Vision

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Research That Will Ultimately Contribute to Real World Peace and Happiness in Human Society

Waseda’s research activities shall expand and organize the knowledge and wisdom of human society and contribute to the resolution of environmental issues, poverty, disasters, conflicts, and other global issues. Furthermore, we shall point out the next issues to be addressed in order for the world to be able to develop sustainably amidst the coexistence of different cultures, thereby contributing to real world peace and happiness in human society.

[Related Core Strategies]

  • Promotion of original research and enhancement of the ability to deliver this internationally
  • Education, research, and societal contributions that expand to the world
  • New challenges in educational and research fields

[Related Numerical Targets]

Waseda University featured in Science Magazine
Waseda University featured in Science Magazine

Articles on the educational and research activities being carried out under Waseda Universi...

Succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV
Succeeds in direct measurements of cosmic-ray electron spectrum up to 4.8 TeV

An international team of researchers led by Professor Shoji Torii of Waseda University, the...

Succeeds in high-precision imaging of 4.4 MeV gamma rays
Succeeds in high-precision imaging of 4.4 MeV gamma rays

Researchers at Waseda University and the National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological S...

Chewing gum while walking could increase energy expenditure
Chewing gum while walking could increase energy expenditure

A recent study led by Masashi Miyashita, associate professor of the Faculty of Sport Scienc...

Largest collection of classic Japanese materials in Southeast Asia found in Vietnam
Largest collection of classic Japanese materials in Southeast Asia found in Vietnam

A recent study led by Professor Atsuhiko Wada of the Faculty of Education and Integrated Ar...

Semi-infinite supply of rare-earth elements found in Japan
Semi-infinite supply of rare-earth elements found in Japan

Researchers discovered a centuries worth of rare-earth elements within Japan’s economic exc...

Versatile modeling platform for cooperative energy management systems
Versatile modeling platform for cooperative energy management systems

A team of researchers from Waseda University, Osaka University, Japanese power companies, t...

Visualization of cortical network activities induced by multisensory inputs
Visualization of cortical network activities induced by multisensory inputs

A research team which included Professor Toshio Ohshima of Waseda University discovered a n...

Waseda ranked top performing private university in Japan
Waseda ranked top performing private university in Japan

In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018, Waseda University sees an overall impr...

Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells
Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells

(Tokyo, March 16) A research team from Waseda University and Tokyo Institute of Technology ...

Newly-developed amide bond formation
Newly-developed amide bond formation

Scientists at Waseda University found a new method that provides a better approach for more...

Mesh pattern makes rigid ITO electrodes bendable
Mesh pattern makes rigid ITO electrodes bendable

A research team at Waseda University has developed indium tin oxide (ITO) electrodes with a...

Stab injury model of zebrafish unveils regenerative processes
Stab injury model of zebrafish unveils regenerative processes

Waseda University researchers recently elucidated the regenerative processes by neural stem...

Robotic crystals that walk n’ roll
Robotic crystals that walk n’ roll

Scientists at Waseda University have developed robotic crystals that walk slowly like an in...

How thalidomide is effective against cerebral infarction
How thalidomide is effective against cerebral infarction

Scientists at Waseda University and Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences studied ...

Protein and amino acid-only diet synchronizes liver circadian clock
Protein and amino acid-only diet synchronizes liver circadian clock

A research team led by Shigenobu Shibata, professor of neurochemistry at Waseda University,...

Taking Waseda University Beyond Japan
Taking Waseda University Beyond Japan

Waseda Vision 150 is a platform for envisioning a global Waseda University that goes beyond...

Establish academic exchange agreement
Establish academic exchange agreement

On January 24, an academic exchange agreement was formed between Waseda University and Hiro...

New, low cost alternative for ethylene production
New, low cost alternative for ethylene production

Scientists at Waseda University discovered a new reaction mechanism of performing OCM at a ...

Cryo-electron microscopy reveals shape of heterochromatin
Cryo-electron microscopy reveals shape of heterochromatin

Heterochromatin is a chromatin which efficiently regulates genes due to its dense packing o...

“Listening” drone helps find victims needing rescue in disasters
“Listening” drone helps find victims needing rescue in disasters

As part of the ImPACT Tough Robotics Challenge Program, an initiative of the Cabinet Office...

Announcing the recipients of the 2017 Waseda Research Award
Announcing the recipients of the 2017 Waseda Research Award

Waseda University established the Waseda Research Award in 2014 to promote innovative resea...

