There are currently three research organizations called “Faculties(研究院)” at Yokohama National University. Unlike Colleges and Graduate Schools (which are essentially educational institutions), these Faculties were established to promote research activities at the university more efficiently and effectively. Academic staff of the Engineering, Environment and Information Sciences and Urban Innovation departments belong to one of these Faculties and conduct their research along with their educational activities at the Colleges and Graduate Schools.
Faculty of International Social Sciences
The Faculty of International Social Sciences (Research Institute) conducts highly-specialized research geared towards internationality and integration, addressing social needs in a new age of globalization. We conduct advanced research in the three social science fields of Economics, Business Administration, and International and Business Law. We organize research projects across these three areas and promote research activities functionally and flexibly. Responding to the needs of this globalized era, we are opening new research avenues through collaboration with other faculties on campus (Engineering, Environment and Information Science, and Urban Innovation), and partnership with universities, research institutes and industry both in Japan and overseas. These will bring about tangible progress in social science education in our university.
Reorganized in April 2001, the Faculty of Engineering is a research organization of faculty members with over 50 years of history. The Faculty of Engineering is a separate entity from the educational organizations of the Graduate and Undergraduate College of Engineering Science. However, each faculty member has teaching duties in one of three educational departments in the Graduate School of Engineering and in one of five educational departments in the College of Engineering Science. The Faculty consists of the following three divisions that are subdivided into altogether seven minor research Departments.
Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences
The Faculty of Environment and Information Sciences is a research organization of faculty members that was established in April 2001. It is a separate entity from the educational organization of Graduate School of Environment and Information Sciences. However, each faculty member has teaching duties in one of the five educational departments of the Graduate School. The faculty consists of the following three divisions:
- Division of Natural Environment and Information
- Division of Artificial Environment and Information
- Division of Social Environment and Information
The missions of the faculty are to conduct innovative and leading research in environmental and information sciences, and to solve complex problems in order to achieve a sustainable society.
Faculty of Urban Innovation
Each faculty member of the Graduate School of Urban Innovation belongs to the Faculty of Urban Innovation, whose research missions are to conduct innovative and leading research in interdisciplinary urban innovation fi eld, and to solve complex problems associated with urban innovation in order to achieve a creative and sustainable society.