Greetings from the Provost

Yuji Moro
Provost of the Faculty of Human Sciences

This website is intended as an introduction to the Faculty of Human Sciences for its members and other students and staff at the University of Tsukuba, as well as for people anywhere in the world who may not be connected to the University, but are interested in knowing more about the faculty.

To all our visitors,

The Faculty of Human Sciences was recently established, in October 2011, by merging the Faculties of Education, Psychology and Disability Sciences.
The Faculty of Human Sciences is responsible for promoting research activities in the fields of education, psychology and disability sciences at the University of Tsukuba, and is also responsible for supporting undergraduate and graduate education through the teaching activities of affiliated faculty members.
Research activities at the Faculty of Human Sciences are focused on human perception, cognition and behavior, as well as on education and other activities that help nurture and develop these functions, and thus our research activities cover a wide range of related topics. Under the previous faculty structure, almost all research activities were conducted independently within each of the respective faculties. However, there are a number of research areas that overlapped between the fields of education, psychology, and disability sciences.
The Faculty of Human Sciences strongly promotes research activities related to human development and support by focusing on the fields of education, psychology, and disability sciences, and by fostering collaboration and cooperation among researchers in these fields.
We appreciate your taking the time to learn about the newly-formed Faculty of Human Sciences, and we thank you for your support.

*The role of a faculty at Tsukuba
(an excerpt from the prospectus of the University of Tsukuba)

Under the university’s new faculty organization, a faculty is fundamentally responsible for education and research, and is positioned to promote, both comprehensively and systematically, the development of its respective fields of study, as well as collaboration and cooperation among different fields, with a university-wide perspective.
All faculties of the university shall, in certain fundamental respects, be considered to belong to a single university-wide faculty, and while they engage in their own fundamental and continuous research, they are also to engage in education and research that are in line with the objectives defined for each school and college, graduate school and program, research center, etc.

For the members of the Faculty of Human Sciences,

On this website is an area that can be used by the members of the Faculty of Human Sciences to share information and exchange opinions and ideas. We hope this function will be well utilized in your collaborative research and education activities.
If you have any suggestions or opinions regarding the activities of the Faculty of Human Sciences, or this website, please contact us via e-mail.