Professor Hiroshi Komiyama wins Knowledge Award 2017 from Dubai, UAE
Professor Hiroshi Komiyama, former Dean of School of Engineering, won Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award 2017 for his worldwide achievement. According to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), Mr. Komiyama "has taken the lead in building a "network of networks" and enabling "knowledge innovation" for a sustainable society. This network now extends to Africa Europe, Asia, Oceania and America. His initiatives include the Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), launched in 2005 as the first multidisciplinary research project at the University of Tokyo. In addition to helping resolve issues around the globe, the System has spurred a strategic vision for building a sustainable low-carbon society. "
In late 2015, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, issued a Decree establishing the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Award to encourage those working in knowledge-related fields to innovate and create new ways to spread knowledge around the world. It reflects Dubai’s – and its Ruler’s – resolve to honour knowledge-related advancements anywhere in the world, all the while encouraging innovation and originality.