Outline (Faculty of Informatics, Graduate School of Informatics)

The Faculty of Informatics consists of 2 courses: data science and information science. Most of the academic staff in the Faculty is also fully responsible for research and education within the three-year Doctoral Programs in the Graduate School of Informatics.

The Faculty of Informatics was established in April 2024 as the 11th faculty of Chiba University. Data science and information engineering are regarded as practical studies that aim to solve problems and create industries based on various social data. Based on this understanding, the faculty aims to develop human resources who can create new value based on knowledge and contribute to the sustainable development of society. After entering the university, from the third year, students will choose one of two courses: the Data Science Course and the Information Engineering Course. The Data Science Course develops human resources (practical data scientists) who understand the essence of data science and can apply it to solving social issues. On the other hand, the Information Engineering Courses develops human resources who can apply it to the realization and advancement of data science (human resources who will be responsible for the advancement of data science and peripheral technologies). In each course, curriculum that consists subject groups corresponding to the core technology and application of data science is provided. The subject groups of application of data science are organized with collaboration with strength of Chiba University such as “medical care and nursing,” “environment and horticulture,” and “humanity and sensibility.”

The Graduate School of Informatics is an independent graduate school with only a doctoral course for the latter three years, established in the same year as the undergraduate school. The graduate school aims to develop highly specialized human resources who can lead innovation with a broad perspective including applied fields, cultivate a high degree of specialization, and achieve effective results based on close cooperation with the wide range of specialized fields possessed by the comprehensive university.

In addition, education in the above faculties and graduate schools will be carried out mainly by faculty members belonging to the Graduate School of Informatics in collaboration with related organizations.