Comprehensive Research OrganizationWaseda University

About the Organization

From the Director

hanaiShunsuke HANAI
Chairperson, Comprehensive Research Organization /
Professor, Faculty of Commerce

The Project Research Institutes of the Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University comprise a core staff of full-time faculty from Waseda University, and were inaugurated in April 2000 for the purpose of promoting cross-disciplinary, collaborative joint research. While the term “research institute” is generally associated with large buildings and a permanent research organization, the Project Research Institutes are time-limited, functional research institutes, established with the aim of implementing research projects within a specific timeframe. They may sometimes also be virtual research institutes, lacking physical form.

More than 10 years after the official inauguration, the number of Project Research Institutes under the Comprehensive Research Organization has reached approximately 130 as of April 2010. The Institutes have succeeded in stimulating liberal research among all faculty and researchers in Waseda University, and in particular, have provided significant impetus for promoting research activities based on societal collaboration. Furthermore, through the involvement of external researchers, a research organization based locally within our university has expanded globally to become one that is positioned at the frontlines of Wasaeda as a research university.

This homepage will provide you with a thorough understanding of the current new and diverse research trends at the university, as well as a glimpse of the future of research in the Waseda community. I look forward to your continued support for the Project Research Institutes, Comprehensive Research Organization, Waseda University

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