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International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science
International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science
International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science

Kyoto University conducts a wide range of research in fields ranging from microparticles to macro-socioeconomic phenomena, achieving outstanding results that are recognized globally, and possesses a wealth of research talent. The International Research Unit of Integrated Complex System Science was established for a five-year period in order to train researchers to deal with problems that will grow more and more complex and multifaceted in the future. The unit’s research in complex system science is interdisciplinary, unconstrained by the conventional academic categories of the social and natural sciences, and is conducted in cooperation with international researchers.

Survival Studies Unit
The Survival Studies Unit is opening up a new humanosphere, a research space centered on the natural sciences and integrating elements from disparate fields, which confronts the crisis of human survival by investigating the protection of survival infrastructure and the creation of a sustainable society. It was founded in 2006 as a step toward next-generation integrated science. For concrete social problems such as global warming, the research is intended to go beyond theory, to the preparation of policy proposals that can help decision-makers toward concrete solutions.
Research Unit of Sustainability Science

KIER has been cooperating with this research from the perspectives of economics and policy studies, and deepened its collaboration in 2010 by becoming an official member of the joint research group.

ICAM/Kyoto
ICAM: Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.
Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter Kyoto

The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter (ICAM) is based at the University of California and was founded in July 2002 by Prof. David Pines of the Santa Fe Institute. The ICAM/Kyoto branch was launched by KIER in July 2005, with its office in the university physics department. The ICAM/Kyoto representatives are Prof. Kazuo Nishimura at KIER and Prof. Makoto Yao of the Physics Department.


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