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Project Research Institutes

University Research Initiatives

About Research Initiatives

The university has to establish the key study domain which should promote as a university, develop various studies drastically, support and promote it strongly. Looking ahead to its sesquicentennial in the year 2030, Waseda University established “Waseda Vision 150”, a strategic plan to solidify Waseda’s reputation as a leading university. Based on this vision, we have introduced priority research initiatives to reinforce our university’s forte and convert any weaknesses into strengths. This interdisciplinary approach anticipates for making a university-wide synergistic collaboration among scholars beyond boundaries between faculties and aims to address social issues from a global perspective.

The goals of the projects for Research Initiatives are ; 1) development of human resources, 2) acquisition of external research funding and support, 3) the formation of an independent and sustainable research framework through collaborating and networking with external/internal organizations. Furthermore, we look forward to fostering highly qualitative researchers supporting whose research will make great contributions to a society by interdisciplinary work and well-orchestrated research development.


Based on “the spirit of practical science” that is the basic idea of Waseda University, we disseminate our research results to a society and provide leadership in the resolution for global issues in the 21st century.

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