Kyoto Tachibana University promotes unique, high-level research that attracts widespread interest both within Japan and abroad. In 2012, the Institute for the Promotion of Academic Research was established with the following organs attached to it:
The Integrated Research Center aims to conduct multidisciplinary research across a wide range of fields, including literature, languages, history, education, architecture, management, nursing, psychology, physical therapy and paramedic science, which serve as academic bases of the university’s five faculties and 11 departments. It strives to activate research within the university by calling for research projects on the subject of open-type research aid systems and regional solutions, and aims to obtain external funding. It is also engaged in promoting research activities, as it provides research exchange opportunities through “Tachibana Research Salon” and reviews the university’s research programs.
The Center for Regional Collaboration plays the role of developing collaborative projects with our university and regional communities, local authorities such as Kyoto City, businesses and non-profit organizations. Systems of support are organized upon request from within and outside of the university to advance various regional collaborations, social action projects and industry-academia projects, and the achievements are communicated widely to society. It also engages in exchanging information on and off campus by publishing the PR magazine “Tsunagaru” and holding the “Tachibana Session”.
The Institute for Women’s History and Culture was established in 1992 with an aim to advance women’s place in the contemporary society, by conducting integrated research on women’s history and culture, and by illuminating them from the perspectives of both sexes. One of its missions is to fill the gaps in history to add depth and breadth to the study of history as a whole, by reviewing history from the viewpoint of “women”. The research findings are available to the public in publications such as “History of Women in Kyoto” and “Representative Transgender”, and in symposiums and research reports.
The Center for Cross-cultural Nursing and the Promotion of External Relations explores the diversity of nursing caused by the universality and different cultures, by transcending culture in nursing, regardless of nations. By promoting practice-based nursing education activities, cross-cultural and international exchange and external relations, it engages in activities for contributing to the progress of the science of nursing. The center is open to the local community, and is engaged in projects such as refresher lectures for active nurses and international academic exchange with notable lecturers.