The Positioning of the Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences (IMS)

By comparison with the Institute of Advanced Sciences (IAS), which undertakes outstanding, world-class research in cutting-edge technology research spheres, the Institute for Multidisciplinary Sciences (IMS) is a vision-driven research institute seeking to help build an ideal society through interdisciplinary collaboration across diverse research fields that aims to realize a vision for the society of the future. The IMS’s Principal Investigators (PIs) include many up-and-coming younger researchers who will be playing an important role in the society of the future, and the IMS is aiming to accelerate the strengthening of diversity and interdisciplinary collaboration. The IMS is boldly undertaking work on current research topics which have been selected through back-casting from the vision of where we want to be in the future, and is realizing research activities that will lead to the generation of new academic fields and of new value for society.

Framework for Collaboration with External Partners

In recent years, the competition in the university sector to secure high-level international research talent has become increasingly intense, and the movement of research talent between countries has accelerated. As with the IAS, which has made the recruitment and securing of first-rate foreign researchers a priority, and has been proceeding with the putting in place of the necessary systems, the IMS has also been forging an international collaboration network with overseas companies, overseas universities, and other international partner organizations, aimed at realizing the YNU’s vision, and has been strengthening measures to build itself into an International Network Hub that will be at the center of innovative, high-level research activities. In addition, by implementing initiatives for ongoing strengthening of collaboration with non-academic bodies, including the local community and industry, the IMS is aiming both to enhance international research capabilities and promote the social implementation of research results.

Faculty Profile

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