Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities

What is “the program for promoting the enhancement of research universities” ?

KEK was selected for “the Program for Promoting the Enhancement of Research Universities” by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in 2013. The aim of the program is to acquire human resources of research management (including URA: University Research Administrators) and to facilitate reforms of research environments.

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Research Administration Department

The Research Administration Department has been organized and established under the management of the director general and the executive director, and has a central role in the program. Our main missions are to improve environment for our activities, promote the enhancement of research capabilities, and provide support to research projects in cooperation with other involved departments at KEK.

For more detail, visit the Research Administration Department Homepage.

Open Innovation Promotion Department

One of KEK’s main social missions as an inter-university research institute corporation is to return innovative knowledge / skills and research results to society. Another approach we have is to make KEK’s academic resources/infrastructure available to the general public. For KEK knowledge transfer, especially for young researchers / engineers / students, we offer several unique internship programs and various educational programs. Then, in order to strengthen KEK’s innovation seeds that utilize scientific research results, we have established an open innovation promotion department to function as a gateway for accessing researchers and intellectual property from the outside. And another role is to make KEK more diverse by connecting innovation platforms and industrial consortiums.

We are leading open and closed innovation activities. Please see the detailed activities and contact us.

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