At the Division of Social Informatics, students conduct fundamental research on the acquisition of new scientific knowledge and technical innovation. It focuses on the establishment of society, its citizens, the design of social norms, and the creation of new value in art. The division also aims at revitalizing the community by utilizing ICT, qualitatively improving science and technology communication as well as building a foundation for the design of production, disruption and consumption of information. In addition, we promote the creation of media, society and culture based on a new perspective of humans, society and values that are being influenced by mass and social media.
Furthermore, through joint research, education, and social collaboration with municipalities, news organizations and major companies in Japan and overseas, we cultivate intellectuals who have profound knowledge and outstanding capabilities and that can contribute to the establishment of a better relationship between technology and society.
Companies expect to contribute socially as new project managers promote projects, government and government agencies coordinate interested parties whereby building a win-win relationship between them.
Social Informatics A・B
Science, Technology and Society
Science of Morality
Social System Design
Social Media and Social System Design
Transformation of publicness
Media Contents Production
Informatics of Material Culture
Philosophy of Information Unit
We provide education and research on the acquisition of new scientific knowledge, technological innovation and artifact creation as “information creation.” We provide research methods to citizens as well as philosophical and anthropological education to build better social norms and systems.
Prof. YONEYAMA, Masaru TODAYAMA, Kazuhisa
Assoc. Prof. AKIBA, Fuminori KOIKE, Naoto KUKITA, Minao NIIMI, Michiko*
Information Society Design Unit
Students consider real-world systems and use them to process new models for information and electronic systems. We also offer education and research on building and designing social information systems in the fields of education, administration, tourism etc.
Prof. YASUDA, Takami
Assoc. Prof. KATO, Jien ENDO, Mamoru
Lecturer URATA, Mayu
Global Media and Communication Unit
Students conduct media and communication research with political, sociological, historical and interdisciplinary approaches from the perspective of both consumers of information as well as producers. We train intellectuals who can play an active role in international societies as well as regional communities.
Prof. NAKAMURA, Toshiya*1
Assoc. Prof. IHARA, Nobuhiro*1 OGAWA, Akiko GOTO, Akifumi*2
*1 Global Media Research Center
*2 Information Technology Center
Think about the future of the mind and intelligence philosophically
An ISS Transit Prediction Skymap Generation System in collaboration with the NCSM
The inaugural symposium of the Global Media Research Center entitled “Global Society and Japan: 70 Years after the World War II and beyond”