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The KAITEKI Institute, Inc.


The KAITEKI Institute, Inc. is a global research institute focused on meeting 21st century challenges in energy, the environment, and healthcare.

"Kaiteki," which traditionally means "comfort" or "ease" in Japanese, was chosen for the Institute's name to represent the global quality of life that will be made possible through sustainable technologies and through breakthrough scientific advances in human healthcare.

The Institute will not only fund the highest quality of scientific and engineering research around the world—it will also identify and articulate future societal trends, needs, and challenges, which will be used to set subsequent research targets.

The KAITEKI Institute will propose solutions based on promising research results as new technology platforms within the research arms or businesses of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group.


Research and investigation into the needs of future society, development of business concepts that will serve those needs, and operation and management of contact research for key technologies supporting the businesses.

The Institute will help make society healthier, more comfortable, and more affluent by supporting long-term R&D and business strategy for the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group, while taking advantage of a global scientific and information network.


President: Dr. Yoshimitsu Kobayashi; Executive Director: Dr. Glenn H. Fredrickson; Deputy Director: Mr. Eiji Tanaka


The KAITEKI Institute, Inc.
Palace Building, 1-1, Marunouchi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8251, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6748-7170, 81-50-3139-2040


Contact: Mr. Shouiji Yamaguchi, Future Study Division
Tel: 81-3-3286-1260 (work), E-mail: yamaguchi.shoujj@mf.kaiteki-institute.com





McGill University

McGill University
 is one of Canada's best-known institutions of higher learning and one of the leading research-intensive universities. With students coming to McGill from about 140 countries, our student body is the most internationally diverse of any medical-doctoral university in Canada. 

The oldest university in Montreal, McGill was founded in 1821 from a generous bequest by James McGill, a prominent Scottish merchant. Since that time, McGill has grown from a small college to a bustling university with two campuses, 11 faculties, some 300 programs of study, and more than 32,000 students. The University partners with four affiliated teaching hospitals to graduate over 1,000 health care professionals each year. 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (FAES) is at the forefront of advances in applied bioscience, food, nutritional and environmental sciences research and teaching. Located on the Macdonald Campus at the western tip of the island of Montreal, the Faculty is centred within one of the highest concentrations of high-tech activity in Canada. The FAES offers unique multidisclpinary programs that bring together health, environment, food and nutrition, bioproducts, biotechnology and the agriculture sectors. 

Contact : Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Macdonald Campus, McGill University, 21, 111 Lakeshore Road, Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X 3V9. Tel : 514-398-7707 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 514-398-7707      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, Fax : 514-398-7766, E-mail : info.macdonald@mcgill.ca, Website : www.mcgill.ca/macdonald

ID/AD/June 2008


UNESCO-IHE - Three short courses Land and Water Development 

4th Short Course on World History of Water Management (13 - 17 September 2010)
Application deadline: August 13

7th Short Course on Remediation and Handling of Contaminated Sediments (6 -10 September 2010)
Application deadline: August 6 

Short Course on Spate Irrigation and Water Management Under Drought and Water Scarcity (13 - 24 September 2010) 

Online Short Course Service Oriented Management of Irrigation Systems

UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
 : UNESCO-IHE visions a world in which people manage their water and environmental resources in a sustainable manner, and in which all sectors of society, particularly the poor, can enjoy the benefits of basic services.

The mandate given by UNESCO to IHE is to :

  • strengthen and mobilise the global educational and knowledge base for integrated water resources management; and
  • contribute to meeting the water-related capacity building needs of the developing countries and countries in transition.

Within this mandate the mission is defined as follows:

The mission of the Institute is to contribute to the education and training of professionals and to build the capacity of sector organisations, knowledge centres and other institutions active in the fields of water, the environment and infrastructure, in developing countries and countries in transition.

The Institute executes the following functions: 

  • Functioning as an international standard-setting body for postgraduate water education programmes and continuing professional training;
  • Building human and institutional capacities through education, training and research;
  • Setting up and managing networks of educational and water sector institutions and organisations world-wide;
  • Functioning as a 'policy forum' for UNESCO Member States and other stakeholders; and
  • Exercising an advisory function on water education to partner organisations and other members of the UN water family.

The Core Land and Water Development:

Within UNESCO-IHE the Core Hydraulic Engineering - Land and Water Development (HELWD) deals with the development and management of land and water resources. This Core is an internationally recognized educational group, offering a package of state-of-the-art post graduate courses dealing with the actual problems and the latest developments in the fields of irrigation, drainage and flood management (www.unesco-ihe.org/we/default.htm).

Core activities are the implementation of:

Staff of the Core Land and Water Development:
Prof. Bart Schultz PhD MSc (Head of the Core)
Laszlo Hayde PhD MSc
Sur Suryadi PhD MSc
Krishna Prasad PhD MSc

Contact: UNESCO-IHE, Core Land and Water Development:suryadi@unesco-ihe.org

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