A Message from the Dean
Equip yourself with “the skills to assess the quality of information”
and solving complex and diverse phenomena and problems faced in social life from the aspect of "information." At that time, the Web was just born, and the Internet was hardly known to the general public. It's been about 30 years since that time. Nowadays, people can connect with each other in real time through SNS, share photos and videos, and easily access huge amounts of data on the cloud at any time through high-speed wireless communication such as 5G.
The development of information technology has given us a lot of fun, for example, to enjoy your favorite videos and games anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, in recent years, advances in AI have made computers replace jobs that only humans could do until now, and we can expect that people will be freed from hard work.
On the other hand, it is expected that social problems such as employment, poverty, and disparity will become more serious when labor is no longer required. In addition to information technology, new social problems such as disasters caused by abnormal weather and epidemics of infectious diseases are occurring one after another.
The Faculty of Social Information Studies, which analyzes and solves these problems from the aspect of "information," is currently required to play an important role.
The Faculty of Social Information Studies has three majors, (1) Major in Social Science and Information Studies, which studies from the perspective of social science centered on economics, business science, media science, and sociology; (2) Major in Environment and Information Studies, which studies from the perspective of natural science centered on environmental science, environmental management, and environmental design; (3) Major in Information Design, which studies from the perspective of information technology centered on information design. The faculty conducts research and education while making the best use of the characteristics of each of the three majors, while trying to integrate and share the three majors, with the goal of ultimately contributing to the solution of social problems.
With the advancement of information technology, Social Information Studies is becoming increasingly important. We are looking forward to meeting you on campus.