Receives highest possible grade in mid-term evaluation of MEXT’s program
Receives highest possible grade in mid-term evaluation of MEXT’s program

Waseda University received an S grade (highest possible grade) in the mid-term evaluation o...

QS Global MBA Rankings 2018: Waseda Business School #1 in Japan
QS Global MBA Rankings 2018: Waseda Business School #1 in Japan

On November 28, Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) released the Global MBA Ranking 2018 which Waseda...

Collaborative study on data analysis and practical use of Odakyu point cards
Collaborative study on data analysis and practical use of Odakyu point cards

On November 28, Waseda University Institute of Data Science concluded an agreement to condu...

Proton fluctuations provides different class of quantum spin liquids
Proton fluctuations provides different class of quantum spin liquids

Researchers from the University of Tokyo, Tohoku University and Waseda University experimen...

Claims 1st position across 16 publicly funded research fields
Claims 1st position across 16 publicly funded research fields

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of Japan announce...

First Detection
in Space of 3 TeV
Cosmic Ray Electrons
First Detection in Space of 3 TeV Cosmic Ray Electrons

The research group led by Professor Shoji Torii, Principal Investigator of the CALET missio...

NINAGAWA Shakespeare Memorial Symposium in London
NINAGAWA Shakespeare Memorial Symposium in London

On October 6, a symposium on the internationally-acclaimed theatre director Yukio Ninagawa ...

Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction
Oral bacteria in the gut could drive immune cell induction and inflammatory bowel disease

Professor Masahira Hattori of Waseda University and Professor Kenya Honda of Keio Universit...

Gradation-Tint Smart Window
Gradation-Tint Smart Window

NIMS, Waseda University and Tama Art University developed together smart glass capable of p...

Distribution system model for electricity consumption by region
Distribution system model for electricity consumption by region

Based on actual distribution line data from TEPCO Power Grid, Chubu Electric Power Company,...

High-speed integrated photo detector, smaller than a grain of rice
High-speed integrated photo detector, smaller than a grain of rice

Waseda University Professor Tetsuya Kawanishi and the Network System Research Institute at ...

#1 Private University in Japan, #26 in the World
#1 Private University in Japan, #26 in the World

According to the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 published on September 12, Waseda ...

Serpentine robot of complex pipeline structures
Serpentine robot for automatic and precise mapping of complex pipeline structures

Because of its geographical location, Japan is one of the world’s most disaster-prone count...

W-BRIDGE announces selected projects for 2017
W-BRIDGE announces selected projects for 2017

Waseda University and Bridgestone Corporation have been engaging in a collaborative researc...

Researchers detect polarized emission from “the Crab” in hard X-ray band
Researchers detect polarized emission from “the Crab” for the first time in hard X-ray band

Researchers from Japan and Sweden, including Jun Kataoka, professor of astrophysics at Wase...

2017 Waseda-IAC International e-Government Rankings
2017 Waseda-IAC International e-Government Rankings

The Waseda University Institute of e-Government (Prof. Dr. Toshio OBI, Director) has releas...

Global Asia Research Center for reconciliation and sustainable development
Global Asia Research Center for reconciliation and sustainable development

The Top Global University Project aims to enhance the international competitiveness of high...

Too much sitting leads to health issues and an earlier death
Too much sitting leads to health issues and an earlier death

Accordingly to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017, Waseda University is ranke...

Synthesizing 7-ring helicene in just two steps
Synthesizing 7-ring helicene in just two steps

“In our study, we succeeded in a two-step synthesis of 7-ring helicenes with the highest fl...

Secrets behind longevity of farmers
Secrets behind longevity of farmers

Farmers are said to have longer life expectancies in comparison to the general public. This...

Kakehashi Project promotes mutual understanding among Japanese and US students
Kakehashi Project promotes mutual understanding among Japanese and US students

From March 1 to 7, researchers and graduate students from five universities in Tokyo visite...

An Evening of Kyogen in Los Angeles
An Evening of Kyogen in Los Angeles

“An Evening of Kyogen in Los Angeles,” a series of events celebrating the traditional Japan...

New method improving efficiency of shRNA screening
New method improving efficiency of shRNA screening

A group of researchers came up with a new method that improves the efficiency of short-hair...

Medical gamma-ray camera is now palm-sized
Medical gamma-ray camera is now palm-sized

Researchers invented a Compton camera of 580g which visualizes gamma rays of arbitrary ener...

Understanding circadian rhythm at low temperatures
Understanding circadian rhythm at low temperatures

A group of researchers revealed the mechanism of how cold temperatures stop biological rhyt...

