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Nishi Masahiko
Nishi Masahiko
-Graduate School Education Befitting a New Century-

Graduate school education befitting a new century
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Twentieth-century science and technology raised living standards, increased life spans and broadened knowledge of many aspects of our world, from the ultramicroscopic to the cosmic. However, it also left us with a negative legacy, exemplified, for example, by the destruction of the environment, exhaustion of natural resources and the digital divide. The question facing us now is: How can we build a society that will engender fairer and fuller human relationships, as befitting a new century? How are we to build a culture capable of deep sympathy for and mutual acceptance of differences?
Ritsumeikan University has developed the Graduate School of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences as a hub of activity in the search for and acquisition of wisdom?a graduate school with aspirations towards a new era. In seeking solutions to universal problems, graduate students of Core Ethics and Frontier Sciences consider the manner of society and culture desired - the way of living - needed to make change.
Each student participates in a research project focusing on problems that span fields of thought, delving for answers “on-site” in their respective areas of research in accordance with individually tailored research plans. Students work in collaboration with researchers and planners on the front lines of academic activity to determine the means for applying the latest fields of the natural sciences, social sciences, and human sciences.


Dean, Graduate School of Core Ethics
and Frontier Sciences
Masahiko Nishi




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