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Education Policy

Basic Education Policy

The study of information systems takes information systems based on science and engineering as its foundation. It targets integrated and interdisciplinary fields that are deeply tied to society and lifestyle, such as economics, law, sociology and art and culture. Of course, this graduate school conduct education and research in the fundamental fields of information science, but it also conduct a broad range of advanced education and research into the interrelationships between the above mentioned fields and information systems and also examines the various problems that arise out of those interrelationships.

Listed below are the three points of the basic education policy of this graduate school:

  1. Teach students with a variety of backgrounds the specialized knowledge of information systems. Carry out practical education that allows the students to utilize this knowledge
  2. Provide wide-ranging knowledge in interdisciplinary fields and areas and give students the basics necessary to study information systems
  3. Carry out education that broadens the perspective of students whether they have gained specialized knowledge through undergraduate education or in the workplace and provide a research environment that is closely tied to the real world

Basic Policy of Educational Instruction

The goal of the master's degree program is to educate students through lectures and seminars in the basics of information systems, this school's area of education and research, while also teaching students more advanced knowledge and research and development skills through joint reading discussions, reading discussions, seminars and laboratory work.
The goal of the doctoral degree program is to conduct advanced training in order to provide the doctoral candidates with a broad perspective on the fields mentioned above and to cultivate talented individuals whose work has broad applicability to the real world and who can independently carve out new fields. They do so by always incorporating the latest cutting-edge information from the outside world and conducting research on topics established with full awareness of the needs of society.

Learning/Teaching goals

Department of Human Media Systems

  1. Conduct research into the connections between information systems and the individuals who use them and cultivate researchers and engineers who can develop new technologies for that research.
  2. Cultivate engineers who can build systems that take into consideration the characteristics of man's five senses and systems that support human behavior and creative activities.
  3. Cultivate researchers who can uncover new problems that occur within the mutual interactions between people and information systems and who can point to concrete solutions.

Department of Social Intelligence and Informatics

  1. Cultivate engineers who can design information and systems that change society.
  2. Cultivate researchers and engineers who can design, develop and implement devices that create and disseminate social intelligence.
  3. Cultivate leaders who have qualities of both leadership and cooperativeness with an overall perspective on the various issues that touch on society and information systems.

Department of Information Network Systems

  1. Cultivate researchers and engineers who understand the essence of the many and rapidly developing information networks and who can conduct research and development in new technologies.
  2. Cultivate information engineers with broad perspectives covering information networks from theory to application and from hardware to software.
  3. Cultivate researchers who can develop the theories that form the base of new network information communication and who can publish leading research on the global stage.

Department of Information System Fundamentals

  1. Cultivate researchers and engineers who have knowledge and development skills in the information technology fundamentals that support an information society.
  2. Cultivate engineers with the ability to take charge of the design, building and operation of information systems that are connected to people and society in a variety of ways.
  3. Cultivate researchers and engineers who can rationally systematize the move to high-performance, large-scale and high-reliability in computer systems—the foundation of information systems—and conduct new technological development.
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