人間科学研究科

Graduate School of Human Sciences
Research Center on HE
Year of foundation: 
1976
Member since: 
15/05/2015
Graduate School of Human Sciences
Parent Institution's name (original language): 
Osaka University

Contact

Institutional postal address: 
School / Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University 1-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871
Region: 
Asia and The Pacific
Country: 
Japan
City: 
Osaka
Institutional phone: 
81-6-6877-5111

Mision / Vision

The School of Human Sciences was founded on the intrinsic motive to construct a new academic discipline and its requisite research and education infrastructure against the background of emerging new social demands. Its founding was marked by the impetus to deconstruct the conventional academic frameworks characteristic of traditional school of letters and school of education

Goals

To be equipped with comprehensive knowledge and understanding of various issues that today's human society is faced with. Each academic discipline today should not focus only on their own advancement or issues specific to themselves, but rather strive for integrating important achievements from different disciplines. Such an orientation towards academic development constitutes the fundamental philosophy of the School of Human Sciences.

Accumulating existing achievements alone cannot lead to such a comprehensive understanding. We have to deepen our own academic expertise and also to deal even with technical matters in the context of critical reflection on what human beings are all about. In order to substantiate human sciences as an interdisciplinary and comprehensive discipline, we have to remain modest guided by such a critical reflection.

Main activities

Teaching and Researching in Human Sciences disciplines

The Graduate School courses provide an indepth exploration of a particular field. The combination and interaction of these courses is intended to yield a marked improvement in education and research.

Partners

  • UNESCO. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
  • The Catalan Association of Public Universities (ACUP)

Sponsored by

  • Generalitat de Catalunya
  • Ajuntament de Barcelona