The keyword to decipher the future is “network”.
“Monodukuri” to date has involved the establishment of “vertical relationships” of engineering in order to mass produce high performance products. Environmental problems, due to having solely focused on the “vertical relationships” of engineering, have resulted in the Earth as a whole losing its balance. Going forward, in order for us to continue to use “monodukuri”, it is necessary for us to broaden our perspective to “horizontal relationships”, or in other words, understand, utilize and create “networks”. A society with “monodukuri network” that understands not only the “vertical relationships” of Science, Mechanics, Information and Architecture”, but also the “horizontal relationships”. That is the “recycling society” that the Faculty of Environmental Engineering aims for.