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Autumn Issue (Nov.)

NEWS REPORT

Seeking further enhancement of education and research

Establishment and realignment continues at undergraduate and graduate schools

School of Sport Sciences The existing Department of Sports Medicine and Department of Sports Culture have been combined and realigned into the Department of Sport Sciences, a single department which conducts 7 courses. The courses offered are as follows: Sports Medicine and Science Course, Health and Sports Course, Trainer Course, Sports Coaching Course, Sports Culture Course, Sports Business Course, and Sports Education Course.
Graduate School of Economics The 2 existing majors (Major in Theoretical Economics & Economic History, Major in Applied Economics) and the entire graduate school now follows an Economics Major. Two highly independent courses, an Economics Course and an International Political Science and Economics Course (Master's Program only), have been established within the major.
Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences The Symbolism & Media Theory Course has been newly established. Attention is also being given to media art, television, photography, digital expression, subculture, performing arts, and other subjects which were difficult to include within the scope of conventional academic fields. Furthermore, consideration is also being given to forms of cultural expression which will most likely expand in the future. Such forms are being analyzed based on the three keywords of "media," "body" and "image." Furthermore, the school shall continue to search for the essence of a variety of creative agents, and shall ponder the contemporary meaning of such creation.
Graduate School of Fundamental Science and Engineering Established the Major in Electronic and Photonic Systems. This major is directly linked to the Department of Electronic and Photonic Systems in the School of Fundamental Science and Engineering. The major deals with new scholastic fields such as the formation of high-order structures through self-assembly/self-organization using materials such as atoms and molecules. It also deals with using semiconductor microfabrication technology to form various hierarchal structures ranging the scale of nanometers to macro size. Other areas included in the major include unique nanometer size theory, function expression through the mediums of electricity and light, and systemization using function accumulation.
Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering Established the Major in Business Design and Management. This major conducts practical education and research regarding business management techniques for value creation in order to focus on current business issues which are subject to increasing globalization and social responsibility. The major targets not only students but also working adults.
Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering 3 cooperative majors between graduate schools, the first of their kind in Japan, have been established as detailed below.
(1) Cooperated with the Tokyo Women's Medical University to establish the Cooperative Major in Advanced Biomedical Technology. This major seeks to apply new scientific technology to medicine and to realize benefits for the true patients and for society. The major also seeks to develop the field of "medical regulatory science," which uses a scientific basis in an attempt to create harmony between new technology and human beings, and to solve related problems.
(2) Cooperated with the Tokyo City University to establish the Cooperative Major in Atomic Energy. The major seeks to realize a low-carbon society through cooperation with corporations, R&D institutions, and government agencies. Based on the fields of atomic energy science, accelerator science and engineering, and radiation science and engineering, the major exhaustively studies a wide range of nonconventional fields and performs education and research that supports the promotion of practical use.
(3) Cooperated with the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology to establish the Cooperative Major in Advanced Health Science, Japan's first joint graduate school established through the alliance of a national university and a private university. Based upon the 3 main fields of life science, dietary science, and environmental science, the major uses advanced scientific technology to approach the field of health science which contributes to the health of citizens.