Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)

Tokyo , Japan

  • The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) contributes to advancing efforts towards a more sustainable future through policy-oriented research and capacity development focused on sustainability and its social, economic and environmental dimensions. The activities of the institute are in three thematic areas: sustainable societies, natural capital and biodiversity, and global change and resilience. UNU-IAS applies advanced research methodologies and innovative approaches to challenge conventional thinking and develop creative solutions to emerging issues of global concern in these areas.

    UNU-IAS offers master’s and doctoral degrees, postdoctoral fellowships and innovative short courses, in close collaboration with leading universities in Japan and other countries.