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Scientific and technological civilization started when humankind was first equipped with tools. As technology advances, humankind exploited acceleratingly terrestrial resources and developed society resulting to environmental damages. This department undertakes interdisciplinary researches on such multiple aspects of science and technology, beyond established academic frameworks, over time and across borders. For example, archaeology reconstructs early iron technology based on archaeometallogy, analyzing iron artifacts and iron production sites. In modern times, environmental and urban engineering, and industrial economics use various approaches to solve urban and environmental issues and reconstruct environmental and industrial system in order to use resources effectively. This department is characterized by the application of unique methodologies based on cross border approaches to Archaeology, Environmental engineering, Urban engineering, and Economics.
Academic Staff and Research Interests
- FUKASAWA Yuriko, Professor, Archaeology
- YE Gang, Professor, Economics of Industry, Developmental Economics