About Us


The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI is a national university founded in October 1988 as the first institution of higher education to offer graduate-only education. While the main office of SOKENDAI is located at Hayama, Kanagawa, its branch offices are dispersed among 20 research institutions, each of which offers top-quality graduate study in a specialized field ranging from humanities and social sciences to natural sciences.

The National Instutite of Informatics is one of the 20 institutions accepting and educating graduate students by belonging to the Program in Informatics of SOKENDAI since April 2002.

The Informatics Program covers a broad areas of research including the principles of informatics, architecture of information systems, software engineering, multimedia systems, intelligent systems, and information society and environment.

Moreover, students are taught and guided by top-level researchers of the National Institute of Informatics and have the opportunity to use state of the art research facilities. In such a stimulating environment, students can foster wide and profound knowledge in informatics while broadening and deepening their views in their special fields. Furthermore, each student can choose among a rich and flexible course menu fully customizable to his/her own needs. For example, international students can take courses in offered in English, while students working in the day-time may have flexible research schedule by discussions with their supervisors.

Informatics Program, Graduate Institute for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

国立大学法人 総合研究大学院大学 大学共同利用機関法人 情報・システム研究機構 国立情報学研究所 / National Institute of Informatics