About Informatics


Informatics in Kyoto University is the study of information in natural and artificial systems.


Informatics studies the creation, recognition, representation, collection, organization, optimization, transformation, communication, evaluation, and control of information in complex and dynamic systems.

Methods, Applicability

Informatics has human, social, cognitive, biological, lingustic, computational, mathematical, and engineering aspects. It includes systems science and communications engineering.


Informatics has close relations with a number of disciplines in the natural and human sciences. It is developed employing contributions from many different areas; in turn, it can contribute to their further development.


Interfaces to human and social areas, mathematical modeling, and information systems are the three pillars of Informatics in Kyoto University.