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RCAST is undaunted by restrictions and devotes maximum effort
to the improvement of human society
The Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology (RCAST), the newest institute attached to the University of Tokyo, aims to contribute to the development of science and technology by expeditiously taking on new challenges arising from the advancement of science and coincident changes in society, and by exploring new areas of advanced science and technology for the benefit of humankind and society since its establishment in 1987. More than 40 eponymous labs for a wide variety of specialized fields are pursuing advanced research in science and technology as well as in social sciences and the field of barrier-free research. We extend these research areas over a wide range, from basic and applied fields further to the social system.