Gifu University Rearing Program for Basin Water Environmental Leaders
Photo: lecture by D2 students
Lecture by BWEL students (2011/8/5)

Asian countries are confronted with diverse environmental problems related to water quality, water resources, irrigation water use and the river basin ecosystems. The Gifu University Rearing Program for Basin Water Environmental Leaders (BWEL program) aims at fostering graduate students as environmental leaders who comprehend these environmental problems with a broad outlook, and are capable of planning and conducting the strategic solution and prevention.

To achieve the goal, we organize an educational program provided by organic unity of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Department of Energy Engineering and Department of Agricultural and Environmental Science of Graduate School of Natural Science and Technology, and River Basin Research Center. Our program is further enhanced by special lectures and internship programs provided by leading experts of the related research fields from Asian countries. Our unique program is highly specialized as well as being practical, with which students acquire both expertise and broad perspective of river basin environments, and international communication, presentation and cooperation skills.

Students who satisfy the requirements of the graduate course are awarded the certificate of completion of the BWEL program.

  • Mar. 9, 2017: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2017! Application started.
  • Apr. 20, 2016: 12 BWEL scholarship students made a courtesy call on Gifu Environment Management and Technology Center.
  • Apr. 8, 2016: 2016 BWEL program guidance was carried out.
  • Apr. 8, 2016: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2016 ended.
  • Feb. 24, 2016: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2016! Application started.
  • Oct. 1, 2015: Six candidates of the 8th term BWEL students arrived at Gifu University as research students.
  • Sept. 24, 2015: BWEL autumn certification ceremony was held and YANG YAN (The United Graduate School of Agricultural Science; from China) was awarded the Certificate of International Environmental Leadership from Dr. Hisataka Moriwaki, President of Gifu University.
  • Sept. 7- 14, 2015: Oversea group internship for 9 Japanese students was conducted in Xiamen and Shanghai, China.
  • Sept. 7- 11, 2015: Domestic group internship for 8 international students was conducted at the Gifu Environment Management and Technology Center.
  • Sept. 6, 2015: The 6th Water Environment Workshop was held by joint organization with Gifu Environment Management and Technology Center at Gifu University Auditorium.
  • Aug. 26, 2015: Poster Session of The 4th UGSAS-GU Roundtable & Symposium 2015 was held under co-organization with the United Graduate School of Agricultural Science and the Graduate School of Applied Biological Sciences of Gifu University. Du Haixia (D2, Graduate School of Engineering) was awarded Best Presentation Award.
  • Jul. 30, 2015: As a part of Environmental Solution Special Practice II, 3 doctoral course students (D2, D3) delivered their trial lectures on Soil and Its Management.
  • Jul. 24, 2015: As a part of Environmental Solution Special Practice II, 3 doctoral course students (D2) delivered their trial lectures on Water Resource, Quality and Management.
  • May 15, 2015: Joint Seminar was started. It is provided as Global Environmental Cultural Studies for master course students, and Global Environmental Seminar II for doctoral course students in this academic year.
  • Apr. 15, 2015: 12 BWEL scholarship students visited Gifu Environment Management and Technology Center.
  • Apr. 8, 2015: 2015 BWEL program guidance was provided.
  • Feb. 9, 2015: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2015! Application started.
  • Apr. 8, 2014: BWEL curriculum guidance for students was provided.
  • Apr. 8, 2014: Twenty Master's course students and 3 doctoral course students are newly enrolled in BWEL program; 3 students advanced to the doctoral course.
  • Mar. 25, 2014: BWEL certification ceremony was held at Nagaragawa Convention Center.
  • Feb. 20, 2014: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2014! Application started.
  • Jul. 26, Aug. 2, 2013: D2 students delivered lectures on water pollution and analytical chemistry as a part of Environmental Solution Practice II.
  • Jun. 19, 2013: BWEL students participated in hotaru watch night gathering at Daianji River organized by Gifu Environmental Management and Technology Center.
  • Jun. 14-15, 2013: A delegation from Bandung Institute of Technology (16 members) visited Gifu University and conducted exchanges and field work with BWEL students.
  • Jun. 4, 2013: Joint Environmental Education with Shimohaguri Elementary School was organized at Water Eco Park, Kakamigahara, Gifu, and BWEL students participated.
  • Mar. 17, 2013: Environmental Solution Practice II of 2013 was started
  • Apr. 24, 2013: New M1 students visited Gifu Environmental Management and Technology Center
  • Apr. 19, 2013: Joint Seminar of 2013 was started
  • Apr. 8, 2013: BWEL curriculum guidance for students was provided.
  • Mar. 25, 2013: 2012 BWEL certification ceremony was held at Nagaragawa Convention Center.
  • Mar. 15, 2013: Meeting of Environmental Leadership Programs of Kumamoto and Gifu Universities was held at Gifu University.
  • Feb. 14, 2013: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2013! Application started.
  • Nov. 30, 2012: International Symposium of Environmental Leaders Training Program was held at Gifu University with Shizuoka University and Yokohama National University.
  • Jan 17, 2012: Call for candidates of environmental leaders of 2012! Application started.
  • Nov. 26-27, 2011: China-Japan International Symposium was held at Beijing Normal University in Beijing, China.
  • Oct. 03, 2011: Twelve candidates of the 4th term BWEL students arrived at Gifu University as research students.
  • Sept. 19, 2011: Internship programs at Gifu Environmental Management Technology Center (Sept. 12-16) and at Guangzhou/Shenzhen, China (Sept. 12-18) were held as scheduled.
  • Sept. 16, 2011: Assistant professor Kawaguchi joined BWEL program promotion office.
  • Sept. 4, 2011: The second Water Environment Workshop “Conserve clear water environments of Gifu!&rduqo; sponsored by Gifu Environmental Management Technology Center was held at Gifu University, and BWEL students had presentations on water environment in their countries.
  • Aug. 5, 2011: D2 students had a BWEL lecture “Monitoring Environmental Water Quality Parameters” as a part of Environmental Solution Special Practice II.
  • Jul. 15, 2011: We conducted external evaluation of our program by experts from outside.
  • Jun. 9, 2011: BWEL students volunteered for environmental education program of elementary school kids.

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