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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 Science conducts education and research on complex natural and social phenomena, and the systems that govern the occurrence, function, and interaction of these phenomena, based on both specialized perspectives and comprehensive or interdisciplinary perspectives. In this way, the School aims to nurture individuals with high-level expertise and the ability to carve out new fields.

★Objective of the Department of Statistical Science in Fostering Professional Development
The Department of Statistical Science aims to cultivate individuals who possess creative research skills to contribute to solving various important intricately-intertwined problems. To this end, the Department conducts education and research related to the basis, mathematics and applications of data collection designs, modeling, inference and prediction, and equip students with the ability to extract information and knowledge from the real world based on the effective use of data.

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.