Department of Management Science and Technology, School of Engineering, Tohoku University

Features and Philosophy of the Department

Development of education and research that considers technology from a social perspective

Since its inception in 2002, the Department of Management Science and Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Tohoku University, has been actively promoting the interdisciplinary field of engineering and social systems. In addition to the primary education from the perspective of management engineering on intellectual property and technology management, the department provides education and research on systematically analyzing the complex problems of modern society related to engineering and technology and how to create solutions to them from a comprehensive perspective.

Specifically, we target technological systems that interact closely with modern society, based on our understanding of engineering and technology, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, materials engineering, management engineering, and transportation engineering. We will explore how to analyze and design such systems based on an engineering approach based on mathematical models. Specific systems that are the subject of education and research include energy social systems, material social systems, network social systems, and risk social systems. In this way, the Department of Management Science and Technology aims to expand the frontiers of engineering, develop new academic fields, and construct academic theories.

Basic Philosophy

  1. 1Contribution to the construction of a sustainable society
    To create engineering technologies and socio-technical norms that contribute to the well-being of humankind and the sustainable development of society and explore the academic principles for their application.
  2. 2hands-on approach
    To deepen understanding of science and technology, its economic and social aspects, and to create a technological philosophy that is globally competitive through experimentation and practice in advanced interdisciplinary fields.
  3. 3open organizational culture
    To foster an organizational culture that is open to the world while respecting the independence of researchers and educators based on the basic principles to the maximum extent possible.

Human resources to be developed

  • To educate engineers and researchers who can create solutions to various problems related to engineering and technology in society through inventing and developing new technologies and engineers and researchers who can operate and design social infrastructure systems while keeping in mind the impact on society and the environment.
  • Engineers and researchers can form and manage organizations to promote technology development projects that require a wide range of expertise.