Students’ program

On Tuesday, 27 September 2016, a special day is planned for students, early career researchers, young professionals, and all who are interested in the topic of the discussion.

The student events are organised by the students of ISIE, in collaboration between the local student organising committee and the official ISIE student community.

Students workshop

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 09:00 ~ 12:00

Location: Environmental Studies building, ground floor. Building D2-2 in the Nagoya University campus map.

A career in Industrial Ecology – Thoughtful plan or fortuitous coincidence?

Soon after completing our studies we will have to deal with very important decisions: finding our own path in the field of Industrial Ecology, pursuing our own research path, and finding an working position. We invited some of the most eminent researchers that greatly contributed with their work in making our field famous, who are currently at different stages of their careers.

This workshop will focus on the transition from student to professor. Topics such as emancipating from your supervisor, finding your own research niche, advancing in your career, will be presented and discussed.
The (tentative) schedule will be as follows:

09:00 – 10:15   Invited speakers’ talks
10:15 – 10:45    Coffee break
10:45 – 12:00   World café: every speaker will be sitting at a different table, and you will have the opportunity to freely move from one to another and interact with them in a very intimate and friendly environment.

Talks with:

Tentative list in alphabetical order

Dr. Tim Baynes
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia

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Dr. Jonathan Cullen
University of Cambridge, UK

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Personal page

Prof. Marina Fischer-Kowalski
Alpen-Adria University, Austria


Personal page

Prof. Yasushi Kondo
Waseda University, Japan


Personal page

Prof. Stefan Pauliuk
University of Freiburg, Germany


Research group page

Prof. Sabrina Spatari
Drexel University, USA

Sabrina Spatari

Personal page

Dr. Xin Tian
Beijing Normal University
Xin Tian


Field trip

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 12:15 ~ 18:00

In the afternoon of Tuesday 27, right after the end of the panel discussion, we will all be given lunch, and hop on the bus to visit the world headquarters of Toyota. For more detailed information please consult the Excursion Page.
Please note that this field trip is open to all the registered attendees of the conference.



Pre-conference dinner

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 18:45 ~ 21:30

In the evening of Tuesday 27, once we will be back to Nagoya, we are planning to organise a very informal dinner, where we will be able to socialise and network with our fellow colleagues. You will be able to experience an izakaya, the Japanese version of a pub. If you wish, please join us! This dinner is open to all the attendees of the conference,  not only to students. More details about the venue, and how to confirm your participation, will follow.

And more…

  • Best student poster awards
  • More social events

Please check back for updates.