The Department of Social and Human Sciences develops borderless (Transnational), "5T Leaders". 5T leaders use knowledge from the humanities, social sciences, and science and engineering fields (Trans-disciplinary). They connect science and technology with humans and society (Translational), and forge ahead with value creation (Transformational), and problem solving (Transactional). Our students will acquire the many skills necessary to become a 5T leader. They will develop broad knowledge in the fields of humanities, social science and science and engineering, as well as advanced expertise in fields such as politics, law and public administration; education, welfare and health; culture and art; science, technology and society; and cognition, mathematics and information. They will be able to create value by forming advanced evaluation criteria and manifesting vision, and they will develop problem-solving skills based on the creative formation of necessary mechanisms and the ability to push forward the processes of the mechanisms.
The Department of Social and Human Sciences accepts a variety of students regardless of whether or not they have knowledge or expertise in the humanities, social sciences or science and engineering fields and regardless of their background and previous experience. The diversity of the students and teaching staff is the greatest resource and strength of the Department of Social and Human Sciences. We embrace diversity and aim to produce "5T Leaders" who will take society and science and technology in to the future.