Cultivating creative talents with a broad interdisciplinary perspective and a high level of original insight.
As we strive to realize a smart society where new values and services are created one after another through the innovative information technology developed on a daily basis, the importance of "Informatics" continues to increase both now and in the future. Furthermore, as the significance of real interactions between people is being reevaluated, society is rapidly digitizing, leading to a renewed recognition of the importance of information technology. Informatics is a comprehensive academic discipline that encompasses traditional information science and engineering while incorporating fields such as AI, data science, and humanities and social informatics.
The National Institute of Informatics, a research institution for information and systems, conducts comprehensive research in the field of informatics and operates as a facility for developing and maintaining cutting-edge infrastructure for the dissemination of academic information. We actively promote collaborative research with domestic universities and collaborate with top-level universities and research institutions worldwide to contribute to the development and progress of the information society. On the business front, we are implementing various projects that quickly reflect research outcomes. Through this approach, we strive to promote innovative research and education by organically linking research and education with business, which cannot be achieved elsewhere.
The Graduate University for Advanced Studies is an internationally unique national research university supported by 20 joint-use institutions that serve as the driving force behind Japan's scientific, technological, and academic research. The National Institute of Informatics is responsible for the Informatics Course within the university.
The education provided in the Informatics Course at the National Institute of Informatics involves the participation of world-class professors, associate professors, and assistant professors from the institute. We hope that our students will develop a broad perspective beyond their own domains, concentrate on their individual problems, and become creative individuals with a high level of insight. Through studying in this course, we aim for students to develop the following abilities: 1) the ability to plan and operate projects in their specialized fields, 2) passion to complete projects, 3) the ability to discover and create new challenges in their specialized fields and solve them, 4) the ability to gather information related to problem-solving, and 5) the ability to summarize and present their achievements as researchers.
We eagerly anticipate that motivated students will join the Informatics Course and take on new challenges, aiming to contribute to an advanced information society. We hope that as many students as possible will enroll and embark on this journey with us.