Institute of Cultural Sciences



Institute of Cultural Sciences


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  1. To conduct collaborative research relating to cultural sciences.
  2. To acquire and archive research materials.
  3. To publish research results.
  4. To hold workshops and lectures.
  5. To provide necessary practical support for achieving the above aims.

Message from the Director

Director FUKAMACHI Hideo
Professor, Faculty of Global Management
That team-based collaborative research should form the basis of our work――this is the first and foremost principle of our Institute. Each team freely and independently sets up its research project, develops and publishes its results, and paves the way for a renewed or completely different team to be formed. Through this “metabolic” process of regeneration, the Institute is constantly moving forward as a fresh organization that nonetheless retains continuity. The flexible and diversified generative framework has enabled the Institute to act as fertile ground for developing cross-disciplinary and collaborative knowledge among individuals with varied interests and diverse areas of expertise. The resulting research activities have made diverse and invaluable contributions to the world, not only in the form of public workshops and annual journals, but also through the special publication of collections of research articles and translations. As the director of the Institute, I look to the University to continue to develop its support for us and to provide the best environment for pursuing research, and I firmly believe that our members’ research will continue to flourish and become ever more dynamic.

Research Collaboration Projects

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Research Projects

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  • Kenkyu Sosho (Research Article Collections)
  • Honyaku Sosho (Translation Collections)
  • Jinbunken Kiyo (The Journal of the Institute of Cultural Sciences)
  • Jinbunken Booklet (The Booklet of the Institute of Cultural Sciences)
  • Jinbun Kagaku Kenkyujo Nenpo (The Annual Report of the Institute of Cultural Sciences)


University of Cambridge photo by Cajeo Zhang on Unsplash
Chuo University Institute of Cultural Sciences concludes Agreement of Cooperation with Cambridge Language Sciences Interdisciplinary Research Centre【2020.9】
The Chuo University Institute of Cultural Sciences (hereinafter ICS) has concluded an inter-institutional agreement with Cambridge Language Sciences, an Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge (hereinafter CLS), the very first research institution in Japan to do so.

To further facilitate research exchange and collaboration across countries and disciplines by engaging in activities such as joint research and academic networking for the purpose of cross-disciplinary knowledge sharing.

■Areas of cooperation  
a.Exchange of academic staff from CLS and researchers from ICS
b.Exchange of graduate students from CLS and associate researchers from ICS
c.Joint research projects
d.Joint conferences
e.Joint cultural programs