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Advancing integrated research and education in the field of Informatics

Informatics is a new academic discipline based not just only on computer science and information technology, but on the human, social and life sciences. NII advances informatics research with the goals of creating future value; furthering social and public contributions; promoting interdisciplinary approaches to information processing; partnerships among industry, government, academic, and civilian organizations; and international research activities and operations.


Principles of Informatics Research Division

In the Principles of Informatics Research Division we seek to discover new principles, theories and methods in Informatics, and extend our goal to pioneering the frontiers to try and achieve a paradigm shift in informatics.

Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division

The Information Systems Architecture Science Research Division deals with the research issues in software/hardware architectures of computers and networks, and their system implementation.

Digital Content and Media Sciences Research Division

The Division conducts research on various types of contents and media such as text and video in terms of analysis, creation, compilation and application, and their processing methods from the theories to the systems.

Information and Society Research Division

We remain dedicated to aiding in the creation of a society in which information is integrated into the real world, based on interdisciplinary research on information and systems technologies and on issues in the human and social sciences.




This project is designed to facilitate research in a comprehensive and interdisciplinary manner based on free ideas and creativity. In principle, it aims at proactively gaining external competing funds and operating with these.


Research Center

Research Center

The Research Center undertakes strategic research utilizing NII's characteristics, namely its applicability to many different spheres of study in informatics.