Greetings from the Director
Kyushu Universityʼs mission is to consistently provide education at the highest international level through continuous improvement of our educational programs while also actively serving as a top-level education and research hub addressing the issues of tomorrow. In accordance with the Kyushu University Action Plan set in place to guide us on this mission, we have begun establishing Research and Education Institutes that promote academic research at the highest level by developing and integrating various research fields that represent the strengths and uniqueness of Kyushu University while also making contributions to education.
Drawing upon Kyushu Universityʼs long history of performing research and educational activities in Asia and Oceania, with which we are deeply connected in terms of both history and proximity, we established the Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies in April of 2019 as the second of these Research and Education Institutes. With this institute, we are aiming to create a new academic field that will open the future by contributing to the resolution of social issues in Asian and Oceanian countries through both solutions to the problems of today and prediction of the issues expected to be faced tomorrow.
We have adopted The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), set as international goals from 2016 to 2030 by the United Nations, as the most urgent issues to address first. To promote studies that tackle these issues, we will cooperate with the Kyushu University Platform of Inter/Transdisciplinary Energy Research, which is already exploring energy-related SDGs, and breakdown barriers among the humanities, sociology, science, technology, and life science to work as one to achieve these goals. In addition, based on demand in the countries and areas facing these issues, we will work with people on site to identify, solve, mitigate, and predict the issues.
Grounded in the belief that solving the issues of Asia and Oceania will lead to solutions to issues the world over, this institute promotes interdisciplinary and collaborative research and educational activities together with the whole college. We look forward to your continued support and cooperation.
Director General, Kyushu University Institute for Asian and Oceanian Studies President, Kyushu University
Mission / Vision
Drawing upon Kyushu University’s long history of performing research and educational activities in Asia and Oceania,we will create a new academic field at the higest level and bring about innovation for Asia, Oceania, and the world.
By tackling social issues in Asian and Oceanian countries with all the Kyushu University, we will contribute to resolution of these issues through both solutions to the problems of today and prediction of the issues expected to be faced tomorrow.Furthermore, we will essentially contribute to resolution of SDGs and Future SDGs.