Institute of Social Systems
Institute of Social Systems was established in April 1998 when College of Economics and College of Business Administration were relocated to Biwako-Kusatsu Campus. The Institute's purpose is to conduct a wide range of research studies related to political, economic, and social systems, and contribute to the improvement of academic culture.
The research activities of the Institute are focused on open-type project research. Many researchers not only from College of Economics and College of Business Administration, but also from College of Science and Engineering and elsewhere inside and outside the University participate in basic research as well as applied research that ties to societal needs. The Institute also publishes the bulletin "Social Systems Research" (twice each year) and hosts open academic symposiums in order to present research findings and promote research activities that contribute to the development of society.