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Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

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  • 1. Overview

  • 1. Overview

     The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences was established in 1998, and consists of three divisions: Transdisciplinary Sciences, Biosciences and Environmental Studies. The unique view shared by all of these divisions is to create opportunities for research and education in new frontiers derived from traditional individual academic disciplines. We founded our education and research systems on the basic principle of interdisciplinary activity, and apply this principle in our mission to boldly challenge these new frontiers.

     Our Graduate School focuses our education and research on seven fields: materials, energy, information, complex systems, life sciences, the environment and bioinformatics. Each of these areas has problems that transcend its respective field and will become more pressing and even more in need of resolution in the 21st century. Merely gathering together segmented, individualized technical knowledge will not be sufficient to solve these multifaceted and complex problems. We need a radical modification of the current academic system, all the way back to the basic framework that defines our knowledge. In other words, we need to buck the trend to segment academia and take on the enormous responsibility of diversifying knowledge in a new way. The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences aims to further create a new knowledge system under an interdisciplinary banner.

     In order to achieve our interdisciplinary goals, we have created a research and education system grounded by professors with as broad a background as possible, such as in nanoscience, materials, energy, information, complex systems, life science, bioinformatics, the environment and international cooperation. We welcome students who have graduated with a basic education in any academic field and train them to hold many different viewpoints. Our Graduate School has established a variety of degree programs with professors from both Japanese and international research and educational institutions who can laterally cover issues in their field. This allows us to tackle the problems humanity is trying to solve. We also offer interdisciplinary educational programs, such as Graduate Program in Sustainability Science - Global Leadership Initiative, Nuclear Fusion Research Education Program, the Educational Program for Creativity in Transdisciplinary Sciences, and the Medical Genome Sciences Program.

     The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences is located on the Kashiwa Campus. The Kashiwa Campus aspires to be an international campus with close ties to the local community.

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