Research Institutes and Centers

Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy

The center has two main purposes: one is to educate and train young philosophers and ethicists with a contemporary perspective of applied ethics, and the other is to promote a wide variety of research and education concerning applied ethics at the University.

Center for Applied Ethics and Philosophy

Center for Northern Humanities

The purpose of this research center is to promote education and research in the field of “Northern Humanities,” exploring this area from a multidisciplinary perspective through the many academic specialties of the Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences, such as history, culture, linguistics, art, and the environment. To promote this aim, we have planned and organized various activities, including symposia, workshops, conferences, publications, and lectures.

Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences

The Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences (CERSS) is a specialized center dedicated to facilitating cutting-edge experimental research in the social sciences. It is currently the only specialized center of its kind in Japan. CERSS serves as a core hub for affiliated research institutions from all over the world to cooperate and collaborate together on innovative research projects. The center also plays a crucial role bridging connections for advanced studies to be conducted across a variety of related fields including psychology, cognitive science, brain science, economics, law, and political studies. A fundamental part of CERSS’s mission is to cultivate young researchers, help to promote new research findings to a global audience, and contribute to the development of education and research in experimental social sciences.

Center for Experimental Research in Social Sciences

Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience

The Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience (CHAIN) is a research and education center for the interdisciplinary study of the humanities, social sciences, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence. At the intersection of these disciplines, we would like to open up new directions in understanding “what human beings are.” In particular, we intend to integrate highly philosophical ideas with mathematical and empirical scientific methods and scientific findings through an intimate collaboration between specialists from diverse disciplines. In April 2020, we will launch a new graduate interdisciplinary program.

  • open in July 2019

Center for Human Nature, Artificial Intelligence, and Neuroscience