Charter

SCHOOL OF SCIENCE, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO

Science aims to elucidate universal truths in the natural world and searches for fundamental laws and principles underlying those truths. The contributions of science have formed the foundation of human society and civilization and continuously expand our view of nature. Science is a dominant part of the accumulated wisdom of the human race and of human intellect. Based on these ideals, the School of Science sets forth this Charter with the aim of promoting education and research in advanced science that will open pathways to a prosperous and peaceful future for mankind.

Mission

The central mission of the School of Science is to conduct education and research in order to understand further the truths of nature, to expand and develop the frontiers of knowledge, and to hand down such knowledge to future generations.

Education

The School of Science will educate young people who will lead the next generation of science and who will contribute, through their training in problem solving, to the continuous and peaceful progress of human society.

Fairness and High Standard

The School of Science will hold fairness to be paramount in all personnel and administrative practices, and will maintain the highest standards of education and research through constant self-assessment and rigorous external evaluation.

Non-discrimination

Consistent with the ideals of science, the School of Science will not discriminate on the basis of gender, nationality, race or religion and will ensure academic freedom in education and research.

Social Contribution

The School of Science will make the results of its education and research available to the general public and will endeavor to prevent such results from being used to harm the peace of human society and the global environment, and will, in this way, contribute to the development of society and culture and the continued existence of the human race.