Education & Research

Informedia Education Research Division

 This research division is involved in building an advanced information education environment, providing information and information ethics education, and carrying out research and education activities for the faculty development of information education staff.


Multimedia Language Education Research Division

 This research division develops an ideal environment for language education by developing an innovative, user-friendly learning management system for all language teachers/learners, and self-learning software for foreign language learners. They also support the operation and maintenance of several computer-assisted language laboratories and provide our students opportunities to learn foreign languages effectively.


Large-Scale Computational Science Research Division

 This research division is involved in assisting the operation of the supercomputer system, disseminating technologies to make computational results visible, providing education on advanced technologies for using the supercomputer system, and conducting education and research activities for computational science and other related courses.


Computer Assisted Science Research Division

 This research division supports the operation of general-purpose computer systems and faculty developments of efficient computer applications for setting up and solving scientific problems, and also provides education and research related to mathematical and computational modeling of scientific problems.


Cybercommunity Research Division

 This research division is involved in design of digital libraries, cyber communities, and social networks, building information modeling (BIM), development of risk management systems in urban spaces, and evaluation of urban infrastructure, while providing a computer-aided design and graphic science education.


Advanced Network Environment Research Division

 This research division supports the operation and utilization of the Osaka Daigaku Information Network System (ODINS), which introduces novel networking technologies such as high-speed networks and mobile networking environments. This division also conducts educational activities on networking technologies, security issues, information ethics, and so on for university students and staff. In addition, this division carries out state-of-the-art research on network-related topics.


Applied Information Systems Research Division

 This research division develops plans for future high-performance computing systems and cloud computing systems to achieve seamless integration of computers and networks on a large scale. This division also performs research on the architecture of large-scale computer communication systems. Research topics include high-speed networking, ubiquitous networking, and the architectures of cloud and grid systems.


University-wide Information and Communications Infrastructure Services Promotion Division

 The Cybermedia Center offers a variety of services to support the entire of Osaka University such as maintenance, operation, and user support of information communication systems and joint use facilities installed for education, research, and clerical work. This division is involved in promoting and managing the smooth execution and enhancement of university-wide support services the Cybermedia Center is implementing.