In Japan, we have reached a super aging society which other nations have never encountered. There are concerns that the ever-more-quickly aging population will raise social security costs in the future. On the other hand, we cannot expect high economic growth with a declining workforce, accompanied by productive population decrease. As we look at it from a global point of view, there are countries and regions which will be aging more quickly than Japan and in such countries a lot of issues have been brought up in various fields.
Looking toward a solution, we should create a society in which every person can live healthy and rich in spirit, not like a society that causes generational conflict and pursues competitive efficiency, seeking only economic gain. Knowledge and experience for creating such a society are required.
The Univers Foundation offers grant programs under the fundamental theme of “aiming toward a healthy and spiritually enriched society.” Young researchers from various fields such as social sciences, human sciences, natural sciences, and practitioners in social welfare are welcome to apply for our grant programs.