About the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences

Create a new academic field based on the concept of "transdisciplinarity".

The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences (GSFS) was established in 1998 with the goal of creating a new academic field based on the concept of "transdisciplinarity" that further promotes interdisciplinarity. Under the full support of all departments of Utokyo,GSFS was newly established as an independent graduate school with only master and doctoral program The Graduate School consists of 11 departments belonging to the Division of Transdisciplinary Science, Division of Life Science, and Division of Environmental Studies, as well as the Graduate Program for the Development of Global Leaders in Sustainability Studies, which spans all divisions, and distinctive research centers.
In order to tackle important interdisciplinary issues that are no longer addressed by traditional academic systems, such as nano, materials and substance, energy, information, complex systems, life, medicine, environment, and international cooperation, we have gathered a group of highly motivated faculty members who are leaders in their respective fields. With approximately 200 faculty members and 1,400 graduate students, the basic philosophy of the Graduate School is to encounter the new challenges facing humanity through close interaction and cooperation among its diverse members in a free and open educational environment that breaks down organizational barriers.

In the education of our students, we implement a number of cross-disciplinary educational programs in order to develop human resources with both extensive education and deep expertise. In addition to deep and broad specialized education in collaboration with the Institute for Solid State Physics, the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the Kavli Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the Universe, and the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, all located on the Kashiwa Campus, we also focus on programs that enhance the intellectual and physical strength of students to become leaders in society, as well as the enhancement of our affiliated facilities. To date, more than 8,000 students have completed those programs.
In terms of industry-academia collaboration and regional cooperation, the University of Tokyo Future Center and the Kashiwanoha Urban Design Center, completed in 2014 in front of Kashiwanoha Campus Station, are the bases for new initiatives, including participation in social experiments for Kashiwa Smart City and support for venture companies. Moreover, the University of Tokyo is building an industry-academia collaboration center on the Kashiwa branch Campus as a central base for its Tsukuba-Kashiwa-Hongo Innovation Corridor Initiative.
In the internationalization of the university, we are promoting the establishment of an international college that integrates studying and living with residential facilities for international students and serves as a window for the internationalization of the University of Tokyo. The Graduate School continues to grow while enjoying the openness of its new home on a campus that forms the core of a future-oriented city that combines lush greenery with advanced urban functions.

Overcoming barriers in existing fields and opening up the frontiers of knowledge

The future is always looking for new knowledge.
A sound and powerful knowledge that will pierce the holes in challenge and show the way to the future.

The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Frontier Sciences.
Three leading-edge research fields are concentrated on such a lush campus.
We promote research and education in unexplored areas through a free and vigorous 'transdisciplinarity'

New Materials, Energy, Space, Brain, Resources, International Cooperation, Medicine, Information, Life and Biotechnology.
Each and every research field is responsible for the future of humanity.
We are looking for unseen wisdom, imagination, intuition, and passion.

We will go into uncharted territory, where nobody knows, and open up the frontiers of knowledge.
Why don't you join us in this adventure?

*The contents of this page were developed based on a machine translation.