Co-creation Outreach - NIHU Knowledge Co-creation Projects

In collaboration with the NIHU’s institutes and research institutes such as universities, these projects aim to visualize cutting-edge research on human culture through museums and exhibitions as well as build a research promotion model that enhances research through co-creation with academia and society. Moreover, they will promote social co-creation together with NIHU symposiums and other public outreach projects.


NIHU Interactive Museums

A “circulation of knowledge” between universities, other research institutions, and society will be created by using digital technology to prepare materials and data owned by NIHU’s institutes, visualize them through museums and various exhibitions, and share and publish research processes and results by various methods and in various places. In this way, the aim is to build a model for promoting open humanities research through co-creation with various people in Japan and overseas. Moreover, joint research will be conducted to solve communication challenges, such as visual and auditory difficulties, and, based on the results, to develop exhibition methods that support diversity.


Liberal Arts Communicator

In addition to communicating the results of humanities research to society in an easy-to-understand manner by utilizing various media and opportunities such as exhibitions, “Liberal Arts Communicators” are trained systematically as researchers with skills to pick up on social demands for and responses to research and funnel that back into the research field. As an interpreter who “connects” society and research, he/she will promote social collaboration and co-creation as well as contribute to the promotion and development of the humanities.

Website [Japanese only]

The Liberal Arts Communicator collaboration project “Liberal Arts for Daily Living.” Including interviews with researchers inside and outside NIHU and with other related parties.
The collaboration lecture “Research Communication in Humanities and Social Sciences” at the University of Tsukuba
Graduate School


NIHU Symposiums

With NIHU at the center, universities and various research organizations collaborate to hold symposiums on the latest results in humanities research.

Past NIHU Symposiums

40th NIHU Symposium
Venue: Kyoto Institute, Library and Archives


Industry-Academia Collaborations

In collaboration with industry and external organizations, social benefits of research results are promoted, and contributions are made to develop academic culture.

Symposium co-hosted with Ajinomoto Foundation for Dietary Culture
Symposium co-hosted with “Japan Forum for the Cultivation of Insight from the Humanities”

Collaboration events [Japanese only]


Public Relations

The web magazine “NIHU Magazine

This is a web magazine that disseminates NIHU research results and activities both in Japan and internationally. It is published regularly in two languages, Japanese and English.

The e-mail magazine “NIHU Newsletter” [Japanese only]

This is an e-mail magazine that provides information on exhibitions, symposiums, and various events. (Sent out about once a month, free of charge.)

Official social media account

It provides the latest information on NIHU and the six institutes.