Kyoto International Forum for Environment and Energy (KIFEE) was created in 2004 by the universities in the Kyoto region to establish an international arena for multi-disciplinary strategic co-operation to develop a sustainable society, inspired by the Kyoto Protocol. KIFEE has developed into an advanced “process”/arena where people + trust + inspiration create multidisciplinary teamwork cooperation that may solve challenges important for a sustainable society. For aiming to promote and exchange the knowledge of the sustainable society, the eight symposia (2004 Kyoto, 2006 Trondheim, 2007 Otsu, 2009 Trondheim, 2011 Kyoto, 2012 trondheim, 2014 Kyoto, 2015 Trondheim) held so far, alternating between Japan and Norway, have attracted some 50 participants from the visiting side. This demonstrates not only the interest in the themes covered during the meetings, but also the close friendships made between the colleagues. Within this environment, discussions are held in a very open and productive atmosphere.


The driving force for the successful development was the vision of KIFEE, i.e to handle global challenges. This has attracted researchers from material and energy sector to agree upon and develop new multidisciplinary working areas. The material and energy areas are also strong international high-priority areas in both Japan and Norway.

The KIFEE 2017 topics will include the following areas:

1. Process Engineering
2. Electrolysis Systems and Advanced Inorganic Materials
3. Advanced Biological Materials
4. Education in Energy and Environment

Plenary Sessions
1. Strategic Session
2. Workshop Plenaries
3. Education Session

Organized by

Doshisha University
Kyoto Norway Center


Royal Norwegian Embassy
The Research Council of Norway

Doshisha University
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
University of Oslo
University of Bergen
Institute for Energy Technology
The Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO),JST, Bio-Nanotransporter project
Energy Conversion Research Center, Doshisha University
Research Center for Interfacial Phenomena, Doshisha University