Message from the Chair
Invitation to the CPPS at Tsukuba
In the domains of human behavior such as society/economy, corporations/management, and urban/regions, a variety of phenomena take place, affected not only by natural phenomena but also as a result of human behavior, triggering all kinds of complex issues. Responding to natural phenomena is one of the strengths of engineering. To solve problems caused by human behavior, however, we must gather interdisciplinary knowledge, construct rational theoretical models matching the scale of individual human behaviors, and achieve consensus and make decisions based on the objective analysis of data.
In recent years we have seen a greater emphasis on the need for this type of integrated education in arts and science. The CPPS at Tsukuba has been a pioneer in this regard, offering education in which the curriculum incorporated social science courses (including economics, business administration, psychology, and sociology) and science courses (including mathematics, statistics, operations research, information science, computer science, and urban/environmental engineering). In addition, by offering not only specialized courses but also a practical education focusing on exercise, experiment, and practice, the CPPS curriculum enables students to acquire capabilities in interdisciplinary thinking and in objective analysis, and, based on these, proposal capabilities to solve problems.
Are you interested in understanding the outcomes of human behavior from objective perspectives based on data analysis? Are you also interested in understanding the phenomena manifest in human behavior by making full use of your mathematical talents? At the CPPS at Tsukuba, students can acquire foundational knowledge and applied skills that help them to solve real-world problems, creatively and with high explanatory power.