This Institute hosts various different types research groups on many disciplines. Each group make efforts to achieve its target, but at the same time collaborations among them are encouraged to explore new possibility, which can be realized "only at TUS".

Message from the Director

The two prongs of university are education and research.

Education promotes the acquisition of solid fundamental knowledge in both the liberal arts and in specializations specific to each academic field in each undergraduate and graduate school department. Research consists of inquiry activities based on basic knowledge that transcends academic fields using highly advanced specialized knowledge and solid problem-solving skills.

If education is the vertical axis, then research is the horizontal axis. As of April 2021, the Research Institute for Science and Technology is a cross-sectoral research organization that embodies the horizontal axis, with three Research Centers, twenty Research Divisions, one Joint Usage/Research Center, and one Open Innovation Project. We carry out high-quality original research based on fundamental knowledge in various academic fields while transcending the barriers between basic and applied, internal and external, and domestic and international as well as between different academic fields and between Centers and Divisions, engaging with each other in a cross-sectoral manner.

The goals of the Research Institute for Science and Technology are to strengthen the fluidity and mobility of faculty appointments, to strengthen ties with society, and, by taking advantage of our appealing research environment that is rich in vitality and solidarity, to produce highly creative and diversity-rich human resources that will play a leading role in the society of the future as well as to create a novel academic process and visualizable research results that are unique to Tokyo University of Science.

The Research Institute for Science and Technology will work toward solving the global-scale issues specified by the SDGs through cooperation and research that transcends the barriers between Centers and Divisions.

TAKAYANAGI Hideaki

Director, Research Institute for Science and Technology
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Organization

Research Institute
for Science & Technology

  • Research Divisions
  • Research Centers
  • Joint Usage /
    Research Center
  • The Open
    Innovation Project
Research Divisions
Research Centers
Joint Usage / Research Center
  • Research Center for Fire Safety Science
The Open Innovation Project
    On April 1, 2021, the Tokyo University of Science (TUS) launched the "The Open Innovation Project" at the Research Institute for Science and Technology in the Organization for Research Advancement.

    The "The Open Innovation Project" is focused on joint research between TUS and outside companies which is intended to address social challenges. Target research projects would have an annual budget of at least 25 million yen and a contract period of at least three years. The Project seeks to create new value through the communication of research results and findings with audiences in Japan and overseas, and it is being positioned as a "knowledge co-creation" research initiative capable of producing reliable results that are consistent with partner companies' medium-term research and development strategies.

    Any social challenge-focused joint research undertaken between TUS and partner companies would bear the names of the companies involved in it, thereby enhancing these companies' reputations for active social contribution. In addition, the research would have the effect of publicizing these companies among TUS students, making it much more likely that highly qualified TUS graduates will seek employment with them.

    Moreover, by facilitating deeper human resources exchange between companies and TUS, as well as fully capitalizing on university resources, research seeds, and interdisciplinary collaboration between faculty, the "The Open Innovation Project" makes it possible to carry out highly promising joint research with unprecedented speed and flexibility.
(As of April 2021)