Message from Director

As one of the leading research universities in Japan, Kumamoto University boasts some of the world's most advanced research. The International Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROAST) was established in April 2016 with the aim of further enhancing the university's international research capabilities in science and engineering.

With four priority research areas (Nano Material Science, Green Energy, Environmental Science, Advanced Green Bio), IROAST has promoted international joint research in collaboration with world-leading universities and research institutions, and invited prominent researchers from overseas as distinguished professors to advance our research. We have also made efforts to foster young researchers through a tenure-track system and by providing funding support for their research. Additionally, we promote interdisciplinary research beyond the boundaries of departments, such as medical-industrial collaborations. These efforts have produced many outstanding achievements.

Our aim is to carry out innovative and cutting-edge research to lead the world toward a safe and sustainable future. To achieve this, the participation of young researchers from around the world is essential.

If you are interested in joining or collaborating with us, we would be delighted to hear from you. We look forward to beginning new partnerships!

Distinguished Professor, International Research Organization for Advanced Science and Technology
Kumamoto University
Email: takashik[at]gpo.kumamoto-u.ac.jp

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