The PlatfoRms

Kyoto University School of Platforms

Creating and implementing a new methodology of efficiently analyzing information from the real world and feeding it back into social spaces, encompassing original character and social values in Japan, a ʻplatform,ʼ is the key to solving various problems in modern society. Building such Platforms requires persons who can share their expertise in their fields, information technology, knowledge of liberal arts, etc. People having such competence are nowadays widely demanded by society.

Kyoto University has opened a new PhD program of ʻKyoto University School of Platformsʼ in collaboration with the Graduate School of Informatics/Agriculture/Medicine, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, and School of Government. In this program, students can achieve multiple majors with advanced and ingenious research skills from fundamental to applied technologies through cooperation between informatics (information and communication technology), field science (agriculture, medicine, disaster prevention, etc., with increased values through information and data), and liberal arts (laws, ethic, etc.), thus enabling them to become leading platform builders.

Message

Harada, Hiroshi
Program Coordinator, Kyoto University School of Platforms
Professor, Department of Communications and Computer Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University

Creating and implementing a new methodology of efficiently analyzing information from the real world and feeding it back into social spaces, encompassing original character and social values in Japan, a ʻplatform,ʼ is the key to solving various problems in modern society. Building such Platforms requires persons who can share their expertise in their fields, information technology, knowledge of liberal arts, etc. People having such competence are nowadays widely demanded by society. In the PhD program of ʻKyoto University School of Platforms,ʼ we aim to cultivate a person who can build a platform that could become a global standard in the future by thoroughly investigating an original standard in Japan with their own philosophy. Please note initiative of this program aiming to make informatics a liberal art with teachers inside/outside Kyoto University and companies and other experts.

Collaboration

Information technology

University of Illinois
Technische Universität Berlin
Technical University of Munich
University of Potsdam
Aalborg University
Sorbonne University
Centre national de la recherche scientifique
Technische Universität Wien
The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research(RIKEN)
Inter-University Research Institutes Corporation Research Organization of Information and Systems The Institute of Statistical Mathematics
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION
Ruby Association

Communication technology

National Institute of Information and Communications Technology
Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International
KDDI Research, Inc.
Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R)
Delft University of Technology
NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE WEST CORPORATION
Sony Group Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
ANRITSU CORPORATION

Agriculture

National Agriculture and Food Research Organization
Inter-University Research Institutes Corporation National Institutes for the Humanities Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Agricultural and Rural Development Information Center
National Fisheries University
Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.
Meteorological Engineering Center, Inc.
University of Chicago
University of Florida
Huazhong Agricultural University
National Taiwan University
National Chung Hsing University

Medicine

Jichi Medical University
Institute for Health Economics and Policy

Cooperation for platform utilization/build

TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION
NEC Corporation
Yahoo! JAPAN Research
wenovatorLLC

Others: promotion, cooperation for social implementation, etc...

KADOKAWA ASCII Research Laboratories, Inc.
Office of Society-Academia Collaboration for Innovation, Kyoto University
Kyoto University ICT Collaboration Promotion Network

CONTACT

Distinguished Doctoral Program of Platforms (WISE),
Center for Interdisciplinary Graduate Education,
Division of Graduate Studies,
Kyoto University
〒606-8501
Yoshida-honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, JAPAN
(Rooms 104, 105, and 106 in Research Bldg. No 9-A)

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