The School of Advanced Sciences is a school with just one department: the Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems. Our mission is to perform research and education in the fields of evolution and science and society. The evolution section focuses on the diversity and evolutionary history of organisms, and consists of four subsections: integrative anthropology, behavioral biology, evolutionary biology and theoretical biology.
The science and society section studies the roles and responsibilities of scientists within society, from the viewpoint that science is a social activity of humans. Students carry out Ph.D. research in their own field, but are also required to write a subthesis in the other one: biology students write a subthesis on science and society, and vice versa. The barriers between laboratories have been removed as far as possible, which makes for an intense, intimate educational environment for all students and faculty. We thus hope that all of our students will become competent and well-balanced researchers / professionals.
We also actively promote international and domestic collaborations with other universities and research institutes, to plant the seeds for fruitful future research fields.
School of Advanced Sciences
Special field: Animal Behavior