About (International Social Studies)

The Undergraduate Program of International Social Studies (TISS) offers the degree of Bachelor of Arts in International Social Sciences, which can be earned through English only classes.


  • Developing global citizens who can respond to the needs of a global society, with the ability to accurately recognize, analyze and solve the various problems arising all over the world.
  • Providing discipline-based foundations for insights into cultural, economic, political, social, and information technology issues emerging in the era of globalization.


  • Bachelor of Arts in International Social Sciences


  • Responding to the diverse and advanced needs of society with strengthened interdependence and cooperation between the College of Social Sciences and the College of International Studies.
  • Focusing on the comprehensive and multidisciplinary study of international affairs, including the study of languages other than English and analytical methods drawn from social sciences and other fields. Offering insights into key topics in both Japanese and international social studies using a multidisciplinary approach.




April 1974

Establishment of College of Social Sciences (First Cluster of Colleges)
— Composed of 4 majors (Sociology, Law, Political Science, Economics)


Establishment of College of International Relations


College of International Relations renamed itself as College of International studies
— International Development Major was added as a result of the reorganization of the college


Establishment of School of Social and International Studies
— as a result of the reformation of the undergraduate system


Inauguration of Undergraduate Program of International Social Studies (Global 30)

August 2010

First students of Global 30 entered the program


“Global 30 (G30)” abbreviation changed into “TISS”

About us

Diploma Policy

  • To acquire solid basic skills in mathematics and physics, which is a common foundation for a wide range of engineering fields. 
  • To be able to understand, analyze and creatively solve problems in cross-disciplinary engineering fields from a first principles perspective.
  • To be able to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team, and to have good cooperation, communication and presentation skills.

Human resource development through education

A dynamic cross-sectional curriculum from interdisciplinary perspectives has been adopted for this program which encompasses disciplines from both Engineering Sciences and Engineering Systems along with fundamentals of natural sciences. Students will be able to receive a comprehensive education in a wide range of fields, beginning with fundamentals and moving on to putting their knowledge into practice. Thus, aim of this program is to develop engineers, who having high potentials and wide overall vision, as future leaders of the society will contribute to develop, design, create, manage and run innovative systems that will help to elevate people’s lives in the society.



Nobel Laureate Hideki Shirakawa, Professor Emeritus

Chemistry and Physics, Fusion of Science and Engineering and the Discovery/ Development of Conducting Polymers

Professor Emeritus Hideki Shirakawa, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has pioneered a new area called “Conductive Polymer” that reverses the conventional common sense that plastics do not pass electricity.

The invention of conductive polymer through which electricity can conduct was realized through combination of the chemical properties of thin film poly acetylene with the physical method called doping for improving the conductivity. That is, the conductive polymer can be said to be “a gift by fusion of chemistry and physics”. In that sense, the conductive polymer is a “barefoot example of science and technology fusion” where the outcome of science has been applied to engineering and is a fine example of the viion that the program of ” Interdisciplinary Engineering” is focusing.