Taking on the World’s Challenges through a Transdisciplinary and Transversal Approach
At Sophia University, research activities are based on our founding principles of internationalism and neighborliness, conducted in a multifaceted manner on domestic and international fields. Sophia University’s unique environment, in which all graduate schools and research institutes are concentrated on a single campus, allows for active collaboration among researchers and research institutes beyond the boundaries of their respective departments. The results of research not only contribute to the development of academia and society, but the latest findings are also integrated into educational activities. Sophia University researchers continue to work on a wide variety of research topics with an interdisciplinary and fusion approach, emphasizing this cycle.
Sophia University’s Research Activities
Research units, which are the main bodies of research activities, have been established under the two research divisions, the Permanent/Standing Research Division and the Time-limited Research Division of the Sophia University Research Organization. The results of the organized research activities contribute to the improvement of the overall education and research level of Sophia, and to Sophia’s social contributions.
Information on Research
Education Research Information Database
Search information on Sophia University’s faculty members by name, affiliation, research field, or keyword.
academic information repository that collects, stores, and releases the research results of Sophia University researchers.
Research Outcome Report
The latest research results from Sophia University are collected here. Please make use of this site for joint research and interviews.
Research on Priority Areas
Sophia University designates research themes in accordance with the “five research themes” based on the “three goals” of the University, as well as interdisciplinary and organized research that takes advantage of the characteristics of a comprehensive university.
Designated Priority Area Research Topics
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Special Funds for the Promotion of Academic Research
Priority Area Research is funded by Sophia University’s own research grant system, the “Sophia University Special Grant for Academic Research.” In addition to Priority Area Research, Sophia University also has a grant for Optional Subjects.
Research on Priority Areas and Free/unrestricted Subjects
The following are the current research projects funded by Sophia University’s unique research grant system, “Sophia University Special Grant for Academic Research” has two types of research it supports: “Research in Priority Area” and “Research on Optional Subjects.” Past research reports are available in Sophia-R, Sophia University’s academic information repository.
Research Promotion Organization
Sophia University Research Promotion Organization
The Sophia University Research Organization promotes interdisciplinary and systematic research activities by fully utilizing the characteristics of the University’s nine faculties and ten graduate schools located on a single campus. The Center for Research Promotion & Support comprehensively promotes Sophia University’s research activities and facilitates cooperation between industry, government, and academia.