware of your own talents and should show you the future that you can't see now.

Third, Meet people, share values ▶️ Future

Meet lots of people. Let's share diverse values ​​with people from various specialized fields and aim for a prosperous future together.

This is equivalent to your "Mission".
In addition, I hope that when you graduate, you will create your own "Vision".

Environmental Engineering Faculty Dean Shigetoshi Nakatake


In 2001, the University of Kitakyushu's Faculty of Environmental Engineering was established as one of the core institutions at the new Kitakyushu Science and Research Park. Since then, it has played a central role in producing world-class researchers committed to deepening understanding of environmental problems from a global perspective.

We are now being confronted with the negative aspects of industrial civilization and the rapid economic growth of the 20th century in the form of environmental problems. The issues confronting us today are not local issues but global ones, and because of their very scale uncovering their causes and initiating solutions is no easy matter. However, speed is of the essence, and with this in mind we must develop our human resources and promote further research.
In the 20th century, we all must consider the impact that rapid industrial and economic growth is having on the environment. Therefore, we must all work together to come up with solutions as quickly as possible. With this in mind, we feel it is necessary to nuture researchers with a global perspective.

In 2008, the University of Kitakyushu recruited new faculty members from various academic fields and enterprises to meet changing environmental needs. At the same time, the new Environmental Resource Systems Course was established, strengthening our commitment to producing world-class educators and researchers in environmental and information technology. We hope that our students from both Japan and abroad have the passion and drive to make a great contribution to the world in the future.