The City of Yokohama in Kanagawa Prefecture has been a hub of industry and driver of Japan’s development since the 19th century, when Yokohama was the touchstone of Japan’s modern-era enlightenment. This city is also a part of Japan where various global issues are felt most acutely. Yokohama National University (YNU), Kanagawa Prefecture’s only national university, is medium in scale, gathering faculty members with diverse specialties such as humanities, social sciences, sciences, and engineering at One Campus.

In Phase 2, from the 2018 academic year to the 2022 academic year, the Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS) proceeded with research in academic disciplines where Yokohama National University (YNU) is a world leader, taking “Risk Symbiosis” as its core philosophy. By bringing together researchers from within the university and providing research support in a focused manner, the IAS was able to accelerate advanced research.