Hayato Koga

Hayato Koga


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Hayato is a PhD researcher in Human Geography, whose MSc and PhD at Manchester are funded by Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO; an independent administrative agency of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan)

Hayato's research revolves around energy democracy, energy communities, and energy poverty with a specific focus on the issues in Japan. His PhD supervisors are Prof Stefan Bouzarovski and Dr Saska Petrova

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Environmental Governance (with Distinction), The University of Manchester

Sept 2021Sept 2022

Award Date: 12 Dec 2022

Master of Arts, Economics (academic acceleration), Hitotsubashi University

1 Apr 202019 Mar 2021

Award Date: 19 Mar 2021

Bachelor of Economics, Hitotsubashi University

1 Apr 201619 Mar 2020

Award Date: 19 Mar 2020

Exchange, SOAS University of London

Aug 2018Jun 2019

Areas of expertise

  • G Geography (General)
  • H Social Sciences (General)


  • Human Geography
  • Energy
  • Environment