Center for the Study of Co* Design
Osaka University's Center for the Study of Co* Design was established in July 2016.
It is a front-runner of the university's initiative to tackle emerging challenges in contemporary society by fostering innovation.
Our mission is to design mechanisms that facilitate cross-border communication and collaboration among actors from diverse professional fields and citizens, generating innovative knowledge, values, and systems in society.
The asterisk (*) in our name represents our operational principle of openness, dynamism, flexibility, and cross-disciplinarity in approach and expertise.
Our educational programs welcome students from various disciplines, encouraging them to learn beyond their core subjects.
Our research activities feature extensive collaboration with experts in business, government, academia, and other public and private sectors, providing a space for up-to-date intellectual discussions.
We develop stronger connections between the university and the local community through our diverse public seminar programs.
We collaborate with international partners in both business and academic sectors and welcome opportunities for new partnerships
For any questions about the Center, our research/educational activities, and future collaborative opportunities, please contact us.
Center for the Study of Co* Design, Osaka University, has three educational and research divisions to pioneer emerging academic fields and to develop the human resources for integration between knowledge and society.
|Professor (Centre Director)||Matsushige, Hisakazu||Economics of Education, Economics of Human Resource Management|
|Professor||Ikeda, Mitsuho||Medical Anthropology|
|Professor||Hayashida, Masashi||Portuguese Philology and Iconology|
|Professor||Higaki, Tatsuya||Philosophy, French Philosophy, Japanese Philosophy|
|Professor||Hirakawa, Hideyuki||Science and Technology Studies|
|Professor||Fujita, Kikuo||Design Engineering|
|Professor||Morikuri, Shigekazu||Community Communication|
|Associate Professor||Tanaka, Hitoshi||Aesthetics|
|Associate Professor||Yagi, Ekou||Science and Technology Studies|
|Associate Professor||Homma, Naoki||Clinical Philosophy|
|Associate Professor||Tsujita, Toshiya||International Relations, Social Design|
|Specially Appointed Professor||Alain-Marc Rieu||Science and Technology Studies, Comparative contemporary political and social philosophy|
|Specially Appointed Professor||Hirata, Oriza||Playwriting, Directing|
|Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Uwasu, Michinori||Sustainability Studies, Economics|
|Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Yamazaki, Goro||Cultural Anthropology|
|Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Watanabe, Hirotaka||International Politics, Diplomatic History, Space Policy & Law|
|Specially Appointed Associate Professor||Yamamori, Yuki||Philosophy, Semiotics|
|Specially Appointed Assistant Professor||Kudo, Mitsuru||Science and Technology Studies|
|Specially Appointed Assistant Professor||Sugawara, Yuki||Philosophy of Science, Research Ethics, Science and Technology Studies|
|Specially Appointed Assistant Professor||Mizumachi, Eri||Science Communication, Science Education|
Access from the nearest station
15-25min. east on foot from ishibashi on Hankyu Takarazuka Line.
10-15min. west on foot from Shibahara.
From Shin-Osaka Station
Take the subway Midousuji Line to Senri-Chuo, transfer to Osaka Monorail and
exit at Shibahara. (about 1 hour)
From Osaka Airport(itami)
Take Osaka Monorail to Shibahara.(about 30 min.)
From Kansai international Airport
- Take JR line to Osaka, transfer to the subway Midousuji Line,exit at Senri-Chuo, change to Osaka Monorail and exit at Shibahara.(about 2 hours)
- Take Nankai Line to Namba, transfer the subway Midousuji Line to Senri-Chuo, and take Osaka Monorail to Shibahara.(about 2 hours)
- Take Airport Bus to Osaka Airport, transfer to Osaka Monorail to Shibahara.(about 2.5 hours)
Center for the Study of Co* Design, Osaka University
1-16 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, JAPAN