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Video message from the invited Professors

Professor Gretchen Kalonji and Professor Jean-Robert Pitte are invited as a specially-appointed professor by Global Station for Food, Land and Water Resources, Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education. Here are messages from the professors for the students who want to enter the Graduate School of Global Food Resources.

Gretchen Kalonji (Specially-appointed Professor)

Department:
Strategic Adviser, Specially-appointed Professor
/Global Station for Food, Land and Water Resources,Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education,
Hokkaido University(Current)
Dean/ Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction of Sichuan University (Current)
Assistant Director/General for Natural Sciences, UNESCO (2010-2014)
Research Fields:
1. Materials science ; Theory of defects in crystalline solids ; phase transitions, atomistic computer simulation ; techniques.
2. Innovations in science and engineering education ; models for international collaboration in science

Questions to the Professors are listed below.

  1. Q1.Humanity confronts with various difficulties related to food resources. To develop human resources who can solve those problems, what do you think is particularly important?
  2. Q2.To be a global leader for solving food resource problems, what kind of abilities are required?
  3. Q3.To foster the personality who will be able to solve food resource difficulties of many kinds, what do you expect from Graduate School of Global Food Resources of Hokkaido University?

 

Jean-Robert Pitte(Specially-appointed Professor)

Department:
Strategic Adviser, Specially-apointed Professor
/Global Station for Food, Land and Water Resources, Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education,
Hokkaido University(Current)
Professeur émérite/Géographie et d’aménagement, Université Paris-Sorbonne
Research Fields:
Human Geography
1. Cultural Geography (Landscape, Food and Wine, Relations between Quality of Food
2. Historical Geography, Cultural Heritage
3. Cultural Diversity as a Positive Aspect for the Future of Planet and Humanity in the Context of Globalisation

Questions to the Professors are listed below.

  1. Q1.To seek solutions to food resource problems, what do you think is important from your perspective of food culture?
  2. Q2.To be a global leader for solving food resource problems, what kind of abilities are required?
  3. Q3.To foster the personality who will be able to solve food resource difficulties of many kinds, what do you expect from Graduate School of Global Food Resources of Hokkaido University?