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Let’s Change the future of Asia

Thinking and Working Together For a Better Future in Asia.

Studying abroad(field surbey)
Studying abroad(field surbey)

Asia is the most populous continent, with its 4.3 billion inhabitants accounting for more than 60% of the world population. The ASEAN countries, have a population of nearly 600 million, which is expected to reach about 750 million in around 2050 according to UN estimates.

ASEAN countries have experienced rapid economic growth in recent years, resulting in expansion of middle-class populations and residential concentrations in cities. These urbranization phenomena – that is, the concentration of populations and related activities – cause the depletion of fossil fuels, water and land resources as well as the deterioration of environments. This exacerbates food shortages as well as sanitary and nutritional problems among the poor in particular. These worsening conditions result in higher mortality rates, which are then counterbalanced by higher birth rates and further population growth.

Summer School 2013(mega solar power plant)
Summer School 2013(mega solar power plant)

Summer School 2013(group discussion)
Summer School 2013(group discussion)

As this negative PARE (Populations-Activities-Resources-Environments) chain strongly affects the global environment, a broad array of activities must be implemented to instead make it positive. These should cover both rural and urban areas and encompass a variety of sectors including forest conservation and development, waste management, biomass utilization, transportation, renewable energy promotion and energy conservation.

Summer School 2013(underground research center)
Summer School 2013
(underground research center)

To tackle these issues, specialists with 4 specific characteristics – “Field Research Capabilities”,”Cross Cultural Capabilities”,”Frontier Spirits” and “Problem Solving Competencies” – are required.

The PARE Program teaches students the basics of PARE-related issues in a wide range of academic fields, such as agriculture, fisheries science, environmental science, engineering and information science. PARE Summer/Spring School provides opportunities to work with other students majoring in different fields with diverse national and cultural backgrounds to find out solutions to PARE-related issues. Students on the PARE program can also study abroad at PARE consortium universities for a semester or a year in order to learn about issues in various academic fields and more specific themes and issues for their research.

Why not become a member of the PARE family?

*What is PARE Program?

PARE Program is the abbreviation for “Graduate Program for Fostering Frontiers for Practical Solutions in a Population-Activities-Resources-Environments Chain”.

The objectives of the PARE program is to foster individuals with four specific characteristics that are essential for global leaders who will be active in resolving challenges related to PARE in Asia, and able to contribute to the sustainability of resource in Asia.

Graduate ProgramPARE Program

Take the PARE lectures while studying at current graduate school to gain knowledge across the academic fields.

  • *Terms and conditions apply.
For whom?

Graduate students(Students who are enrolled in PARE consortium universities)



Summer School 2013(Q&A session)
Summer School 2013(Q&A session)

Summer School 2013(agricultural facility)
Summer School 2013(agricultural facility)

Step of PARE Program

Gain the basic knowledge across the acedemic fields to find possible solutions for PARE-related issues. Be able to discuss about PARE-related issues in English with members from different cultural backgrounds and to understand their opinions and to propose possible solutions for the issues. A few days

Core Subjects

Introduction to PARE

2-3 credits

Summer School/Spring School

3 credits

Engage in group work with others from various academic backgrounds, universities and countries to find possible solutions for PARE-related issues. A few weeks
Certificate of Participation
Participate in PARE-related lectures at the host institution. Improve the English skills further and be able to communicate with local people by gaining the basic skills of the local language. A semester / Two semesters

Comprehensive Subjects

Specialized Subjects

2 credits or more

※Either Comprehensive Subjects or Specialized Subjects
Both Comprehensive Subjects and Specialized Subjects

Study more specific themes or issues in a specialized area to solve PARE-related issues at the host institution.
Certificate of Completion

Studying abroad(presentation)
Studying abroad(presentation)

Summer School 2013(water treatment plant)
Summer School 2013(water treatment plant)

Procedhure for participating in PARE Program

Studying abroad(laboratory work)
Studying abroad(laboratory work)

I have an interest in PARE Program.
  • Visit PARE web site:http://www.4pare.org/
  • Visit PARE Blog:http://pareproject.blogspot.jp/
  • Contact PARE Central Office.
  • Participate in PARE Program briefing session.
Register for the PARE Program.
Participate in lectures of Core Subjects:
“Introduction to PARE”
Apply for PARE Summer School or Spring School. Participate in orientation session(one month before the departure).
Participate in orientation session(one month before the school opening).
Participate in PARE Summer School in Aug or Spring School in Feb. Study at the host institution.
Participate in PARE alumni network.
Play an important role in Asia to solve PARE-related issues with PARE alumni network.
Output of the PARE Program

The students who complete the PARE Program are expected to establish a PARE alumni network that will bring together experts and research results from different fields to support development in Asia, and to have opportunities to work for government institutions or international corporations in Asia in cutting-edhe roles leading the future of the region.

Output of the PARE Program01

Output of the PARE Program02
Summer School 2013(mega solar power plant)