The Institute for Academic Initiatives (IAI) was set up in order to promote interdisciplinary education and research under the leadership of President Toshio HIRANO. Excellence in education and research has always been pursued at Osaka University’s schools. However, modern society faces many challenges that require creative approaches, approaches that call upon scholarship from more than one field, one specialty. Thus, the IAI was set up for the purpose of promoting such cross-border, medium- and long-term interdisciplinary learning and research.
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