The human resource development goals of the Ph.D. Program in Empowerment Informatics are to develop students’
abilities necessary to create systems capable of “empowering people” in the following three areas:
This program coordinates collaboration between multiple disciplines: informatics, engineering, arts, psychology, neuroscience, clinical medicine, nursing science, business science, and corporate laws. Students will enroll in the School of Integrative and Global Majors (SIGMA), a university-wide organization with functions equivalent to those of existing graduate schools. Students will complete courses in the three pillars of Supplement, Harmony, and Extension to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their abilities in the area of expertise. To develop the skills necessary to create systems that integrate these three pillars, students will be provided the overall perspective of Empowerment Informatics toward the end of their studies.