An English-based degree program to be launched across two graduate schools in September 2016:The interdisciplinary graduate program IIST for integrated science and technology studies (offered in English)

November 26, 2015

In September 2016, Hosei University (President: Yuko Tanaka) will establish an interdisciplinary graduate program at its Graduate School of Science and Engineering and Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences, to offer a high-quality education in integrated science and technology, aimed at supporting a sustainable global society.

Hosei University has been selected as an academic institution recipient of prioritized subsidies under the FY 2014 Top Global University Project (Type B: Global Traction Type) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology. The launch of this program is one of the initiatives we strive for developing a global university, guided by our motto “Creating the Global University: Towards a Sustainable Society from Pioneering Japan.”

Institute of Integrated Science and Technology to be established in September 2016

Location Koganei Campus (Koganei City, Tokyo)
The number of students to be accepted 15
The institute accepts persons from world wide who strongly aspire to serve as global leaders in the field of integrated science and technology. English proficiency adequate for attending classes and receiving research guidance in English is required.
Vision and outline of the program The rapid expansion and globalization of various social activities has presented us with the major challenge of ensuring their sustainable development. Solutions to integrated complex global issues require design and practice using advanced technology founded on a solid scientific basis.
IIST has been established for conducting advanced research in major traditional scientific disciplines, and addressing diverse challenges to realize a sustainable global society by establishing an interdisciplinary research area, based on cooperation between the Graduate Schools of Science and Engineering, and Computer and Information Sciences. This program comprises the following five ICT fields.

1. Global Information Systems for pursuing the construction of efficient and secure systems for the cyber world which is equivalent to the real world in its cultural and economic scale
2. Ubiquitous Communication Systems for studying ubiquitous communication and information networking technology, from micro-level devices to space communication
3. Global Business Analyses and Innovation for exploring advanced mathematical methods and their efficient application to the large scale global business practice and innovation
4. Media and Information Processing for developing methodologies for processing diverse media and big data obtained from the Internet or large scale sensor networks.
5. Medical and Health Care Systems Design for offering solutions to maintain people’s wellness in the population explosion and rapidly progressing aging society.
* Details of the entrance procedure, including the entrance exam guidelines, will be disclosed in December 2015.