WINPEC is both the primary research center for the Faculty of Political Science and Economics and a core research facility in political science, economics, and journalism for Waseda University as a whole.
Since 2014, the Positive/Empirical Analysis of Political Economy Unit has been one of the model units of Waseda University’s Top Global University (TGU/SGU) Project. The unit offers research seminars and educational programs which meet the highest global standards in the fields of political science, economics, and managerial economics for students and researchers who aim to contribute to the global society as global citizens. The unit involves collaboration among faculty members mainly from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, as well as the Faculty of Commerce and the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The aim of the Global Asia Research Center is to contribute to the global interdisciplinary scholarship on reconciliation and sustainable development and to disseminate its results from Asia to the world. This Center is one of seven units of Waseda University’s Top Global University (TGU/SGU) Project and the members include scholars from the Faculty of Political Science and Economics as well as other scholars at Waseda University. Members of this Center pursue research through the dual perspective of global history and global governance, integrating three spheres of knowledge: peace and security, economics and development, and society and culture.
The Center for Positive Political Economy was established in September 2014 at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Political Science. This center promotes research in positive political economy, following recent global trends in social science research. The research center is largely composed of scholars who are affiliated with the Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. It was financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from 2014 to 2019.