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College of Sustainability and Tourism (ST) | APU Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

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College of Sustainability and Tourism (ST)

A Breakdown of the College of Sustainability and Tourism (ST)

In ST, you will study the formation of sustainable societies through environmental resource management and sustainable tourism. One of the few university programs of its kind, we help students to become scholar-practitioners, who employ innovative research to solve real-world issues. Our faculty members are specialists in environment, development, tourism, entrepreneurship, and ICT, and are active on the global stage through contributions to academic journals and international organizations. They also serve policy committees in the national and local governments in Japan.

ST supports students in becoming individuals who discover local resources found in nature, history, and culture, with the goal to protect and develop these into a tourism source to contribute to regional development amidst globalization. You will also tackle societal issues and gain skills to support efforts to achieve global SDGs. ST’s education goes beyond the classroom, requiring problem-based learning in real-world settings, available inside and outside Japan, with strong emphasis on developing skills in research and data analysis.


The college has nine concentrations that form the shared foundation of sustainable development and sustainable tourism. Students can choose a combination of subjects from these concentrations according to their career aspirations as well as the knowledge and skills they wish to acquire.

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