南山大学

 

Research Centers

Center for Management Studies

The Center for Management Studies, founded at Nanzan University in 1985, is involved in the study of modern business management and devotes considerable time and effort to research in finance, marketing, accounting, and decision theory. As well as encouraging these studies at Nanzan, the Center actively seeks to coordinate independent studies with outside institutions. Other activities of the Center include workshops, research projects, and the publication of monographs.

For further enquiries, please contact the Center at mcenter@ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp.

Center for Management Studies

Center for the Study of Human Relations

The Center for the Study of Human Relations, founded in April 2000 at Nanzan University, is based on the original Center for the Study of Human Relations set up in 1977 at Nanzan Junior College. The Center’s activities focus on research and training in the area of “human relations” from the broad perspective of behavioral science. It functions as one of only a small number of academic research institutions in Japan that conduct experiential learning in the laboratory context, while its bulletin, The Nanzan Journal of Human Relations, reflects research interests at the Center that include humanistic psychology, human-centered education, mind-body integration, group dynamics, and organizational change. The Center is committed to providing “human relations training” and facilitation training. The Center has a partnership with NTL Institute in the USA, which founded and then developed the laboratory method of experiential learning.

For further enquiries, please contact the Center at ninkan-c@ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp.

Center for the Study of Human Relations

Center for Linguistics

The long-awaited establishment of the Center for Linguistics in April 2003 helps Nanzan to continue to be at the forefront of linguistic research. For many years, Nanzan has enjoyed an excellent reputation at home and abroad in the field of linguistics. The Center draws its members from the departments of Anthropology and Philosophy, British and American Studies, and Japanese Studies, and one of its main goals is to combine the diverse talents across the University in the field to create a forum for collaborative research. Primary research areas represented by its members include comparative syntax, syntax-semantics interface, and language acquisition.

The Center publishes an annual research report, Nanzan Linguistics, and hosts workshops and colloquia to promote research in theoretical linguistics in Asia. It is currently conducting a large-scale joint research project on comparative syntax and language acquisition with a grant from the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports Science and Technology. The partners for the project include University of Cambridge, University of Siena, University of Connecticut, National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan), and EFL University-Hyderabad. The details of the Center’s activities as well as its research results can be found on its website: ‘http://www.ic.nanzan-u.ac.jp/LINGUISTICS/english/index.html’.

Center for Linguistics

Center for Research in Mathematical Sciences and Information Engineering

Technology in the fields of computing and communications engineering is progressing at a terrific pace. Tomorrow’s technology will accelerate the changes taking place in society and will push the scope of social activity onto a global scale. To respond to these rapid changes and cater for the accompanying demands from society, Nanzan established the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences and Information Engineering in April 2000 and, four years later, set up the graduate school. The Center was established in April 2005 to provide an outlet for the faculty and the graduate school in terms of their education and research activities, while promoting ties with the community. The Center’s plans involve the promotion of collaborative research with industry (i.e., joint research with corporations and the undertaking of commissioned research), the re-education of the public through open lectures and seminars, and the consolidation and growth of the graduate school through the securing of financial support for its students in the form of scholarships and research funding.

The research project on “Planning and spreading of optimal operations of infrastructures for sustainable prosperity of big cities” was selected by the “Open Research Center” project for private universities, for a subsidy from the “scientific research highly advanced promotion” of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology for five fiscal years from 2007. Five colloquiums and one international workshop are expected to be organized every year by the Center.

For further enquiries, please contact the Center at liaison-msie@nanzan-u.ac.jp.