Address from the President
Address from the Honorary President
Address from the Former President
Address from the next Former President
Forty academic societies that encompass a wide range of humanities and sciences form a coalition to develop and promote "transdisciplinary science," which constitutes the basics of technology, such as statistics, simulation, optimization, informatics, and design science, to promote integration of natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and engineering. The federation pursues various activities aimed at stressing the importance of a horizontal axis and strengthening it in the face of the actual situation, in which science and technology continue to be vertically subdivided.
1. Innovating Transdisciplinary Expertise for Leveraging Integration of Existing Academic Knowledge
The Transdisciplinary Federation of Science and Technology (TraFST) aims to:
- Investigate structure of existing knowledge accumulated across
multiple disciplines in order to transform them to new valued
active knowledge, beyond just a collection that spans across
- Systematize integrated methodologies to create ground-
breaking, new disciplines.
2. Developing Solutions for Real World Problems by Transdisciplinary Science and Technology
TraFST strives to integrate and utilize existing knowledge by collaborating with existing research fields and industries for real world solutions. For example, “measurement, visualization, and control of risk” “symbiosis of human and machines” are tackled through human and technological collaboration, resulting in the solutions which can provide big pictures.
3. Professional Development for Promoting Knowledge Integration
TraFST develops programs for enabling experts who can manage science and technology with bird-eye view and contribute to creating new industrial innovations based on transdisciplinary science and technology. These programs are promoted through collaboration with associated academic societies and universities.