URA provides support that integrates basic research, applied research projects, and returning benefits to society through industry-academia cooperation.

Message from the Director

In accordance with our founding principle, "Building a better future with science", the Tokyo University of Science (TUS) has been conducting education and research to support the scientific and technological advancement in Japan for more than 130 years. Today the Tokyo University of Science aims to be a global university with the international competitiveness, envisioning ourselves not only as TUS of Japan but also TUS of the world.

In order to bring the "unique research of TUS" up to the world-class level while valuing basic research, TUS focuses on areas with high originality and strong social needs, and drives globally acknowledged research. TUS is also building a framework for industry-university cooperation that will steadily improve the standing until TUS ranks as one of the world’s leading universities.

Based on the Mid-term Plan for Research Strategies of TUS, the University Research Administration Center, established in April 2014, is supporting research activities at TUS and at the same time driving contribution to the society through industry-university cooperation.

Staffed with highly-professional URAs*, the University Research Administration Center is composed of four divisions: Planning and Management Division, Research Strategy Formulation Division, Research & Industry-University Cooperation Supporting Division, and Regional Alliance & Commercialization Promotion Division. We are expanding our operations throughout the university as the organization in TUS Organization for Research Advancement.

We will greatly appreciate your continued cooperation and support for our activities.

* URAs (University Research Administrators) are university personnel engaged in operations that provide fundamental impetus for the activities of researchers and that strengthen R&D management, by working together with researchers to plan and to manage research projects and promoting the utilization of research results.

Yoshito Koga

Director, University Research Administration Center
Tokyo University of Science

Division Groups

Planning and Management Division
  • General affairs
  • Contract management
  • Risk management
  • Public announcements
  • Support for "Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research" application, etc.
  • Management of public research funding
Research Strategy Formulation Division
  • Strategy formulation
  • Research & analysis on research potential, research funding, etc.
  • Gathering information about policy trend, public research funding, etc.
  • Planning and management of original research funding, etc.
Research & Industry-University
Cooperation Supporting Division
  • Planning, coordination, and support for research projects
  • Support for research funding application
  • Discovery of research seeds
  • Collaboration and coordination with the public institutions and private companies
  • Intellectual property management, technology transfer
Regional Alliance & Commercialization Promotion Division
  • Incubation for university-launched start-up
  • Consultation and Support for business start-up
  • Consultation and Promotion for commercialization
  • Promotion of Outreach and Liaisons
  • Support for international exhibitions and cooperation with foreign companies

Cooperation Plans

Technical Consultations
Joint Research
Researchers from corporations, etc., conduct research jointly with Tokyo University of Science faculty members on shared research topics. Support is also provided for collaborations with public agencies involved in joint research projects.
Entrusted Research
Tokyo University of Science faculty members conduct research on topics provided by corporations, etc., and report on the results of their research.
Technical Guidance
Technical guidance is provided by Tokyo University of Science faculty members in university laboratories. It is also possible for faculty members to provide technical guidance and consulting services directly at corporations.
Tangible Products of
We provide products obtained as a result of research (materials, samples, prototypes, models, testing equipment, etc.). We can also accept products of research conducted by external organizations.
Research Assistance
Research Grants
We accept donations aimed at promoting or assisting academic research.

Flow of Consultations (Example)

  • 1
    Technical Consultation

    Please contact the University Research Administration Center for consultations concerning your research topics or on Tokyo University of Science research projects that interest you. The Tokyo University of Science URA handles consultation contents. A
    confidentiality agreement is
    concluded if necessary.

  • 2
    Study of Contents and

    An accurate understanding of the topic is reached, and if the guidance or advice of Tokyo University of Science faculty members is required, the project is matched with the appropriate faculty members.

  • 3
    Conclusion of Contract

    After deliberations on the contents of the research and conditions, the contract is concluded. The term of the research contract is in principle one year, and the contract can be renewed yearly. The contractor must be a juridical person.

  • 4
    Payment of Research

    Actual fees differ from one project to another.

  • 5
    Start of Research

  • 6
    Summarizing of

    If necessary, support is also offered on intellectual property management (creation, protection and utilization).