According to the latest Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities, the Université Paris-Sud is France’s leading university. It is a multidisciplinary university.
The issues addressed by the Chair are principally socio-economic in nature, but with a major contribution from the ‘hard’ sciences, especially in the context of multidisciplinary research. This is the case, for example, with:
the neurosciences to enhance understanding of behaviour patterns in the digital world and the creation of value from the skills held by seniors (the ‘Smart’ age concept developed primarily by Professor Kayashima)
information technology research to enhance understanding about the uses made of information systems