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Introduction

In Asia, the increased risk of fire disasters resulting from the use of new space (skyscrapers, underground space) associated with rapid urbanization and new materials (mainly aluminum and plastics) associated with industrialization and energy saving is becoming a large threat to the lives and property of residents, and professionals in fire science are in demand who can take charge of logical regulations and fundamental research related to fire science in order to enable effective measures against such risks.

In addition, in association with the advancement of globalization that calls for common global design methods, such as ISO (International Organization for Standardization), performance design methods that are backed by scientific theory are necessary, rather than traditional specification codes which are based on experience. Among the countries aiming to expand their product shares, competition is arising which emphasizes superior technical standards for each country. Consequently, human resources who possess the ability to comprehensively understand these international trends and address them logically are desired.

In those cities where the population is rapidly becoming concentrated in urban areas, particularly in Asia, fire disaster risks relating to the transformation of urban spaces is increasing sharply. The Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology fosters advanced and specialized professionals who can adopt effective measures for controlling fire disaster risks by using the results of cutting-edge research related to fire safety performance evaluations and the establishment of design systems based on such evaluations, with the goal of controlling such rapidly increasing fire disaster risks. Control of fire disaster risks is a global issue, and at the same time it is an issue where international approaches, such as product safety standards and laws and regulations for the purpose of control are necessary.

Objectives

The objective of the Graduate School of Global Fire Science and Technology is to foster advanced and specialized professionals who can adopt effective measures for controlling fire disaster risks by using the results of cutting-edge research related to fire safety performance evaluations and the establishment of design systems based on such evaluations, with the goal of controlling fire disaster risks in urban spaces.

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