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CO* DESIGN

CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CO* DESIGN

Osaka University

About us

Osaka University's Center for the Study of Co* Design was established in July 2016.

The Center for the Study of Co* Design is a new initiative at Osaka University with the goal of enhancing educational research. Today, humanity faces many seemingly intractable challenges. Innovations that combine diverse knowledge will underpin our responses to a range of environmental, health and social problems. In this context, the Center for the Study of Co* Design aims to integrate diverse areas of research expertise, promote creativity, and contribute to society. The center is designed as an open organization inviting participation from faculty and students across the entire university. It also acts as an important bridge connection the university to the outside world, which is crucial role for research universities to play in realizing how "society and knowledge" should co-exist today.

In the logo design "CO" symbolizes the Center and "✳︎" (an asterisk) implies unlimited potential. Visually, the "O" presents global knowledge, "✳︎" is a satellite and "C" is its orbit. The background on which the logo is drawn represents society.
The logo can be rotated and arranged to suit the setting in which it is used and represents the diversity of specialist field of expertise among the center's faculty. The center is a highly flexible, changing its shape depending on the angle of each faculty member's viewport. This will lead to the development of many colors for the logo in the future, with the key color silver as an all-reflecting mirror.
With the satellite (✳︎) and its orbit (C) connecting global knowledge (O) and society (the background), a powerful movement can emerge through the Center for the Study of Co* Design.

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 educational/research activities, and future collaborative opportunities, please contact us.

For more information about our education, please see this brochure.

Our Structure

Our Structure

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.

Staff

Professor (Centre Director) Matsushige, Hisakazu
Economics of Education, Economics of Human Resource Management
Professor Ikeda, Mitsuho
Medical Anthropology
Professor Hirakawa, Hideyuki
Science and Technology Studies
Professor Tokai, Akihiro
Environmental Risk Analysis, Environmental Systems Engineering, Environmental Planning
Professor Nagashima, Tadashi
Dental Education, Prosthetic Dentistry, Interdisciplinary Dentistry
Professor Hayashida, Masashi
Portuguese Philology and Iconology
Professor Morikuri, Shigekazu
Community Communication
Professor Matsuura, Hirokazu
Industry-University Co-creation and Co-Design
Associate Professor Abe, Yukiko
Higher Education Management, Student Affairs, Educational Development
Associate Professor Okada, Chiaki
Sport for Development and Peace(SDP), Lifelong Sport, Community Sport
Associate Professor Takeuchi, Yoshiyuki
Applied Statistics, History of Statistical Thought, Business Anthropology
Associate Professor Tanaka, Hitoshi
Aesthetics
Professor Fukuda, Tomohiro
Environmental Design Engineering, Virtual and Augmented Reality
Associate Professor Homma, Naho
Clinical Philosophy, Philosophical Practice, Feminist Philosophy
Associate Professor Yagi, Ekou
Science and Technology Studies
Associate Professor Yamazaki, Goro
Cultural Anthropology
Associate Professor Yoshihisa, Tomoki
Information Science and Technology, Streaming Distribution, Cybermedia
Associate Professor Tsujita, Toshiya
International Relations, Social Design
Specially Appointed Professor Istek, Cihangir
Design Thinking and Doing, Cities, Architecture, Communication and Information Design
Specially Appointed Professor Hirata, Oriza
Playwriting, Directing
Specially Appointed Professor Barrett, Brendan F.D.
Urban Transitions, Ethical Cities, Sustainability Science, Science and Research Communication
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Uwasu, Michinori
Sustainability Studies, Economics
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Watanabe, Hirotaka
International Politics, Diplomatic History, Space Policy & Law
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Otani, Yosuke
Primate Socioecology
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Kanamori, Sayako
Global Health, Global Health Diplomacy, International Development
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Kudo, Mitsuru
Science and Technology Studies
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Takahashi, Aya
Philosophy, Clinical philosophy
Specially Appointed Associate Professor Yamamori, Yuki
Philosophy, Semiotics
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Mizumachi, Eri
Science Communication, Science Education
Specially Appointed Assistant Professor Matsumoto, Ayako
Regional Development Utilizing Creativity

Access

Wide Area

Campus Area

Access from the nearest station

By Train
15-25min. east on foot from ishibashi on Hankyu Takarazuka Line.

By Monorail
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

Center for the Study of Co* Design, Osaka University

CELAS Building I
1-16 Machikaneyama-cho, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-0043, JAPAN
Phone +81-6-6850-6111
Toyonaka Campus map, No. 64, 4F.
Url https://www.cscd.osaka-u.ac.jp/

CO* Design Studio

CELAS Building I, 3F Room No. 341
Toyonaka Campus map, No. 64, 3F.