Voices of Current Students

Yuri Handa
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Doctoral Student

In the IHS program, I was given chances to explore various, unfamiliar academic fields such as natural sciences and social sciences. I also challenged to question the framework of the humanities itself through my own bodily experience in the contemporary dance workshop. I want to continue to search for ways to connect the university, already a part of the society, and the rest of the society through the opportunities provided by IHS, the program that suggests diverse approaches to academic research.


Explore for more possibilities

Jiaxi Hou
Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, The University of Tokyo, Master's Student

IHS program has provided a wide range of opportunities for us to explore the world as well as ourselves from diverse perspectives. The courses and academic activities cover different disciplines from natural science to social science, from engineering to humanities, which largely inspire me in designing my own research. The social activities are also valuable, because they usually encourage us to pay more attention in cross-cultural social issues. The program is certainly a perfect chance for one who wishes to step out of his or her comfort zone and search for a better self.


Towards Coexistence

Leo Kikuta
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Master's Student

I joined the IHS program because I expected it would provide valuable chances to think about harmonious coexistence in the society filled with various conflicts. Indeed, the program offers many interesting courses and events as well as encouraging students to organize projects voluntarily. Through such activities, we are required not only to broaden our knowledge but also to bring the concept of coexistence in line with reality, which enables me to reconsider my position.