Inter-university Education and Research Institutes
The Center for the Promotion of Integrated Sciences
CPIS is a research and education facility at the hear t of this multidisciplinary university, and its central aims are to promote free and open academic interactions across various academic disciplines and to pioneer interdisciplinary and cutting-edge fields of academic research. The center’s current programs focus on the following three aspects of research and education activities.
The Programs for Multidisciplinary Coordination in Education
The programs promote educational activities which draw on both science and the humanities and which equip young researchers with the comprehensive visions for science and society.
- Planning and conducting cross-field lecture series
- Support for planning and conducting cross-field lecture series
- Promotion of Science and Society projects
- Other education-related activities
The Programs for Multidisciplinary Coordination in Research
The programs set the cross-disciplinary collaboration across various departments for university-wide research activities, and also design and support various joint-research projects.
- Management of cross-disciplinary joint-research projects
- Design and promotion for intersidciplinary coordination in research
- Financial support for academic publication
- Other research-related activities
The Programs for Infrastructural Development
The programs provide and improve the infrastructure for interdepartmental activities and other research and educational collaborations across the university.
- Development of academic communication projects and academic exchange networks
- Provision of distance learning support
- Other activities concerning infrastructural development
The Center for Academic Information Services
This Center was recently established organization by unification of the University Library and the Information Services and Technology Center, which aims at effective management of academic information in SOKENDAI. Based on secure and resilient information infrastructure, it provides various academic information services to researchers and researchers-in-future who are both users and creators of academic information, and supports education, research, and administration in SOKENDAI.
This Center consists of the Division of Information Services and Technology and the University Library.
Division of Information Services and Technology
Cooperating with the affiliated research institutes and museums, we manage core information facilities and operate information systems located at the Yokohama Data Center and the Hayama Campus.
TELAS@SOKEN (Tele-learning Assistant System at SOKENDAI)
This system enables TV-lectures with synchronized electronic white board as well as other convenient functions and allows students’ attendance from their own PCs. It can be utilized not only in tele-learnings, but also in online distant meetings.
SOKENDAI Video Conferencing System
The system connects the affiliated Inter-University Research Institutes and JAXA with university headquarters. It facilitates teleconferencing and supports university activities.
SOKENDAI Cloud Computing System
This private cloud computing system is a basic facility to promote not only intra-university education and research, but also extra-university academic exchange, and public relations.
The University Library is available to the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus. Affiliated with libraries at the Inter-University Research Institutes, the Library accumulates, organizes, and offers numerous and various academic data to enable SOKENDAI to provide high-level research and education and to pioneer advanced academic fields.
Use and Provision Service
The Library is open around-the-clock to the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus for reading and borrowing. It collects and makes available standard references and books that can be used in all Departments and Schools, as well as specialized books and journals related to studies in cutting-edge and/or interdisciplinary research fields.
It also offers e-journals and e-books for use by the faculty and students at the Inter-University Research Institutes distributed throughout Japan.
Image and video documentation materials are available through in-house facilities.
In addition, the Library offers the SOKENDAI Institutional Repository, which allows free online access to doctoral dissertations and book/journal publications at the University, as well as academic papers published by the faculty and students at the Hayama Campus.
The Library also provides database services, including OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) for books and journals held by the Library, the world’s largest bibliographic database called the “Scopus”, the HRMS (High-Resolution Molecular Spectroscopy Database), the Sakyo Komatsu Corpus, the Jomon Shellmound Database, and the Fowl Collection.These materials and data are offered not only to the faculty and students of SOKENDAI, but also to the public, including people in the Hayama community.