Established in 1953 for the purpose of pursuing basic and applied research activities in education, and contributing the fruits of those activities to society. In addition to research and study, the Institute also organises plans and sponsors open lectures, seminars and study meetings.The Institute publishes an annual research journal entitled Educational Studies and a Monograph Series published on an occasional basis.
The first Director of the IERS, Professor Daishiro Hidaka(1898-1977), described the goal of the new Institute in the first issue of Educational Studies(vol.1), highlighting issues such as the new system of postwar education, international education, and the challenges of teacher training. These issues are still relevant today.
Commitment to Education
◆ Lectures, seminars ,symposia and conferences.
◆ Research projects in the field of education
Literacy Seminary(1996-), ICU Value Study Research(2009-)
The IERS ArchivesRoom(ERB I-236)holds materials on literacy, general education and education in developing countries, etc. It operates on an open stack, self-service basis. There is no limit on items that may be borrowed by students, faculty and staff of ICU. ⇒ Archives
The IERS publishes an annual journal, Educational Studies, and a Monograph Series on an intermittent basis. ⇒ Publications
The IERS consists of ICU educational staff who are engaged in research in the field of education.
Director: TOMIYAMA, Machiko
Advisors: CHIBA Akihiro, TACHIKAWA Akira, KURIYAMA Yoko, MACHIDA Kenichi
also there are –
RIA(Research Institute Assistants): 4
Research Fellows: 27
Research Associates: 7
Address and Contact
Institute of Educational Research and Service (IERS)
International Christian University, ERB I-235
Osawa 3-10-2, Mitaka, Tokyo 181-8585, Japan
Directions to ICU and Campus Map
e-mail：iers☆icu.ac.jp (Please change ☆ to ＠)