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The preliminary foundation stage of the Research Center for West Asian Civilization was nominated for a “Pre Strategic-Initiative” by the Organization for the Support and Development of Strategic Initiatives in 2010. It opened as a provisional research center and aims to establish itself as an inter-disciplinary research center focusing on the ancient civilization of West Asia by 2013. Its main activities are centered on the following four operations.

・ Support for Field Projects

・ Rescue & Assistance for Sites and Historical Resources

・ Organization of Symposiums and Workshops 

・ Education Program

 Upcoming events

To be appeared soon.


 Receipt of 2012–2016 Grant in Aid for Scientific Research (Kakenhi) for new research  “Ancient West Asian Civilization as the foundation of all modern civilizations. (Project Director: Akira Tsuneki)

West Asia represents a dramatic historical landscape which repeatedly marked important turning points in human history: the exodus of modern humans from Africa; the beginning of agriculture; the development of complex societies called ‘cities’, the invention of a writing system, the emergence of territorial states and the establishment of monotheistic religions. This long historical development of human society is so important that it has formed the social and cultural foundation of every society in the modern world. It is expected that the Research Center for West Asian Civilization at the University of Tsukuba will be at the forefront of world-wide research and research communities in this area.