Information concerning NAIST's educational and research outlook
ObjectivesAs a graduate institution without undergraduate courses, NAIST promotes cutting edge research and offers a sophisticated outcome-based education for each student so as to contribute to the advancement of science and technology and of society as a whole.
Educational missionNAIST was founded in October 1991 as a graduate institution which educates individuals who will contribute to the development of advanced science and technology. Research and education at NAIST covers the three core areas: information science, biological science and materials science. In order to realize a suitable standard of living for people throughout the world in the 21st century, and indeed to secure our very survival, the coming generation of leading researchers must possess the highest scientific and technical competence, along with a clear grounding in professional ethics. At NAIST, we aim to cultivate such researchers and educators.
Therefore, in addition to the areas of information science, biological science and materials science, we actively encourage interdisciplinary research and provide educational training in the principles of ethics and intellectual property.
Vision of NAIST graduatesEducation and research in NAIST master's course cultivate sophisticated expertise and personal initiative to support society and the economy. The doctoral courses are designed to nurture in researchers and engineers a drive to seek new frontiers in science and technology and to take on leading roles internationally.
Educational policyIn addition to a specialized education, the wide-ranging curriculum cultivates ethical thinking, vision, theoretical thinking, comprehensive judgment and sharpened writing skills. A coordinated educational program is offered to promote interdisciplinary research and cooperative programs are offered with centers of education and research institutions abroad.
The quality of education is maintained through external evaluations, student-evaluations, improved research environments, and economic assistance for competent students.