We draw up the RIEC vision based on the institute missions, which would contribute to the Tohoku University Global vision.
Faculty’s Vision (Basic Philosophy and Mission)
The Research Institute of Electrical Communication (RIEC) has a long tradition of original research and achievements in the fields of high-density and high-level information and communications. With this in mind, and taking advantage of the mobility enjoyed by a university-affiliated institute, we continually investigate and research scientific principles and applied technologies aimed at creating communication technologies that enrich humanity, including harmonious man–machine interfaces, and continue to serve as the center of information and communication research in Japan.
Organizational Policies for Reinforcing Functions
We are pursuing the following goals, with the aim of resolving problems associated with information and communication research and contributing to the advancement of human knowledge.
- We continue to pursue diverse and multifaceted research projects in order to accomplish our mission of creating communications technologies that enrich people’s lives.
- We promote research and development on energy-efficient, high-speed, and high-capacity information and communication technologies to produce highly applicable and disaster-tolerant systems.
- We promote research and development on novel and advanced information processing and communications by exploiting state-of-the-art information and communication technologies.
Strategic Focus and Major Policies
1. Promotion of research on information and communication technologies for the betterment of human knowledge
We promote multifaceted cutting-edge research in the fields of information and communication, in line with the university objectives of “Achieving World-Class Status and Leaping Ahead” and “Leading the Post-earthquake Restoration and Regeneration.” For this purpose, we focus on promoting diverse state-of-the-art research, student and recurrent education through research, our own activities as a joint usage/research center, international partnerships, disaster-resistant ICT (Information and Communications Technology) research for earthquake disaster reconstruction, and partnerships with private industry.