Visualizing temperature changes of the “brown fat”
Visualizing temperature changes of the heat-producing “brown fat”

Researchers from Waseda University, Harvard University, and the National University of Sing...

2016 Key Researchers Development Program
2016 Key Researchers Development Program

Seven researchers from the Key Researchers Development Program at Waseda University present...

Elucidating brain mechanism of pubertal disorders
Elucidating brain mechanism of pubertal disorders

Waseda University researchers are taking on one of the major themes in medical research, th...

9 faculty members receive awards from MEXT
9 faculty members receive awards at the Commendation for Science & Technology from MEXT

Four researchers and a group of five faculty members from the Faculty of Science and Engine...

Stabilizing wind-generated electricity, no matter the weather
Stabilizing wind-generated electricity, no matter the weather

Waseda University, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), an...

Unraveling the mystery of algae evolution
Unraveling the mystery of algae evolution

A recent study by Waseda University researchers indicated that the effect of respiration on...

Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs
Unveiling how nucleosome repositioning occurs

Tokyo, April 14 – A research group led by Hitoshi Kurumizaka, a professor of structural bio...

Beyond the future created by computers
Beyond the future created by computers

Waseda University’s ICT & Robotics Unit hosted the International SISA Workshop “Extreme...

Researchers find that salivary microbiome exhibits circadian rhythm
Researchers find that salivary microbiome exhibits circadian rhythm

A group of Japanese researchers became the first in the world to discover that bacteria in ...

2nd Energy Resource Aggregation Business Forum
2nd Energy Resource Aggregation Business Forum

Waseda University Advanced Collaborative Research Organization for Smart Society (ACROSS) h...

Success in synthesizing perovskite oxide PbCoO3
World’s first success in synthesizing perovskite oxide PbCoO3

A group of scientists, including Professor Takashi Mizokawa from Waseda’s Faculty of Scienc...

High-frequency wireless electric bus cuts CO2 by 40%~60%
High-frequency wireless electric bus cuts CO2 by 40%~60%

A research group with Professor Yushi Kamiya (Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Toshi...

Dramatic improvement in 3D printing for home use
Waseda researchers make dramatic improvement in 3D printing for home use

Waseda University researchers have developed a process to dramatically improve the quality ...

Near-infrared radiation for remote activation of muscle cells
Near-infrared radiation for remote activation of muscle cells

Researchers developed a new method for remotely inducing contraction of skeletal muscles, a...

Success in reproducing rotational cytoplasmic flow with artificial cells
World’s first success in reproducing rotational cytoplasmic flow with artificial cells

Waseda University researchers became the first in the world to successfully reproduce rotat...

New method for developing anti-cancer drugs and antimalarial medications
New method for developing anti-cancer drugs and antimalarial medications

Researchers developed a catalytic decarbonlyative etherification of aromatic esters using a...

Waseda Egyptology team discovers 3000 year-old tomb
Waseda Egyptology team discovers 3000 year-old tomb

A team led by Waseda University Professor Jiro Kondo discovered a previously unknown tomb i...

Waseda team produces innovation for “electronic tattoos”
Waseda team produces innovation for “electronic tattoos”

Waseda University researchers have developed processes and materials for ultrathin stick-on...

Waseda signs agreement with Ochanomizu university
Waseda signs agreement with Ochanomizu university

Waseda University and Ochanomizu University in Tokyo, one of the two national universities ...

Bringing researchers together as an international hub
Bringing researchers together as an international hub

Waseda University hosted a discussion of the future of education in the global society, inc...

Effect of gaze manipulation on preference decisions
Effect of gaze manipulation on preference decisions

In a collaborative study by Waseda University, the University of Western Ontario, Kochi Ins...

NEA Director-General on issues and possibilities of nuclear energy
NEA Director-General on issues and possibilities of nuclear energy

William D. Magwood, IV, Director-General of the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) within the Orga...

New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature
New process produces hydrogen at much lower temperature

Waseda University researchers have developed a new method for producing hydrogen, which is ...

2016 EU-Japan Forum
2016 EU-Japan Forum

To mark the 150th anniversary of the Belgium-Japan relations and the opening of Waseda Univ...

Upgraded WAREC-1 succeeds in traversing mock rubble
Upgraded WAREC-1 succeeds in traversing mock rubble

Being one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world, there is a high demand in Japa...

IEEE Computer Society elects its first president from Japan
IEEE Computer Society elects its first president from Japan

Professor Hironori Kasahara has been voted president-elect for the Institute of Electrical ...

How to interpret world university rankings
How to interpret world university rankings

To continue its mission of improving education and research, Waseda University’s long term ...

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