The University of Tsukuba has a relatively flexible education system based on Schools and Colleges, and focuses on educating students in highly specialized abilities as well as encouraging them to maintain a broad perspective and flexible mindset. The School of Social and International Studies comprises the College of Social Sciences offering a specialist education in the general fields of social sciences, and the College of International Relations offering a more developmental and applied approach to social sciences.
Social science is the core of the School of Social and International Studies, and is complemented by the applied fields of social development, information engineering, and others. Specialized education is emphasized, while an integrated understanding of related fields a focus on methodology is maintained. This trains students to accurately grasp the various issues they will encounter in today’s society and the world, and analyze the situation in a creative way. Our students can thus fulfill the dynamic expectations of our society.


April 1974Establishment of College of Social Sciences (First Cluster of Colleges)
-- Composed of 4 majors (Sociology, Law, Political Science, Economics)
1983Establishment of College of International Relations
1995College of International Relations renamed itself as College of International studies
-- International Development Major was added as a result of the reorganization of the college
2007Establishment of School of Social and International Studies
-- as a result of the reformation of the undergraduate system
2009Inauguration of Undergraduate Program of International Social Studies (Global 30)
August 2010First students of Global 30 entered the program