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Outline and Features of Education and Research

Outline of Education and Research

★Objective of the School of Multidisciplinary Sciences in Fostering Professional Development
The School of Multidisciplinary Sciences conducts research and education on important issues relating to changes of the Earth, environment, and human society. The School strives to cultivate researchers and highly specialized professionals in the area of information and system sciences, who will play key roles in research and/or development skills that will contribute to solving these issues.

★Objective of the Department of Statistical Science in Fostering Professional Development
The Department of Statistical Science, which is based on the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) serving as its underlying platform, intends to cultivate individuals who possess creative research and educational skills and contribute to solving various important intricately-intertwined issues through extraction of information and knowledge from the real world taking advantage of their skills in modeling, prediction, inference, and collection of data, while conducting research and education on their foundations, i.e., mathematics, computation, and applications.

Statistical science researches statistical models and methods for rational inference, effective prediction and discovery of new knowledge based on the effective use of data in the face of complex and uncertain phenomenon and information explosion.

In 2006, the Institute adopted a five-year system, offering either a five-year education and research program, or a three-year education and research program starting from the third year of study.

Features of Education and Research

● The course is the only integrated doctoral program on statistical science in Japan. It has received students from a wide variety of disciplines and has offered education and research on statistical science by professors specialized in many different fields, from theory through to practical applications.
● The Institute of Statistical Mathematics, the platform for the course, is equipped with a world-class super computer, high-speed 3D graphic computers and simulators to generate physical random numbers, as well as a variety of software, including original statistical software developed by the Institute.
● The academic publications and books on statistical and mathematical sciences produced are some of the best in the world.
● In its role as an inter-university research institute, the Institute holds frequent workshops and seminars by visiting professors and researchers from both Japan and abroad. Students are free to attend and participate.
● It is possible to collaborate with researchers from other universities and institutions. It is also possible for students to develop their own projects by participating in research projects with other institutions through the Transdisciplinary Research Integration Center, Research Organization of Information and Systems.