KyotoU to open fifth "on-site laboratory" (18 December 2018)

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Kyoto University launched an "on-site laboratory" initiative in September 2018 as part of a strategy implemented under the education ministry's Designated National University (DNU) program. The initiative involves KyotoU departments/centers and their overseas partners collaboratively establishing laboratories, each to be hosted by either or both of the participating institutions and locally managed.

These centers are tasked with conducting world-leading advanced research, developing quality human capital, recruiting talented international students, and expanding collaboration with industrial partners. Through these efforts, Kyoto University aims to strengthen its institutional infrastructure with a view to playing a greater role in international academia and among the world's leading institutions, as well as further contributing to Japan's development and innovation.

FY2018 has seen five on-site laboratories established or approved for establishment (details below).

KyotoU on-site laboratories

Laboratory name Graduate School/Institute involved Partner institution Date of establishment
IFOM-KU Joint Research Laboratory Graduate School of Medicine The FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM), Italy February 2018
Kyoto University Research Center San Diego Graduate School of Medicine The University of California San Diego, USA March 2019 (planned)
Smart Materials Research Center Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS), Kyoto University Institute for Advanced Study (KUIAS) Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand August 2018
Kyoto University-Tsinghua University Cooperative Research and Education Center for Environmental Technology Graduate School of Engineering
Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES)
The Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University, China October 2005
Kyoto University On-Site Laboratory at Mahidol University for Educational and Research Collaboration in Environmental Studies Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies (GSGES) Mahidol University, Thailand January 2019

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