The department draws on a variety of natural science areas such as life and brain science, neurology, psychology, sports science, linguistics, philosophy and ethics, and aesthetic and arts, in order to academically and comprehensively understand the essence and universality of humanity. It makes full use of methods in natural science and human science, and explores the theme, What is humanity?
In order to academically and comprehensively understand the environment in the fields of nature, society, materials, information, and life, the department aims at analyzing the processes of environmental formation and assessing them from diversified facets, and through these practices, it explores multiple risks in the current society with the theme, How should humans and the environment co-exist?
The department aims to academically and comprehensively understand the repeatedly occurring conflicts and dialogues of civilization with a background of history and regions. For this purpose, it explores both synchronic and diachronic aspects of civilizations and cultures using methods of integrated sciences, and investigates the theme. How should intellectual assets be passed on?