The School of Multidisciplinary Science conducts research and education on complicated natural and social phenomena, as systems that govern the occurrences, functions, and interactions of these phenomena, from the comprehensive and transdisciplinary viewpoint.Through such research and educational activities, the School aims to nurture researchers and highly specialized professionals in the area of information and systems who will take the lead in academic research and address various important issues relating to changes in human society in the 21st Century. The School, consisting of the Department of Statistical Science, the Department of Polar Science, and the Department of Informatics, has been involved in multidisciplinary research fields from the beginning. In addition, the School further strives to enhance its research and education by promoting close collaboration between the Departments by, for example, setting common subjects in curricula.
The School covers diverse research subjects but studies the principles of multidisciplinary science, research approaches, and methodologies as an essential part of the School's research and education activities.
The Department of Statistical Science and the Department of Informatics seek to determine the common probability or complexity among various phenomena by statistical mathematics and data analysis. The Department of Polar Science studies the geophysical and the biological complex system in the polar regions of extremes on Earth and approaches its subject from the viewpoint of multidisciplinary science.
By continuing to explore new research fields, including advanced and leading research fields, and systematizing them through such activities, the School strives for further development of the multidisciplinary sciences.
School of Multidisciplinary Sciences
Special field : Magnetospheric physics
Informatics is a scientific research field that extensively and synthetically deals with problems related with information from various aspects. It is a multidisciplinary science covering not only traditional information science and engineering but also modeling, artificial intelligence and data science, which are indispensable in the recent data-driven society, and even humanity informatics and social informatics. It includes visualization, acquisition/collection, circulation, management, processing, understanding, and usage of information as well as the information technology to support them. The department of Informatics aims to foster researchers and highly skilled professionals with ability in a broad range from foundations to practices and advanced specialty by utilizing cutting-edge research environments and cyber science infrastructure of the National Institute of Informatics where you can enjoy an international atmosphere with many active researchers and students from various countries.