While the world is changing at a rapid pace, our department focuses on “human beings” and the “environment” that surrounds them, and aims to “realize a rich life where people and the environment are in harmony.” Specifically, we set the realization of a low-carbon society and solutions to the problems of a super-aging society as the targets, and conduct research and educational activities by introducing “academic fusion” across multiple academic fields.

The research projects of each laboratory and the educational curriculum of the department are based on core technologies and fundamental theories such as energy engineering, system design, mechatronics, ergonomics, robotics, sensing, information engineering, and computational engineering. Not only can students pursue academic theories, but they can also apply and develop their strengths through working hand in hand with researchers in different fields.

Furthermore, the Kashiwa Campus is filled with opportunities to integrate ideas from different research fields via the integrated planning and management of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, research centers, and support facilities. The Graduate School of Frontier Sciences is also characterized by its providing many projects that involve regional and international collaboration and demonstrational experiments; hence students will be able to experience how their research can be actually useful in society.

We hope that, while aiming to contribute to the growth of “Human Environmental Studies”, faculties and students will work hard in our department to find new solutions to the various problems of nature and society. Let us make unabashedly challenging attempts together toward a new era shaped by humans and the environment.

Head of the Department,
Department of Human and Engineered Environmental Studies,
Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, the University of Tokyo