The Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere (RISH) was established in 2004. Defining the regions vital to human existence as the humanosphere, the institute aims to promote academic study in a new field of science. The institute pursues four missions to solve present and future humanospheric problems: (1) Humanosphere Assessment and Remediation, (2) Refinement of Solar Energy through Bio-mass and Solar Power Satellite Research, (3) Exploration of the Space Environment and its Utilization and (4) Development of Technology and Materials for the Cyclical Utilization of Bio-based Resources.
The RISH also holds cooperative lectures with the graduate schools of engineering, agriculture, informatics, and science with the aim of fostering researchers with a broad insight and a wide range of experiences. Such researchers will be vital for the world in the 21st century.