The Policy Alternatives Research Institute is an interfaculty research organization established to contribute widely to the future society and the global community by proposing new policy alternatives through an integration of the varied and advanced knowledge accumulated at the University of Tokyo.
Message from the Director
Prof. Kiichi Fujiwara (September 2017)
The Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI) is a think tank at the University of Tokyo. This may sound like a contradiction: why do we need a think tank at a university? I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and reaffirm what PARI stands for. The first role of a university is research. I think it is clear that universities thrive on outstanding findings that challenge previous theories or paradigms. Also obvious is that the primary audience for such new research is researchers themselves, for they can appreciate the contributions made by their peers. ...
Message from the President of the University of Tokyo
Prof. Makoto Gonokami
The 20th century witnessed dramatic development across all disciplines of the natural sciences, becoming a period of wide-ranging technological advancement. These scientific and technological innovations tremendously expanded the scope of human activities, transformed society, and granted humans unprecedented powers. ...
The Policy Alternatives Research Institute is an organization with a think tank function, which works as a communicator. ...
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