Intensive Lecture Course by Prof. Claudia Neu (University of Göttingen) on July 25-28, 2017

As part of the Japan Gateway: Kyoto University Top Global Program, the Division of Natural Resource Economics will hold an intensive lecture course by Prof. Claudia Neu (University of Göttingen) entitled “Rural sociology – transformation in postindustrial societies” (Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics IVA) from 25th to 28th July, 2017. 

One of the primary objectives of this course is to introduce students to the principles of sociology in general and key concepts of rural sociology in particular. In addition, we want to provide the analytical tools for understanding the processes inherent to these concepts. Beyond that, the course aims at enhancing students’ ability to identify different research perspectives and to critically discuss and analyse research strategies and methods.



Prof. Claudia Neu, Professor of Rural Sociology, Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, University of Göttingen, Germany

 2016- present: Professor of Rural Sociology, University of Göttingen/ University of Kassel

2009-2016: Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Food, Nutrition and Hospitality Sciences, University of Applied Science Lower Rhine

2009: Senior Researcher, Institute of Rural Studies, Johann Heinrich von Thünen Institute (vTI), Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries

2001-2008: Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology and Demography, University of Rostock

In 2004, she obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Bonn (Germany).




July 25 (Tue.): 13:00-14:30 (Lect. 1), 14:45-16:15 (Lect. 2)

July 26 (Wed.): 13:00-14:30 (Lect. 3), 14:45-16:15 (Lect. 4)

July 27 (Thu.): 13:00-14:30 (Lect. 5), 14:45-16:15 (Lect. 6)

July 28 (Fri.): 13:00-14:30 (Lect. 7), 14:45-16:15 (Lect. 8)



Room E217, 2nd Floor, Faulty of Agriculture Main Bldg., North Campus.

Click  here  for a map of the room.






See flyer and syllabus for further information.



※Pre-registration is required.

・For credit (this course is designed to be worth 1 credit):

  Registration is already closed.

・For non-credit participation:

 Register with Mr. KURODA by emailing him your name, affiliation, and student ID number. Registration for non-credit participation will be accepted on a first-come and first-served basis and will be closed upon reaching full capacity.



Makoto Kuroda, Assistant Teaching Staff, Division of Natural Resource Economics, Graduate School of Agriculture

kuroda.makoto.6a[at] (please replace [at] with @)