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Key Program

Science and Technology in Consideration of the Global Community in the Future

Research Representative: Tateo ARIMOTO
Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Senior Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Today, the methods and ideological frameworks of modern science that have been built over the last few hundred years are approaching a major crossroad, against the backdrop of globalization of science and technology research, the revolutionary pace of progress in digital technology, the increasing complexity and globalization of issues facing our society and economy, and the convergence of socioeconomic value creation and research into science and technology. Discussions are taking place all over the world regarding this issue. In the working groups, a broad, historical and contemporaneous view will be taken and fundamental issues such as what constitutes academic study, science and technology, and universities will be reexamined. In the course of doing so, it is very important to discuss the future directions for scientific and technological activities in the face of problems confronting the global community, such as the earth’s limited resources, severe environmental destruction and pollution, to name a few. We will then present the outcome to the world.

MembersAs of Apr 01, 2017

Tateo ARIMOTO Vice Director, International Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies.
Senior Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Mitsunobu KANO Professor, Okayama University
Shoji KOMAI Associate Professor, Nara Institute of Science and Technology
Hidetoshi KOTERA Professor, Kyoto University
Satoru OHTAKE Executive Research Fellow, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Sayaka OKI Professor, Nagoya University
Naoki MIYANO Associate Professor, Kyoto University