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The IDEC Institute is dedicated to advancing the legacy of Hiroshima University by pioneering research and development. Our commitment lies in fostering international collaborations and embracing interdisciplinary learning to contribute significant breakthroughs to our fields of study. This mission propels us toward a future marked by profound discoveries and scholarly excellence.


We are steadfast in our commitment to fostering a university that champions interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research on an international scale.


We strive to design a globally leading Peace and Sustainability Center that pioneers the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and beyond.


We aim to enhance society’s digitalization using science and technology to facilitate international development and cooperation.


We endeavor to collaborate with all graduate schools within the university and beyond, partnering with research organizations globally.


The IDEC Institute was founded in 2020 as a cross-university entity with a dedicated mission: to spearhead interdisciplinary and international research through collaboration among researchers from diverse fields. This institute is the successor of the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), established in 1994 to nurture experts in international development fields. We carry forward the IDEC name as a testament to the legacy of Hiroshima University. Presently, the Institute hosts four research centers (CICE, CEPEAS, PHIS, and CGP), and continues to evolve and expand.

1994Established the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation at Hiroshima University as an independent graduate school with a Division of Development Science.
1995Introduced Division of Education and Cultural and Regional Studies
2003Initiated partnership with CICE.
2005Reorganized the faculty structure into five major courses.
2020Launched the IDEC Institute as a university-wide interdisciplinary research organization.
2022Established three research centers, CEPEAS, CICE, and PHIS, to enhance the institute’s functional capabilities.
2023Added a practical research center, PCGL, to our institute.
2024Established CGP by reforming and expanding PCGL to strengthen its planning and operation capacity.

The IDEC Institute, upholding the legacy of Hiroshima University, strives to break new ground in research and development through international collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Join us in shaping the future.